– New Law provider Support Legal has strengthened its merger & acquisition and knowledge management
capabilities with the appointment of two new Principals. Hannah McKinlay and Ahmed Arif join the fast growing corporate practice as demand for flexible and cost-assured legal services continues to grow. Amassing almost 200 clients and exceeding first year growth targets in just eight months, the new appointments form part of Support Legal’s plan to service a higher number of entrepreneurs and emerging companies seeking help to navigate the complex legal landscape across Middle East
Ahmed and Hannah bring magic circle experience from two of the world’s most elite corporate law firms; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
and Linklaters. Ahmed joins following 10 years’ experience in the Dubai office of Freshfields, having advised on some of the largest and most precedent-setting M&A transactions in the region and guided financial and strategic investors across the Middle East, Africa, Turkey
and South East Asia
. Hannah joins as Head of Knowledge Management, where she will play the integral role of keeping the team and clients abreast of legal developments. In her first major project with Support Legal, she was instrumental in the development of ScaleUp (www.supportscaleup.com) – Support Legal’s digital platform offering knowhow, practical advice and automated legal documents to the user without charge.
“We are delighted to welcome Ahmed and Hannah to the Support Legal team. The collective knowledge, expertise and experience they bring will strengthen our ability to service a higher number of clients and better support SMEs through every stage of their business,” said Lee McMahon, Co-Founder and Principal of Support Legal.