DWF boosts finance & restructuring practice with partner hire in Dubai

Matthew Dyson joins from Pinsent Masons

DWF boosts finance & restructuring practice with partner hire in Dubai

DWF has appointed Matthew Dyson as a new partner to expand its finance & restructuring practice in Dubai. He joins from Pinsent Masons, where, for the last six years, he has played a key role in building the firm’s finance and restructuring practice in Dubai.

Dyson acts for financial institutions and corporate and government-related entities across a wide range of transactional banking mandates, including corporate lending, real estate finance, and acquisition finance. He has considerable experience advising creditors, debtors, management teams, and insolvency practitioners across the full spectrum of distressed debt scenarios, from consensual restructures to formal processes like administration and liquidation.

Dyson is the latest senior appointment in Dubai, becoming the seventh new partner to join in the past 12 months as DWF strengthens its presence in key Middle Eastern markets.

“We are delighted to welcome Matthew and his wealth of experience to DWF in Dubai,” said Iain Shurwood, global head of finance & restructuring at DWF. “Matthew will play a key role in developing our finance and restructuring offering, including through his expertise in Islamic finance and the distressed debt space."

James Fox, managing partner for DWF in Dubai, said that this latest senior hire in Dubai further builds on the firm’s expansion over the past 12 months. “Matthew adds to our existing contentious restructuring expertise and means that our combined team has acted on many of the major restructurings in the region over the past five years," he said.

Dyson added: “I am excited to join the team at DWF and continue building my practice in the Middle East, supported by colleagues globally. I look forward to collaborating with their talented team to deliver exceptional client service to allow them to navigate the dynamic Middle Eastern landscape." 

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