Global law firm Morgan Lewis has recruited the former senior legal counsel from Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund for its Middle East practice.
Richard Knott spent the last four years as senior legal counsel at Mubadala Development Company.
In his time there he was responsible for advising outbound investment and strategic transactions in other regions as well as the creation of a third-party capital platform within a sovereign wealth fund.
“Richard is a skilled lawyer who focuses on outbound, cross-border transactions for sovereign and other institutional investors,” said Bill Nash, managing partner of Morgan Lewis’s Abu Dhabi office and co-leader of the firm’s Middle East practice.
Having studied in Australia, Knott has worked in Abu Dhabi since 2008 when he became senior associate for Clyde & Co. Prior to joining Mubadala in 2016, he was a senior associate at Allen & Overy.
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