Hong Kong-headquartered legal giant, King & Wood Mallesons, (KWM) has promoted Daniel Xu as a partner within its dispute resolution team in Dubai.
Xu – who was one of the judges of the Construction Week Awards 2017 – focusses on international arbitration and cross-border dispute resolution in the construction, engineering, and infrastructure sectors.
He has also been an advisor to contractors and developers on topics such as risk management and dispute avoidance.
KWM said Xu's clients include governments, state-owned entities, Fortune 500 companies, and notable corporations across the Asia Pacific and Middle East markets.
Commenting on Xu's appointment, Tim Taylor QC, partner at KWM, said: "We are thrilled to expand the team’s capacity in line with the growing market.
"Having lived in the Middle East for almost 10 years, Daniel is very familiar with the culture and market conditions of this region.
"His skills and experience will enhance the existing capability of KWM Dubai’s dispute resolution team, so as to maintain its market-leading position."
Wang Rongkang, managing partner of KWM's Europe and Middle East (EUME) practice, added: "We [have sustained] the momentum of strong growth in the Middle East region since last year, and our dispute resolution team has been highly recognized by clients and the industry for their outstanding performance.
"This benefits from our talent policy in EUME offices as symbolised by Daniel’s promotion, and we have the faith to gain more in the future."