MIDDLE EAST/US: Three new partners have been elected into the law firm’s policy committee, effective the 1st January 2009.
New York-based Scott J Arnold is the head of King & Spalding’s real estate practice. He has represented clients in commercial real estate issues since 1975, including Middle Eastern investors in Shariah compliant structures.
Another new partner in the committee is Tracie J Renfroe, who is based in Houston. She represents energy, petrochemical and manufacturing clients, focusing on toxic tort, product liability, environmental and commercial disputes.
Philip R Weems is the co-chairman of the law firm’s global energy practice and managing partner of its Middle East offices, based in Dubai.
His specialty is global energy and infrastructure transactions with a concentration on LNG/gas matters, upstream transactions and energy maritime issues.
The three replace C William Baxley, John J Kelley III and Reginald R Smith, whose three-year term in the committee expired at the end of 2008.