DUBAI—International financial and corporate communications consultancy Brunswick has opened its 12th international office in Dubai, where it has been licensed by the DIFC Authority to provide services from the Dubai International Financial Centre.
The office will be led by Rupert Young, who has 14 years of advisory experience in cross border M&A, IPO, reputation management and crisis communications—the last 10 of them with Brunswick in the U.K.—and is being advised by Anthony Harris, the former British Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, currently a regional market analyst on Gulf affairs.
According to Young, “Brunswick has been supporting clients in the region for a number of years, principally advising on major corporate transactions, strategic positioning projects and listings including those of Kingdom Hotel Investments, Hikma Pharmaceuticals and Goldfields on the DIFX. With the strong growth of the DIFC, Dubai represents the natural next step for the firm as it develops its international presence and bridges the gap between business in Europe and Asia.”
Assem Kabesh, chief business development officer for the DIFC, welcomed the firm to the region, adding: “For any firm, communicating clearly with stakeholders, investors, the media and the general public is one of the keys to good governance and long-term success. At the DIFC, and especially through Hawkama, the Institute for Corporate Governance, we have long stressed the need for transparent and timely communications in line with global best practices.”