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20 November 2013

Charles Russell Appoints Senior Telecoms Adviser

This article was written prior to the formation of Charles Russell Speechlys, through the merger between Charles Russell and Speechly Bircham.

Charles Russell is delighted to announce the appointment of Dhana Doobay, who joins the firm as Senior Counsel in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) practice. Dhana brings a wealth of experience in the telecoms space, having advised on high profile transactions and strategic regulatory issues for more than 15 years. In addition, Dhana will work with the wider practice team advising convergent media and technology clients. 

Dhana will work closely with existing TMT head, Vincenzo Lanni, to lead the strategic development of the firm’s international telecoms offering, underlining the firm’s commitment to the continued growth of this area. In particular, she will bolster the firm’s expanding Middle East practice by providing additional support to the team on the ground in its Bahrain and newly opened Qatar offices, which have seen a significant influx of clients from the TMT sector.

Dhana joins Charles Russell having previously headed sector groups most recently at Ashurst and formerly at Clifford Chance (CC). She has represented a broad range of high profile clients including operators and service providers, regulators, governments, private equity houses and financial institutions. She has great experience of advising on international telecoms regulatory projects and commercial, corporate and finance transactions in the telecoms sector worldwide.

Commenting on her appointment, Dhana said: "I am delighted to be joining a top quality sector-focussed firm like Charles Russell. Its market-leading TMT practice and ambitious plans for driving international growth are extremely appealing. I am excited to work with highly regarded colleagues in continuing to drive the delivery of value-added, innovative and flexible legal advisory and transactional solutions to meet clients’ expectations in a competitive and challenging market.”