New York firm Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle is the latest international firm to open in the UAE through the launch of an office in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). Peter Stewart, corporate partner and co-chair of the firm’s private equity practice, will serve as managing partner for the Dubai office. Corporate partner and head of Curtis London Charles Buderi will divide his time between Dubai and London. The firm will also relocate further lawyers from other offices to Dubai. Curtis Dubai will cover mergers and acquisitions, private equity, project development, tourism and hospitality projects, energy and commodities, sovereign wealth funds, private equity funds, and dispute resolution in the DIFC.