October 12, 2015 – Miami, FLA – Global law firm, Diaz, Reus & Targ LLP (Diaz Reus) announces that Ali Awais has joined the firm as a Partner, resident in the firm’s Dubai, UAE office, and Javier Ruiz has joined as an Associate in Mexico City. The addition of Awais and Ruiz reinforce the firm’s commitment to adding depth and breadth to the firm’s well-established international scope and capabilities in commercial finance, transactions, and corporate governance.
Awais expands the firm’s expertise in Middle East infrastructure related banking and project finance transactions, as well as mergers and acquisitions for both the public and private sector. A senior advisor to investment banks and private equity funds, Awais handles project placements, equity and debt raising, and setting up structured products, including funds. He also advises boards of directors and CEOs on international expansion for business value creation, including corporate governance and risk management structures with complex regulatory requirements. Awais earned his Bachelor of Arts and Law with a dual concentration in law and economics from Punjab University and Punjab Law College, Lahore, Pakistan, (LL.B with honors), and Masters in Law from George Washington University, Washington DC (LL.M)
Ruiz joins the firm’s Mexico City office as an associate handling corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, international contracts, and corporate governance matters for companies in Mexico and throughout Latin America. Fluent in Spanish, English, and Portuguese, Ruiz graduated suma cum laude from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México law school, México City and studied International Commercial Contracts and European Law at Université Lille 2 Droitet Santé, Lille, France.
“Ali and Javier add considerable breadth and depth to our established global transactional commercial practice,” says Diaz Reus Global Managing Partner, Michael Diaz, Jr. “We are pleased to be able to offer their expertise to our clients doing business in the Middle East, Latin America, and internationally.”
About Diaz Reus
Diaz Reus is a full-service, entrepreneurial, international law firm offering comprehensive legal services to U.S.-based and international clients. The firm’s global reach extends from its Miami, Florida, headquarters to 13 domestic and international offices strategically located in business centers in the U.S, Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. The firm’s multicultural, multilingual lawyers operate seamlessly in international courts and arbitral tribunals, giving clients access to boots-on-the-ground, global legal counsel in high-stakes litigation, cross-border transactions, and domestic and international regulatory compliance. The firm has earned prestigious rankings and peer recognition from organizations including Chambers and Partners, Martindale-Hubbell, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Florida SuperLawyers, and Latinvex, where it is ranked in the top five Latin American litigation law firms.