Reed Smith has hired a second Dubai partner this year from Pinsent Masons after snapping up arbitration specialist Bjӧrn Gehle.

In January, Pinsent Masons lost Dubai projects and finance partner Simon Harvey, who also left the firm for Reed Smith.

Gehle advises on cross-border disputes including corporate, commercial and financial disputes. He focuses his practice on advising international and regional corporations in the MENA, Australia and APAC regions on construction and large-scale infrastructure dispute matters. Prior to Pinsent Masons, Gehle was with Clayton Utz in Sydney.