The head of Latham & Watkins Middle East and Africa investment funds practice has moved to Clifford Chance’s Singapore office as a partner.

Kai Schneider is relocating from Dubai. He advises clients on Sharia-compliant and conventional private investment fund matters. Last November, Schneider co-led the Latham team advising Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank PJSC on a $1 billion sukuk issuance.

He joined Latham as an associate in 2008 and became a partner three years later. Prior to Latham, Schneider was an associate in the Dubai office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. He also previously worked as an associate for Clifford Chance in Hong Kong and Weil, Gotshal & Manges in Washington, D.C.

Schneider arrives at Clifford Chance just three months after Singapore funds partner Han Ming Ho said he would be leaving for Sidley Austin.*

According to its website, Clifford Chance now has 71 lawyers in its Singapore office, including 15 partners. The firm employs 3,400 lawyers across 35 offices worldwide.

*Correction, 6/25/13: A previous version of this story stated Han Ming Ho had already left Clifford Chance. He is currently still serving out his notice period. We regret the error.

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