Bill Nash is the coordinator of our MENA practice and the managing partner of our Abu Dhabi office, where he has been resident since 2008.

    Bill advises regional and international clients on a variety of corporate and business law matters, focusing on private investment funds, international transactions and joint ventures, and general corporate counseling. Bill also advises financial institutions on the application of US anti-money laundering, sanctions and know-your-customer laws and regulations.

    Bill represents institutional investors, including sovereign wealth funds, corporate groups and family offices, in connection with their global investment activities including establishing and maintaining customized investment platforms, reviewing and negotiating investments in private investment funds, and drafting and negotiating investment management and other commercial agreements.

    In his role as coordinator of our MENA practice, Bill maintains relationships with local law firms throughout MENA in order to assist clients on local law and multijurisdictional matters in the region.

    Bill works with clients throughout the Middle East including banks, other financial institutions and private companies on a variety of compliance and regulatory matters. Recent matters include review of a regional bank’s sanctions compliance program, response to a Middle East-based financial regulator’s claim of market manipulation and an internal investigation relating to potential FCPA violations.

    In addition to Squire Patton Boggs, Bill practiced law in the asset management group of a leading international law firm based in New York where his practice focused on advising private investment fund sponsors on the structuring and offering of US and offshore investment funds and fund regulatory, trading, and operational matters.

    Before entering the practice of law, Bill served as an emergency management specialist with a US consulting firm, where he was responsible for designing and facilitating training exercises to prepare federal and state emergency responders for natural disasters and other crisis situations.

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    Education

    • George Washington University Law School, J.D., with high honors, Order of the Coif
    • George Washington University, M.A.
    • Vanderbilt University, B.A.

    Admissions

    • District of Columbia
    • New York

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