Tom Thraya is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Corporate & Securities practice and is head of the firm’s Middle East corporate and commercial team. Tom focuses his practice on the Middle East and has worked in the region for nearly a decade. He advises both private and public clients in the areas of cross-border and domestic mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, international and domestic joint ventures, private equity and global corporate reorganizations. He also advises clients on international and domestic commercial agreements, foreign direct investment, employment and compliance related advice and investigations, litigation/arbitration support and general corporate and commercial counseling.Tom also has an international geographic focus on the Middle East, with particular emphasis on Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Iraq. He is a fluent Arabic speaker and reader.