Allen & Overy expands Middle East restructuring & insolvency practice with rehire of Haris Meyer Hanif

Published Date
Jan 8, 2024
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A&O announced that leading finance specialist Haris Meyer Hanif has rejoined the firm with effect from 1 January 2024.

Haris Meyer Hanif rejoins from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP where he was Head of Finance in MENA for over 11 years, and prior to that he spent two years at Allen & Overy LLP in Dubai, as well as having held roles in London. Haris is recognised as a market-leading lawyer in his field, specialised in complex restructuring and insolvency matters, leveraged and acquisition financings and private capital transactions across the Middle East and Africa. He has acted on some of the most innovative restructuring and financings in the region and, alongside Dubai-based partner Adam Banks, will establish a dedicated bench of restructuring and capital solutions specialists covering UAE, KSA and the wider Middle East region.

Khalid Garousha, regional managing partner for the Middle East and Turkey and global managing partner, commented: “We are thrilled to be growing A&O’s restructuring and insolvency offering for our clients here in the Middle East, and to be welcoming Haris back into our team at such an exciting time for the region.”

Adam Banks, Middle East restructuring & insolvency partner, added: “Haris has been in the region for many years and is well-known to our key clients. He’s a terrific addition to our team and I’m very much looking forward to leveraging our joint expertise and experience to continue crafting innovative and commercial solutions for our clients."

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