Freshfields welcomes Amani Khalifa to its partnership  

Global law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (‘Freshfields’) has announced the appointment of 30 new partners with effect from 1 May 2023. 

The new partners are drawn from all of the firm’s market-leading practices and reflect the breadth and depth of Freshfields’ global expertise. The group brings diverse experience, skills and insights to the partnership. 

For the MENA region, counsel Amani Khalifa (pictured) has been named as partner in the firm’s dispute resolution practice in Dubai and Riyadh. 

An arbitration specialist, Khalifa handles large, complex construction disputes relating to projects in Saudi Arabia and throughout the MENA region with an emphasis on the energy and infrastructure sectors.  

Khalifa is a judge of the Bahrain Court of Cassation seconded to the BCDR. She is an arbitrator on the basketball arbitral tribunal, an independent tribunal recognised by FIBA and an anticorruption hearing officer of the Tennis Integrity Unit. Khalifa also sits frequently as arbitrator in infrastructure disputes throughout the MENA region. 

Freshfields’ Senior Partner Georgia Dawson said: “We’re delighted to welcome these talented colleagues to join our global partnership. They all bring varied experience and insight and deliver fantastic outcomes for our clients. With the addition of these new partners, we continue to strengthen our global offering and our efforts to deliver long-term success for the firm around the globe.”