A&O: Khalid Garousha appointed as interim global managing partner 

Allen & Overy (A&O) has appointed Khalid Garousha (pictured) as interim global managing partner, effective 1 September 2023, for an eight-month period to 30 April 2024. 

Garousha is the regional managing partner in the Middle East and Turkey and will also retain this role. He has worked at A&O for 23 years and has been a partner based in the UAE since 2004. He is noted as one of the Middle East’s most highly regarded and well-respected M&A and ECM practitioners. 

Wim Dejonghe, senior partner at Allen & Overy commented, “Following careful consideration, the Board unanimously selected Khalid as interim global managing partner. Khalid is ideally suited to take up the role and I would like to thank him on behalf of the firm for his commitment and leadership. I look forward to working closely with him to continue delivering on our strategic aims, staying focused on our clients and people and holding the proposed merger vote by the end of October.” 

Khalid Garousha, interim global managing partner at Allen & Overy commented,  

“It is a privilege to be asked by the Board to take up this role. Wim and I will work together during this exciting time to continue growing our firm and to deliver excellent service to our clients.”