Amr Omran_ Tabasam Faqir_ Ibrahim Attar

Meet Freshfields’ Newly Appointed MENA Counsels 

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (‘Freshfields’) has unveiled the promotion of 40 new counsel, effective from 1 May 2024. 

Spanning various regions and practice groups, the newly appointed counsels embody Freshfields’ dedication to fostering a diverse and skilled workforce. Their legal acumen and leadership qualities align with the firm’s mission to deliver exceptional client service and drive forward its global growth strategy. 

Freshfields’ Senior Partner Georgia Dawson commented: “Today’s new counsel promotions reflect the excellent contribution these senior lawyers bring to our firm. Their technical strengths, outstanding client delivery and leadership skills represent what makes us proud to work at Freshfields. We wish them every success in their new roles. 

Among the promoted counsels are notable talents from the MENA Region: 

Tabasam Faqir, Global Transactions, Dubai 

Faqir leads the Restructuring and Capital Solutions practice in MENA, offering comprehensive counsel on cross-border restructuring matters and special situations, leveraging both conventional and Islamic finance structures. 

Ibrahim Attar, Global Transactions, Riyadh 

With a background in high-profile IPOs and M&A transactions, Attar brings a wealth of experience in corporate law, capital markets, and regulatory compliance to the Riyadh team. His expertise extends to merger control, public and private M&A, and regulatory advisory. 

Amr Omran, Dispute Resolution, Dubai 

Omran specializes in international arbitration and global projects disputes, with a focus on construction and commercial arbitrations. He has represented clients in significant disputes under various arbitration rules and is actively involved in industry associations and arbitration committees.