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Finance Specialist Haris Meyer Hanif Rejoins Allen & Overy 

Allen & Overy (A&O) has announced the reappointment of finance specialist Haris Meyer Hanif (pictured), effective January 1, 2024, marking an expansion in the firm’s Middle East restructuring and insolvency practice. 

Haris Meyer Hanif returns to A&O from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he served as Head of Finance in MENA for over 11 years. His previous experience includes a two-year tenure at Allen & Overy in Dubai, as well as roles in London. Recognized as a market-leading lawyer, Hanif specializes in intricate restructuring and insolvency matters, leveraged and acquisition financings, and private capital transactions across the Middle East and Africa. 

Having played a key role in some of the region’s most innovative restructuring and financings, Hanif, alongside Dubai-based partner Adam Banks, will spearhead a dedicated team of restructuring and capital solutions specialists covering the UAE, KSA, and the broader 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.”