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Restructuring/Insolvency - United Arab Emirates
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What the team is known for

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer offers a compact practice with a strong reputation in the Dubai market. The firm is particularly active on leveraged and acquisition finance matters, providing invaluable support to the firm's top-tier M&A group. In this regard the team regularly acts for some of the Middle East's leading private equity houses. Its clientele also includes corporate borrowers from across the MENA region as well as leading Shari'a-compliant banks. The firm's lawyers are well versed in restructuring and insolvency, in which field they frequently act on the creditor side, as well as on direct lending and alternative capital provider matters.

Strengths

A client observed that Freshfields left an "excellent impression. They are experienced, knowledgeable, commercial and pragmatic, with great communication skills."

Moreover, a client elaborated: "Freshfields have always arranged very capable local counsel in various jurisdictions." The same client added: "The quality of documentation and legal opinions is to the highest standard."

Work highlights

A Freshfields team led by Haris Meyer Hanif, and others, is advising a committee of creditors in respect of the AED3.2 billion restructuring of Emirates Hospitals Group. The committee consists of Arab Bank Corporation, Burgan Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank, Mashreqbank and National Bank of Oman.

Notable practitioners

Haris Meyer Hanif is highly proficient lawyer who is widely considered to be a market leader in restructuring and insolvency, acquisition finance and alternative lending. Based in Dubai, he is widely experienced in representing international and domestic financial institutions, as well as sovereign wealth funds.
"Haris demonstrates a deep and thorough knowledge of all relevant legal matters when advising clients on investments. He is client-centric and has exceptional people skills." "He provides very pragmatic and commercial advice on all matters. He is our go-to person on anything complicated."

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