Pervez Akhtar

Freshfields turns to A&O for first Islamic finance head

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has hired an Allen & Overy lawyer as its first-ever global head of Islamic finance.
Tarek El-Assra is the new counsel in the firm’s Dubai office.
The appointment comes after the news less than a month ago that partner Pervez Akhtar, hired from A&O in December, had been promoted to the role of regional managing partner for the Middle East and North Africa.

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