Freshfields recruits A&O partner to lead Middle East and North Africa practice

December 17, 2010 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has hired Allen & Overy partner Pervez Akhtar as corporate head for the Middle East and North Africa practice, based in Dubai.

Akhtar takes over the role from Bertrand Pellet, who will continue as a partner in the practice.

Freshfields' global head of corporate Edward Braham, said: "[Pervez] is one of a select group of senior international lawyers who hae spent considerable time in the United Arab Emirates working on complex deals. His appointment demonstrates our long term commitment to the [Middle East and North Africa] region."

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