Pervez Akhtar

United Arab Emirates

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Al Fattan Currency Tower, 20th Floor
Dubai International Financial Centre
Sheikh Zayed Road, PO Box 506 569, Dubai

Tel: +971 4 5099 191
Fax: +971 4 5099 111


Pervez specialises in advising regional and international private equity houses and corporates on their investments throughout the Middle East and Africa, South and Southeast Asia regions as well as sovereign wealth funds and government investment vehicles on transactions integral to their strategic investment and economic diversification programmes. With over 15 years’ experience many of which have been in emerging markets his client work covers a broad range of sectors including financial services, energy & utilities, transport & logistics, consumer goods, education, healthcare, telecoms and media.

Pervez is personally ranked in the leading legal research directories for his work in relation to countries including the UAE, Turkey, Libya and Pakistan and he is also one our country partners for Qatar. Known as a calm and collected negotiator, clients turn to Pervez not only for his significant technical skills, but also his straightforward business advice that is readily understood by in-house counsel and commercial teams alike. He is pragmatic and approachable, and instinctively trusted by both clients and colleagues.

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“Pervez Akhtar heads the practice and is a leading authority on private equity transactions, with detailed knowledge of many of the key Middle Eastern markets. He acts for a number of the region’s most prominent corporate clients, as well as advising sovereign wealth funds.”
Chambers & Partners, 2015