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Allen & Overy announces Khalid Garousha as regional managing partner for the Middle East and Turkey

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09 November 2020

Allen & Overy has appointed Khalid Garousha as the new regional managing partner for the Middle East and Turkey. Khalid succeeds Ian Ingram-Johnson who has held the position since November 2016. Ian will continue to play an integral role in leading client relationships within the region and the wider network.

Khalid Garousha stated: “I would like to thank Ian for his leadership, commitment to deepening relationships with our clients and helping to build our Middle East and Turkey practice to the formidable position it is in today. I have always felt privileged to be part of our regional team and am extremely excited to have the opportunity to lead what is one of the region’s most highly regarded legal practices. I look forward to continuing to work with our clients and our people to grow our regional practice to even greater heights.”

Ian Ingram-Johnson commented on Khalid’s appointment: “It is with great confidence that I pass the torch on to Khalid who has long been a natural leader and has a wealth of experience across the region having served our clients from our Abu Dhabi and Dubai offices for over 20 years.  His leadership skills, together with his focus on our clients and our people, make him an ideal choice to lead the regional practice in a period of unprecedented opportunity.”

Gareth Price, global managing partner added: “On behalf of the firm I would like to thank Ian for his exceptional contribution as regional managing partner over the past four years. The Middle East and Turkey offices are a vital part of the firm; a leading presence in the region and well integrated in the entire Allen & Overy network. I have no doubt that the region will continue to flourish under Khalid’s leadership.”

Khalid Garousha joined A&O in 2000 and has worked in the Middle East since then. He has maintained a leading M&A and ECM practice, advising on many of the region’s landmark deals over the past two decades. Previously the head of A&O’s corporate practice in the Middle East, Khalid will continue his full time client facing practice and will remain heavily involved in deal work.

For further information, please contact Tia Dickinson.