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Faizal is a Partner in the Dubai office of the Firm.

Faizal has over seventeen (17) years of professional experience of which a decade has been in the Middle East practising corporate and commercial law. His areas of expertise include foreign investment, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, compliance, corporate restructuring and employment laws.

Faizal has represented some of the largest multinational corporations on cross-border transactions and advised them on a multitude of international agreements. He has acted as the lead counsel in a number of complex commercial transactions in the region, including a multi-billion dollar JV in the defence sector, a multi-billion investment in the aviation sector and numerous high stake acquisitions across several industry sectors ranging from healthcare to hospitality and private security to defence. Faizal has rich experience in the pharmaceuticals and healthcare sector and has been supporting some of the world’s leading pharma companies in the UAE. He recently led AbbVie Biopharmaceuticals on its separation from Abbott Laboratories in around 35 countries in the Middle East and Africa region.

Faizal also advises on various aspects of compliance, in particular, on anti-corruption. He regularly provides training to multinationals and prominent domestic corporations on local compliance requirements including review of existing policies and compliance mechanisms and preparing programmes that anticipate risks and are tailored to the specific business requirements of the client.

Prior to joining Kochhar Dubai, Faizal has worked with other leading firms in the Middle East including the international law firm of Baker & McKenzie and as a corporate in-house with a Fortune Global 500 corporation. He has also practiced dispute resolution for over 7 years in India.


  • Certificate in Legal Due Diligence, The George Washington University, USA
  • Bachelor of Laws, Mahatma Gandhi University, India


  • Admitted to the Bar in 1998


  • Bar Council of Kerala, India
  • New York State Bar Association

Contact Details:

Kochhar & Company Inc. Legal Consultants
The Citadel, Suites 1406-1410
Burj District, Near Marriot Marquis Hotel
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971-4-2776075

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