Mr. Faizal Latheef


Faizal - picMr. Faizal is a Partner at Kochhar & Co. Dubai, UAE.

Faizal has close to 20 years of professional experience. He has been practicing corporate and commercial laws in the Middle East for over a decade, with leading firms including the international law firm of Baker McKenzie.

Faizal has represented some of the largest multinational corporations on cross-border transactions and advised them on a multitude of international agreements. He has had notable success in acting as the lead counsel in a number of 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 sectors ranging from healthcare to hospitality and media to defence.

Faizal has rich experience as an in-house counsel. He has acted as the regional counsel for AbbVie Biopharmaceuticals heading its operations in around 35 countries in the Middle East and Africa region, and led its spin-off from Abbott Pharmaceuticals.

Faizal also advises on various aspects of compliance, in particular, on anti-corruption. He is a Certified Auditor for ISO 37001 Standards on Anti-Bribery Management Systems and ISO 19600 Standards on Compliance Management Systems. Further, he is one of the few lawyers licensed by the DIFC (Dubai International Financial Centre) Wills & Probate Registry to register common law compliant Wills for foreign investors and expatriates in Dubai, UAE.

Faizal is admitted to the Bar Council of Kerala, India (1998) and a member of the New York State Bar Association.

Through, Faizal has an online platform to mentor law students. This platform enables students to connect with legal experts from across the world and gain invaluable exposure – on a myriad of matters including higher studies, internship and career options.



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