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Finance lawyer joins Vinson and Elkins’s Dubai office

Amar Meher has joined international law firm Vinson & Elkins LLP as a senior associate in the Dubai office. Mr. Meher is a member of the firm's global Finance practice.

Mr. Meher’s practice focuses on conventional and Islamic finance, debt restructurings, capital markets, and Shari’a-compliant structured products, most notably Shari’a-compliant investment funds. He has worked on numerous high profile debt financings and restructurings across various product areas ranging from the bank market to the capital markets and has been the lead associate on several innovative deals which have been the first of their type.

Mr. Meher is regularly ranked as one of the world’s leading Islamic finance lawyers and Shari’a-compliant structured products lawyers by independent directories, most notably IFLR and Islamic Finance News. He is a frequent speaker at Islamic finance conferences and contributor to publications. Prior to joining V&E, Mr. Meher worked in both the Dubai and London offices of Allen & Overy LLP and in the Sydney office of a leading Australian law firm.

“We are thrilled to add Amar to our UAE team and further expand our regional and international finance practice,” says V&E partner Ayman Khaleq.

“I’m delighted to have joined V&E,” says Mr. Meher. “V&E continues to make significant inroads in a competitive market and I’m looking forward to building on the strong regional platform laid by a premier team of talented lawyers.”

Mr. Meher’s appointment follows V&E’s continued expansion of its Middle East practice, further strengthening the firm’s presence in the market.