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Bhavin is a partner in FRA’s Dubai office. He has more than 18 years’ experience in professional services, focusing on financial institutions, sovereign wealth funds, investment companies, development institutions and regulators. Based in the region since 2009, Bhavin has served clients across Asia, the Middle East, Africa, America and Europe.
Bhavin’s expertise lies in complex legal matters, and forensic and crisis management across the Middle East and North Africa region. He has advised on high-profile cases for clients such as Unicorn Bank, Arcapita, Standard Chartered, Riyad Bank and SABB. He has also advised central banks and capital market authorities across the region and globally on special situations and monitorships.
Bhavin is a trusted adviser to boards of directors, CXOs, governments and regulators. His experience with authorities includes advising ministries, central banks and other government bodies on various strategic initiatives. He is commended by clients for his ability to go into a crisis and transaction environment and drive change through both strategic and surgical measures. He has also taken interim management roles to help efficiently navigate through turnaround plans and communicate with stakeholders.
Previously, Bhavin led the financial services proposition within the financial advisory practice for Deloitte in the Middle East. He was also directly responsible for conceptualising, building and leading the financial services regulatory advisory practice, which provided a wide range of specialised services to clients on topics related to complex regulatory matters, including financial crime, sanctions and consumer protection.
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