Zara Merali

Zara Merali

Counsel, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
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Zara Merali is counsel in Freshfields’ dispute resolution team and is based in the United Arab Emirates.

Zara advises clients on global investigations, fraud, financial crime, bribery and corruption, asset-tracing, business ethics, environmental and social governance, and corporate compliance. She has directed and conducted numerous cross-border investigations and has acted in major, global investigations under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. She specialises in strategically advising clients to help them manage legal risks, navigate compliance and resolve disputes.

Zara was called to the Ontario Bar in 2007 and admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2009. She has been commended by legal directories as ‘exceptional’, and was also nominated for the Dubai International Financial Centre Academy of Law’s Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award 2018. Zara is also the winner of Chambers’ inaugural Middle East Associate of the Year Award 2022.

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