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Tabasam Faqir

Head of Restructuring and Capital Solutions for MENA

Corporate and acquisition financing | Private capital | Restructuring and capital solutions | Special situations |

Freshfields Middle East has been consistently impressive and has the capability to handle complex restructuring and special situation matters. I wouldn’t hesitate to put them in the top firms in the region on complex cross-border matters.

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About Tabasam Faqir

Tabasam leads our Restructuring and Capital Solutions practice in MENA.

He advises across the full spectrum of stakeholders and processes, with a particular focus on cross-border restructuring matters and special situations, using conventional and Islamic finance structures. 

Recent work

Recent deals and highlights include advising:

  • An international distressed debt investor in relation to its strategic options (including potential US Chapter 11 proceedings and an English scheme of arrangement) as a lender in a cross-border restructuring across the GCC.
  • An Africa based financial services business on the appointment of administrators and prepack sale of the business. 
  • An ad hoc creditor group, comprising a regional credit fund and international DFIs, in relation to the debt restructuring of an Egyptian petrochemicals business.
  • A London headquartered investment manager in connection with the onshore UAE bankruptcy process of a healthcare business. 
  • Investors in connection with non-performing loan portfolio acquisitions in the Middle East. 
  • Hayfin Capital on its structured investment in a real estate project in Downtown Dubai.
  • International financial investors, including TPG Capital, on the restructuring of one of their senior acquisition facilities in the Middle East.
  • CVC Capital Partners on its investment in GEMS Education, the world’s largest provider of private school education.