Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP (BAL) announced today that Hadi Allawi has been hired as Managing Director, Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Allawi is a recognized MENA expert specializing in business strategy, intelligence and geopolitical risk analysis across multiple industries. Prior to joining BAL, Allawi led the MENA desk of a London-based specialist advisory firm assisting major multinational companies with operations in the region.

Allawi brings considerable expertise to BAL’s MENA London-based practice. He will continue to expand and manage a team of experienced professionals who are dedicated to immigration matters in the region.

“I am honoured to join the BAL team and support the firm’s continued growth to ensure we deliver exceptional service to our clients,” said Allawi. “I look forward to leveraging my ten years of experience in the region to make BAL the leading provider of immigration services in the Middle East.”

BAL Managing Director Emily King, who had previously led the firm’s strategy in the Middle East, stated: “The Middle East is of great interest to many of our clients. Hadi brings considerable on-the-ground-knowledge to our matters in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Qatar, and elsewhere in the region. He knows the challenges in the region and how to overcome them.”

Jeremy Fudge, BAL Managing Partner, stated: “Hadi joins a strong team with a unique service offering for MENA and his expertise will give a truly strategic benefit to our clients in this region.”

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