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, Middle East, Africa, America, and Europe. Bhavin is a Harvard Business School alum and he has also been awarded as a Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum.
Bhavin’s expertise lies in complex legal matters, forensic and crisis management across the MENA region. He has advised on high-profile cases for clients such as Unicorn Bank, Arcapita, Abraaj, Standard Chartered, NCB, Riyad Bank, SABB, HSBC, Barclays, ABN AMRO Bank, Bank of China, and Finablr, among others. He has also advised Central Banks and Capital Market Authorities across the region and globally on special situations and/or monitorships.
Bhavin is a trusted advisor 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 conceptualizing, building, and leading the Financial Services Regulatory Advisory (FSRA) practice, which provided a wide range of specialized services to clients on topics related to complex regulatory matters including Financial Crime, Sanctions, Consumer protection, DD, restructuring, and remediations.
Bhavin is a regular speaker at international conferences and a thought leader in the space of future of finance, corporate governance, cross-border disputes and litigations, financial crime and corporate transparency.