Fawaz is a Senior Counsel* who advises a wide range of investment managers and sponsors on all aspects of structuring, formation and operations of private equity funds, venture capital funds, hedge funds and investment fund platforms.
He also acts for investors in these funds and his practice includes advising a number of international family offices on their strategic investments. He also advises his clients on co-investment structures, carried interest arrangements, secondary transactions and fund restructurings. He has particular expertise in respect of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and offshore funds.
Fawaz joined Taylor Wessing as a consultant in 2023. During his career, he was a partner at a global offshore law firm where he worked in their Dubai and Bermuda offices. He was also in-house counsel for one of Canada’s largest pension fund managers in Montréal, Canada. He started his international career at a magic circle law firm in London. As a qualified attorney in England and Wales and Québec (Canada), he has broad commercial and corporate law experience including shareholders and joint venture arrangements and PE and VC downstream transactions.
*Consultant admitted to practice in England and Wales and Quebec (Canada) only.
|Since 2023||Senior Counsel, Taylor Wessing|
|Since 2018||Member of Global Advisory Council, Iliad Partners|
|2018 - 2023||Counsel, Support Legal|
|2018 - 2023||Co-Founder and Consultant, Venture One Legal|
|2007 - 2018||Partner and Senior Associate, Conyers Dill & Pearman|
|2013 - 2018||Director, Conyers Corporate Services (Middle East) Limited|
|2006 - 2007||Legal Counsel, Public Sector Investment Board (PSP Investments)|
|2002 - 2006||Associate, Conyers Dill & Pearman|
|2000 - 2002||Associate, Clifford Chance|
|2002||Admitted as a Solicitor, England & Wales|
|1998||Admitted as a lawyer, Barreau du Québec, Canada|
|1999||LLB, Common Law, with distinction, McGill University|
|1996||LLB, Civil Law, Dean’s list, 2nd year, Université de Montréal|
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