Specialising in financial services regulation and financial crime compliance, Bhavesh joins DWF following three years at British Arab Commercial Bank plc in London, where he was General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer.
Bhavesh is a UK-qualified regulatory and compliance transactional and advisory lawyer with over 20 years of multi-jurisdictional financial services legal and compliance experience.
He has held compliance and financial crime senior management responsibilities in the UK, UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Throughout his career, Bhavesh has established and developed legal, compliance and anti-financial crime programmes with a focus on emerging markets.
Commenting on his new role, Bhavesh Dattani said: "I'm delighted to be joining DWF and look forward to adding my expertise to our expanding financial services offering across the GCC.
"DWF's integrated business model is an appealing proposition for clients who often need an 'end to end' product and service offering. I look forward to collaborating with colleagues in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, UK and beyond to maximise our abilities and the unique selling points we have to offer our clients."
James Fox, managing partner of DWF in Dubai, said: "We are delighted that Bhavesh has chosen to join us as we build on our financial services expertise across GCC and North Africa. Bhavesh is an astute lawyer with a solid track record of advising on financial services regulatory and financial crime compliance matters. He is an asset to DWF's offering in the UAE and Saudi Arabia."