Insurance

Insurance

Insurance law and regulation continues to grow in importance both in the international and UAE context. We regularly advise on insurance considerations in support of other practice areas, particularly in the maritime, transport and aviation sectors, but also in banking and finance, engineering and construction, financial services, projects and energy, and real estate.

We also work closely with our Islamic finance practitioners to assist clients to achieve their desired risk allocation and risk management strategies and to structure Islamically-compliant products. Many of our lawyers have practised insurance law in other jurisdictions.

Our particular relevant experience includes advising on all forms of marine (hull and machinery, and protection and indemnity) and aviation underwriting issues, as well as broking and reinsurance, general compliance and regulatory, anti-money laundering, and insurance portfolio transfer issues.

We provide advice on:

  • insurance and reinsurance assignments
  • compliance
  • anti-money laundering
  • prudential standards
  • insurance portfolio transfers.

Our team of insurance law advisors works intimately in conjunction with other practice teams including Banking & Finance, Dispute Resolution, Engineering & Construction, and Maritime, Trade & Transport.

  • “Hadef & Partners LLC provides ‘among the best service of any Emirati law firm, with thoughtful and commercial advice’.”

    Legal 500, 2018

  • “They're excellent in terms of efficiency and technical ability.”

    Chambers Global, 2018

  • “Hadef & Partners LLC exhibits strong ‘knowledge of the local market’.”

    Legal 500, 2017

  • “The firm has international-calibre lawyers with local UAE knowledge.”

    Chambers Global, 2016

  • A go-to-team on transactional matters, particularly advising lenders on shipping finance deals. Recognised depth and breadth of experience in dispute resolution, including trade and sanctions disputes, admiralty claims and insurance.

    Chambers Global 2014

  • Shortlisted for Regional Law Firm of the Year 2018

    Shortlisted for Regional Law Firm of the Year 2018

    By : The Oath Middle East Legal Awards

  • GAR100 Selected Firm 2018

    GAR100 Selected Firm 2018

    By : Global Arbitration Review – GAR

  • Shortlisted for Regional Law Firm of the Year – Large Practice 2018

    Shortlisted for Regional Law Firm of the Year – Large Practice 2018

    By : The Middle East Legal Awards

  • Insurance Firm of the Year 2017

    Insurance Firm of the Year 2017

    By : Asian MENA Counsel In-House Survey

  • Most Responsive Domestic Firm of the Year 2017

    Most Responsive Domestic Firm of the Year 2017

    By : Asian MENA Counsel In-House Survey

  • GAR100 Selected Firm 2017

    GAR100 Selected Firm 2017

    By : Global Arbitration Review – GAR

  • Shortlisted as Regional Law Firm of the Year 2016

    Shortlisted as Regional Law Firm of the Year 2016

    By : The Oath Middle East Legal Awards

  • Honourable Mention - Firm of the Year 2016

    Honourable Mention - Firm of the Year 2016

    By : Asian-MENA Counsel – In-House Community Survey 2016

  • Most Responsive Domestic Firm in the UAE 2016

    Most Responsive Domestic Firm in the UAE 2016

    By : Asian-MENA Counsel In-House Survey

  • Middle East Law Firm of the Year 2016

    Middle East Law Firm of the Year 2016

    By : Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards

  • Shortlisted as Regional Law Firm of the Year 2015

    Shortlisted as Regional Law Firm of the Year 2015

    By : The Oath Middle East Legal Awards

  • Most Responsive Domestic Firm in the UAE 2015

    By : Asian MENA Counsel In-house Survey

  • Highly Commended for Middle East Law firm of the Year 2015

    By : Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards