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MICHAEL LUNJEVICH

MICHAEL LUNJEVICH

Partner, Head of Commercial & Property

Dubai

+971 4 4292999

m.lunjevich@hadefpartners.com

Michael has headed the Dubai Commercial & Property practice at Hadef & Partners for over ten years. He has over 20 years of extensive experience in general corporate commercial matters including specific expertise in information technology, intellectual property, real estate, telecommunications, commercial contracts and airline law.

He regularly advises major local and international corporate clients on all general legal requirements including corporate structuring and commercial constraints, and is treated as a trusted commercial adviser by many of his close clients.

Michael’s team has advised many of Dubai’s and the world’s largest real estate and hospitality developers. His team also advises on franchising and commercial agency as well as varied technology, communications and media related contracts.

Prior to moving to Dubai, he was Commercial Director and General Counsel for a software technology company based in London and worked as Company Solicitor for Air New Zealand. He completed a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Law (Hons) at Auckland University in New Zealand. He is admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.

  • Michael Lunjevich is “thoroughly recommended” and “a highly accomplished lawyer who gives us a very commercial understanding of issues,” say sources.

    Chambers Global, 2016

  • Recognised as a “Leading Lawyer”

    Legal 500, 2016

  • Michael Lunjevich heads the property team from the Dubai office and is applauded by sources for his approachable and solution-oriented manner. He draws on his significant experience of commercial and franchising matters to effectively serve clients in the hospitality industry.

    Chambers Global 2015

  • A notable profile for real estate in the domestic market, thanks to the team's vast local knowledge, as well its ability to service clients in English and Arabic.

    Chambers Global 2014

  • Michael Lunjevich is a well-known name for commercial transactions in the real estate sector. Clients describe him as "one of the best property lawyers in the country - very sharp when advising on complicated real estate issues."

    Chambers Global 2014

  • Head of property Michael Lunjevich is a well-known name for commercial transactions in the real estate sector. Clients describe him as "one of the best property lawyers in the country - very sharp when advising on complicated real estate issues." Clients praise Michael Lunjevich: "He really thinks outside the box. He doesn’t over-complicate things, thinks fast on his feet and gets the point straight away." He heads the practice in Dubai and focuses on IT, IP, telecommunications and commercial contracts.

    Chambers Global 2014

  • Recommended for “his local knowledge, commercial and strategic thinking.” (Michael Lunjevich)

    LEGAL 500 2014

  • Recommended as a "Leading Lawyer." (Michael Lunjevich)

    LEGAL 500 2013

  • The impressive Michael Lunjevich is a key name on the real estate side. Market sources consider him "very strong, the driving force behind the relationship. He knows what we want, and understands why we want it." (Real Estate) Practice head Michael Lunjevich offers in-depth knowledge of the sector. One source remarked: "He is good at explaining both the legal questions and practical issues that are relevant to us." (TMT)

    Chambers Global 2013