Partner, Head of Commercial & Property
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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.