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Michael Lunjevich

Michael Lunjevich

Partner

Dubai

+971 4 4292999

m.lunjevich@hadefpartners.com

Michael has headed the Dubai Commercial & Real Estate practice at Hadef & Partners for 14 years. He has over 22 years of extensive experience in general corporate/commercial and real estate matters including specific expertise in real estate, information technology, intellectual property, telecommunications and commercial contracts. Michael is also the Vice Chair of the International Bar Association’s Real Estate Committee.

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.

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 a “good lawyer and negotiator” who combines extensive sector experience with a deep market understanding to service clients at all stages of developments, including financings and structurings. He regularly receives praise from market sources as someone who “knows Dubai, the landscape and all of the relevant people, and understands the culture here”.

    Chambers Global, 2020

  • Clients of Michael Lunjevich describe him as having “strong negotiating skills”, adding that he “provides quick turnaround and understands our business well”.

    Chambers Global, 2019

  • “Michael Lunjevich ‘has a good profile in the market’, with peers drawing attention to his wide-ranging expertise.”

    Chambers Global, 2018

  • “Interviewees describe him as a ‘very good lawyer in terms of technical knowledge and negotiation skills’. One client said, ‘he has a good understanding and knowledge of our business’.”

    Chambers Global, 2017

  • “Sources praise him as being ‘very responsive and very flexible’.”

    Chambers Global, 2017

  • 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 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