Partner, Head of Banking & Finance
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Alan heads Hadef & Partner’s Banking & Finance practice in Dubai. He has extensive experience in advising clients on legal aspects in banking, Islamic finance, project finance, UAE debt capital markets, private public initiatives and privatisation. His clients include developers, sponsors, banks, government institutions and private entities. Over the past 20 years, Alan has practised throughout the Middle East including in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman and Cairo.
He has been involved in one way or another since 1999, in all of the UAE’s water and power and sewage infrastructure projects. Alan and his team have been involved in the UAE’s groundbreaking PPPs, infrastructure funds and conventional and Islamic debt restructurings. Prior to working in the Middle East, Alan worked at Linklaters in London undertaking major institutional commercial property development and funding work. Alan has spoken at INSOL and at the IBA Conferences. Alan is Chair of the International Bar Association Islamic Finance Subcommittee, and is admitted as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.