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Ashraf is Head of Commercial Property in Dubai. He advises on a range of real estate and commercial matters, including real estate developments, Islamic finance and international franchising. Ashraf represents a variety of clients including government entities, master developers, investors, HNWI and financial institutions. He advises on contentious as well as transactional matters including sale and purchase of high value real estate, joint ventures, property management arrangements, real estate finance, property litigation, corporate structuring and all aspects of project initiation and site acquisition, to post-project completion and management.
Ashraf also acts on commercial matters for international and regional franchisors, distributors, hotel operators, developers and service providers in the UAE. He specialises in all forms of strategic and operational joint ventures, franchise, agency and commercial law advice. In particular, Ashraf regularly advises master franchisors regarding their rights and obligations under relevant agreements.
Prior to joining Hadef & Partners, Ashraf worked for a leading international law firm in London. He completed his LLB at Brunel University and the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, in the UK, before qualifying as an English Solicitor. He is fluent in English, Hindi and Urdu.