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With over 35 years specialisation, Anthony is a leading adviser in engineering and construction law. He acts for developers, funders, contractors, major sub contractors and consultants across the entire commercial development spectrum.

Anthony undertakes contract drafting and amendments and advises on procurement methodology as well as on bond, guarantee, warranty and insurance documentation. In the UAE market, Anthony advises extensively on the FIDIC model forms of constructor contracts and consultant appointments.

He represents clients in all aspects of dispute resolution, including in court, arbitration, conciliation, mediation and adjudication, both onshore and internationally. In Dubai, he is a registered advocate in the DIFC Court and a panel arbitrator at DIAC.

Anthony holds a law degree and MA from Cambridge University and is qualified as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. He is a member of the English Law Society.

  • “Anthony Edwards is ‘meticulous and client-focused’.”

    Legal 500, 2017

  • “Market commentators describe Anthony Edwards as ‘a real veteran’ and clients add that he has ‘great patience and gives consistent advice’."

    Chambers Global, 2017

  • Anthony Edwards heads the engineering and construction practice, and is recognised for his strong track record in dispute resolution. According to peers, "he knows his stuff and is very dedicated."

    Chambers Global 2015

  • Anthony Edwards heads the firm's engineering and construction practice. Clients and peers point to his wealth of experience in contentious issues as a strong asset to the firm.

    Chambers Global 2014

  • “Anthony Edwards has ‘the local knowledge and delivers to international standards’.”

    LEGAL 500 2014

  • Construction expert Anthony Edwards is singled out for his vast domestic and international experience. "He demonstrated an excellent understanding of the issues at hand and integrity in dealing with us as a client, always explaining the risk involved and the pros and cons of any issues being discussed. His legal knowledge and skills are beyond question," sources say.

    Chambers Global 2013

  • Hadef & Partners’ practice is valued for its ‘well thought out, useful and to-the-point advice’, and its ability to ‘efficiently explain the UAE legal landscape’.

    Legal 500 2013

  • Hadef & Partners handles a mix of large-scale construction arbitration and substantial local court litigation, drawing on the extensive experience of Anthony Edwards in Dubai and Basil Siddiqi in Abu Dhabi.

    Legal 500 2013