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Rachael Ashley

Rachael Ashley



+971 4 429 2999

Rachael is an Associate in the commercial team in Dubai and regularly advises clients on a range of commercial matters.

Her experience includes drafting, negotiating and advising on supply and consultancy agreements, agency, franchising, distribution, and commercial due diligence in relation to a variety of business transactions.

Rachael advises a broad spectrum of clients across different sectors and jurisdictions on matters such as international franchising and distribution, intellectual property, outsourcing, consumer protection, consultancy, ICT contracts (including software licensing), TMT related agreements, e-commerce and competition.

Rachael has also completed a nine month secondment to a UK bank and a secondment to a UK University’s research and development team.

Prior to joining Hadef & Partners, Rachael practised at international law firm, Eversheds, headquartered in London. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in law from University College London and is admitted as a Solicitor of the Law Society of England and Wales.


  • "I wanted to write a brief note in praise of Rachael Ashley and the work she undertook recently on behalf of Federal Signal. We are a US-based manufacturer of vocational trucks. Although our sales are global, our legal expertise is much less so. Which is why we have to rely heavily on the advice of local counsel to ensure compliance with local laws. I had occasion recently to task Rachael with the job of helping us navigate the UAE's rules that applied to the termination of our long-serving vehicle distributor there. Rachael provided us with a comprehensive summary of the relevant rules, and outlined a clear path forward to help us achieve our objective. Her advice was timely and thorough in all respects. I trust that my experience with Rachael is typical of that of other Hadef clients."

    Paul Henry, Corporate Counsel at Federal Signal in the US