14 Jan 2020

Leading UAE law firm Hadef & Partners welcomes 2020 with a promotion announcement

Authored by: Hadef & Partners Press Office

Entering 2020, Hadef & Partners will continue to focus on the key practice areas required by our clients, one of which is Dispute Resolution. With that aim, Hadef & Partners has further strengthened its Dubai Dispute Resolution partnership by promoting Zarghona Fazal to Partner effective 1 January 2020.

Zarghona has a wealth of experience in representing multi-national companies and individuals in high-value arbitrations, DIFC Court proceedings, local Court proceedings and Australian Court proceedings. She has extensive experience in both the UAE and Australia, however, her experience and practice is not limited to those two jurisdictions. Zarghona has acted as counsel in numerous commercial arbitrations in the UAE and internationally, both ad-hoc and under the rules of the major arbitral institutions including the  Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), DIFC-LCIA, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). Most recently, she is representing a client in a USD 90 million arbitration governed by the LCIA Rules and seated in London. Her international experiences have proven an invaluable element in navigating the UAE disputes landscape. She specialises in a variety of high-value contractual, shareholder, real estate and banking disputes and has wider experience in consumer laws, insurance, oil and gas, and construction litigation.

In 2019 Hadef & Partners won the Arbitration Team of the Year at the Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards 2019 for a matter which Zarghona led. More recently, Hadef won the Dispute Resolution Team of the Year at the Chambers Middle East Legal Awards.

Zarghona Fazal, Partner, Dubai comments “I am honoured to have been promoted to Partner at a leading firm like Hadef & Partners and would like to thank all those who have made it possible, including my clients and colleagues.”

Sadiq Jafar, Managing Partner, Dubai said: “Zarghona brings strong UAE expertise and international experience and has been a key member of the Dispute Resolution team and the large arbitration cases which the firm has handled. We welcome her to the Partnership.”