06 Nov 2012

HADEF & PARTNERS NAMED ‘MOST RESPONSIVE DOMESTIC FIRM OF THE YEAR 2012’ IN THE UAE

Authored by: Hadef & Partners Press Office

HADEF & PARTNERS NAMED ‘MOST RESPONSIVE DOMESTIC FIRM OF THE YEAR 2012’ IN THE UAE

Hadef & Partners was recognised as ‘Most Responsive Domestic Firm of the year’ for 2012 within the UAE in the Asian MENA Counsel In-house Survey. The firm was also named as Asian-MENA Counsel ‘Firm of the Year’ in five further categories: Corporate and M&A, Compliance/Regulatory, Employment, Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Real Estate/Construction, also receiving an honourable mention for Projects and Project Financing.  
The “Representing Corporate Asia and Middle East Survey” is now in its sixth year and the survey targets over 18,000 individual in-house counsel and company directors in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East jurisdictions.   
 
Hadef & Partners was selected as a winning firm based on the votes and testimonials of the participating in-house counsel and senior corporate decision makers.
 
The survey describes factors which influence in-house lawyers’ choice of external counsel and the results highlight the issues in-house lawyers encounter when dealing with external counsel.   Speaking to ASIA-MENA Counsel in a post award interview Sadiq Jafar, Managing Partner of the Dubai office of Hadef & Partners commented that the firm makes it a priority to understand and manage the legal risks its clients face and spoke of the firm’s depth of knowledge and reputation in the region.
 
Hadef & Partners has been operating in the UAE since 1980 and works on some of the region’s most important and complex matters. Hadef & Partners has a team of 75 lawyers within its offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai including 20 partners. The firm has a broad range of multinational and regional clients and is regularly engaged by governmental authorities to advise on and prepare important legislation that helps shape the legal landscape of the UAE.