We have a broad practice encompassing a range of commercial contracts and joint ventures, together with specialisation in agency, distribution, franchising, sale of goods and services, governmental procurement and other forms of contractual structure.
Our lawyers have experience in a range of sectors, including: energy, utilities, financial services, real estate, retail, education, health, construction, transportation, hospitality, tourism, manufacturing, technology and media.
The breadth of knowledge gained from our experience enables us to provide well informed and practical advice, addressing international requirements and standards, together with the specific laws, regulations, practices and customs of the UAE.
Strong commercial focus and deep local knowledge distinguishes Hadef & Partners. Many of our lawyers have practical industry experience and understand nuances inherent in key industry sectors in our region.
Because we understand that commercial outcomes require integrated legal solutions, we work with our colleagues in our Employment
, Dispute Resolution
, Banking & Finance
, Financial Services
and Real Estate
teams as part of a total response to our clients' needs.
We advise on all manner and aspects of commercial transactions and matters including:
- contracts associated with the manufacture and sale of goods and services
- antitrust and competition
- fraud and anti-money laundering
- real estate and property
- information technology, media and telecommunications
- banking and finance
- restructuring and insolvency
- mergers and acquisitions
- private equity
- financial services and regulation
- intellectual property
- arbitration, mediation and disputes.
Best Corporate & Commercial Firm UAE, World Finance, 2012
Best Middle Eastern Law Firm, Gold Award, International Legal Alliance, 2011
Franchise Law Firm of the Year 2011, InterContinental Finance Magazine, Lawyers World Awards, DealMakers
“This well-established local firm represents a large stable of domestic as well as international clients, across a range of transactional and advisory instructions.”
Chambers Global, 2013
“Hadef & Partners’ ‘very skilled team’ provides ‘professional service at reasonable fees, and has a good understanding of commercial issues’.”
Legal 500, 2013
“Hadef & Partners has ‘good connections across the region’ and ‘delivers service to international standards’.”
Legal 500, 2012
Hadef & Partners “handles the full gamut of advisory and transactional work”.
Legal 500, 2012
Hadef & Partners’ “key strength is its depth of understanding of local law and appreciation of the needs of overseas clients operating in the Emirates.” Chambers Global, 2010
“Significant local law expertise and a user-friendly interface with foreign companies.” Legal 500, 2010