Recognised as a “Leader in his field” by Chambers Global, 2012
Recognised as a “Leading lawyer” by Legal 500, 2012
“Basil Siddiqi is commended for his intelligence and professionalism, ‘he is very knowledgeable and skilful in matters concerning UAE real estate law’,”
Chambers Global, 2012
Since joining Hadef & Partners in 1998, Basil has enjoyed an extremely broad based practice spanning diverse areas of law including corporate, commercial, construction, real estate, arbitration and provision of litigation support. Over the years he has acquired an in depth knowledge of UAE law and currently heads the Real Estate and Construction group at the Abu Dhabi office.
Prior to joining the firm, he spent some years at another UAE law firm. Before coming to the UAE he practised as counsel on the original side of the Bombay High Court, Bombay, India, for almost a decade and was a part-time lecturer at the K. C. Law College in Bombay.
He obtained a BSc (Hons) degree from Wilson College, Bombay, India, and went on to study law and obtain LLB and LLM degrees from the University of Bombay, India. He was admitted to the Bar in Bombay in 1983 and has been a member of the Bar of Ontario, Canada, since 1998.