“Dr Faraj Ahnish is ‘knowledgeable and sticks to high professional standards and ethics’,” Legal 500, 2011 “a brilliant lawyer and trusted adviser” Legal 500, 2010
Dr. Faraj is the Managing Partner of the firm, based in the Abu Dhabi office. He is recognised in the business and legal community as a trusted and experienced adviser to governmental institutions and the private sector alike. He is admired for his integrity and ethical approach to business.
He is licensed to appear before all Federal Courts of Appeal of the UAE. Since 1990, Dr. Faraj has been responsible for Hadef & Partner’s day to day direction and administration. He has extensive experience in various company and commercial affairs including having assisted the founders in incorporating many of the premier governmental and public listed companies in the UAE.
Dr. Faraj has authored many publications, including The International Law of Maritime Boundaries and the Practice of States in the Mediterranean Area, published by Clarendon Press of Oxford, 1993.
He graduated in law from the University of Benghazi and completed his LLM in International Law at Hull University. He went on to complete a PhD in International Law at the University of Cambridge.