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We know our market and are proud to be regularly involved in groundbreaking developments that shape the region’s business environment. Although many of our lawyers have a specialist focus, our collaborative approach ensures that the expertise of the firm as a whole is available to meet the requirements of any transaction or case.

  • Abu Dhabi-based partner Basil Siddiqi heads the real estate practice and has an extremely well-established reputation throughout the UAE. His practice spans a range of contentious and transactional matters, including the acquisition of real assets for outbound investors.

    Chambers Global 2015

  • Clients can call on the deep knowledge of Basil Siddiqi when it comes to resolving disputes. He assists with both construction and real estate matters.

    Chambers Global 2013

  • Hadef & Partners’ practice is valued for its ‘well thought out, useful and to-the-point advice’, and its ability to ‘efficiently explain the UAE legal landscape’.

    Legal 500 2013

  • Hadef & Partners handles a mix of large-scale construction arbitration and substantial local court litigation, drawing on the extensive experience of Anthony Edwards in Dubai and Basil Siddiqi in Abu Dhabi.

    Legal 500 2013

  • "A bastion of local law expertise, frequently engaged as local counsel on large-scale banking and finance deals or to handle regulatory matters. Notably experienced in the financing of real estate developments and energy projects."

    Chambers Global 2015

  • James Farn advises on a wide range of finance deals, notably in the projects and trade sectors. Clients are impressed with his skilful navigation of the local legal environment, saying: "He got the right balance between protecting the rights of the client and being pragmatic."

    Chambers Global 2015

  • A notable profile for real estate in the domestic market, thanks to the team's vast local knowledge, as well its ability to service clients in English and Arabic.

    Chambers Global 2014

  • Michael Lunjevich is a well-known name for commercial transactions in the real estate sector. Clients describe him as "one of the best property lawyers in the country - very sharp when advising on complicated real estate issues."

    Chambers Global 2014

  • The impressive Michael Lunjevich is a key name on the real estate side. Market sources consider him "very strong, the driving force behind the relationship. He knows what we want, and understands why we want it." (Real Estate) Practice head Michael Lunjevich offers in-depth knowledge of the sector. One source remarked: "He is good at explaining both the legal questions and practical issues that are relevant to us." (TMT)

    Chambers Global 2013