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Alan Rodgers

Alan Rodgers



+971 4 429 2999

Alan is a partner in Hadef & Partner’s Banking & Finance practice in Dubai. He has extensive experience in advising clients on legal aspects in banking, Islamic finance, project finance, UAE debt capital markets, private public initiatives and privatisation. His clients include developers, sponsors, banks, government institutions and private entities. Over the past 20 years, Alan has practised throughout the Middle East including in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman and Cairo.

He has been involved in one way or another since 1999, in all of the UAE’s water and power and sewage infrastructure projects. Alan and his team have been involved in the UAE’s groundbreaking PPPs, infrastructure funds and conventional and Islamic debt restructurings. Prior to working in the Middle East, Alan worked at Linklaters in London undertaking major institutional commercial property development and funding work. Alan has spoken at INSOL and at the IBA Conferences. Alan is Chair of the International Bar Association Islamic Finance Subcommittee, and is admitted as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.


  • “Alan always provides reasoned and thoughtful advice.”

    Chambers Global, 2023

  • “Highly Regarded by IFLR1000”

    IFLR1000, 2022

  • “Alan Rodgers is a superb practitioner with rigorous intellectual skills combined with a pragmatic commercial approach.”

    Legal 500, 2022

  • “Alan Rodgers has been ever present in the market for decades and is a go to expert for projects in the UAE.”

    Legal 500, 2022

  • “In terms of high-level advice and commercial acumen, Alan is helpful and very good.”

    Chambers Global, 2022

  • Recognised Lawyer in Project Finance

    Whos Who Legal, 2021

  • “Highly Regarded by IFLR1000”

    IFLR1000, 2021

  • Alan Rodgers in Dubai focuses on Islamic finance, project finance and debt capital. One client said, “Alan Rodgers is the go to partner who is very experienced in all aspects of corporate finance and banking. A very thorough and competent practitioner and good at innovative thinking.”

    Legal 500, 2021

  • Alan Rodgers has extensive experience in advising clients on project finance, private public initiatives and privatisation, among other matters. One client commented, “Alan Rodgers is a standout partner, great technician and a polished performer”.

    Legal 500, 2021

  • Alan Rodgers is well recognised for his skills in project finance. He regularly represents lenders and borrowers in IWPPs and renewable energy projects, with further strength in debt restructuring. One client described him as "a very experienced gentleman" who is "very strong" in financing work.

    Chambers Global, 2021

  • Alan Rodgers is a highly experienced banking lawyer with a long track record in the UAE.

    Legal 500, 2020

  • Recognised Lawyer in Project Finance

    Whos Who Legal, 2020

  • “Highly Regarded by IFLR1000”

    IFLR1000, 2019

  • “Highly Regarded by IFLR1000”

    IFLR1000, 2018

  • “A seasoned banking lawyer who brings gravitas to transactions”

    Legal 500, 2018

  • Interviewees describe him as a lawyer who is “well known regionally and brings local knowledge to any deal.”

    Chambers Global, 2016

  • “Alan Rodgers, and the Banking & Finance team at Hadef & Partners know how to get complex cross-border transactions done. Their understanding of multiple governing law agreements helped us to complete our transaction.”

    Steve Khayat, Senior Vice President – Corporate Finance, Arab Investment Company

  • Recognised as a "Leading Lawyer"

    IFLR 1000, 2015

  • "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

  • Sources find Alan Rodgers a valuable source of UAE law advice on banking and finance deals, saying he is "very useful in shepherding us through the process." He has particular expertise relating to project finance, infrastructure funds and restructurings.

    Chambers Global 2015

  • "Alan Rodgers has a wealth of knowledge in Islamic finance, project finance, debt products and PPP/PPI initiatives. He acts on behalf of corporate borrowers, government institutions and private financial houses."

    Chambers Global 2014

  • Alan Rodgers is widely respected by clients and peers alike. Sources describe him as "proactive and on the ball from a UAE perspective."

    Chambers Global 2013

  • Winner for UAE Employment Law Firm of the Year 2022

    Winner for UAE Employment Law Firm of the Year 2022

    BY : Chambers Middle East Awards

    Lawyer : Suzanne Gingles

  • Honourable mention for Employment Lawyer of the Year 2022

    Honourable mention for Employment Lawyer of the Year 2022

    BY : LexisNexis Women in Law Awards

    Lawyer :

  • Employment Team of the Year 2021

    Employment Team of the Year 2021

    BY : The Oath Middle East Legal Awards

    Lawyer :

  • Recognised as leading lawyer 2015

    BY : IFLR 1000 2015

    Lawyer : Alan Rodgers