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Salih Ahnaish

Salih Ahnaish

Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution, Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

+971 2 205 5300

Salih is a senior litigator with more than 40 years experience representing clients in UAE disputes. He has advised on some of the most high profile disputes in the UAE including the first case where the result required the Supreme Court to reverse its precedents.

He is regularly instructed on cases where the results have significant repercussions for clients, their industry and the evolution of the law in the UAE.

Before joining Hadef & Partners, Senior Counsellor Ahnaish occupied a number of senior positions including Chairman of the Court of Appeal and associate professor of comparative law in Derna, Libya.
He completed his legal studies at the University of Benghazi and later completed his LLM from Hull University in the United Kingdom.

  • “Since our appointment of Hadef & Partners in 2020, we have been delighted with the level of client service and quality of work from the Disputes team, led by Salih Ahnaish and assisted by Hiba Mahmoud. In our view, they operate at a higher level to that of any other law firm we have previously worked with.”

    Hanein Raya, Legal Advisor, Airolink International Construction LLC

  • Salih Ahnaish is also active in major disputes, including property litigation.

    Legal 500, 2021

  • “Hadef & Partners’ support and professionalism was invaluable and I would have no hesitation in endorsing and recommending the service provided by Salih Ahnaish and the rest of the Hadef litigation team”

    Basem Awadeh, CEO, City Pharmacy Co

  • Recommended as a "Leading Lawyer." (Salih Ahnaish)

    LEGAL 500 2013