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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.

  • Dubai office managing partner Sadiq Jafar forms an overwhelmingly positive impression on sources and is an important point of contact for many regional clients, particularly in the energy and infrastructure sectors.

    Chambers Global 2015

  • Described by client as ‘the wisest counsellor in the region’.

    Legal 500 2014

  • Sadiq Jafar is a key contact for the group, and is also the Dubai office's managing partner. (Capital Markets) Sadiq Jafar is managing partner of the Dubai office and continues to garner respect for his management skills and extensive local experience. (Corporate/Commercial)

    Chambers Global 2013

  • 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

  • "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