16 Jan 2012


Authored by: Hadef & Partners Press Office


UAE law firm Hadef & Partners was awarded three prestigious World Finance Legal Awards in recognition of its expertise.
Hadef & Partners was recognised as the best UAE law firm for 2012 in the following categories: Corporate & Commercial, Dispute Resolution and Banking & Finance; more categories than any other law firm. This is the first time in the history of the World Finance Legal Awards that three awards were given to a single firm in a year in any of the territories nominated for these awards.
Dr. Faraj Ahnish, Managing Partner of the firm, commenting on the firm’s success said:
“We are very pleased to have received these awards in recognition of our continued work in Abu Dhabi and Dubai and our strong reputation in the region. The awards are largely testament to the dedication of our lawyers and their focus on high quality performance”.
Hadef & Partners continues to work on some of the region’s most high profile and complex matters, including drafting some of the UAE’s most significant pieces of legislation, based on the strength and expertise of the firm’s teams in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
The World Finance Legal Awards capped off a successful year for Hadef & Partners who also won:
Asian-Mena Counsel Firm of the Year for Islamic Finance; Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Real Estate & Construction

International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Project Finance Deal of the Year for Shuweihat 3 IPP Financing

DealMakers Law Firm of the Year for Banking & Finance and Franchising

International Law Alliance Best Law Firm of the Year
The firm recently announced the appointment of Walid Azzam of the Dispute Resolution team in Dubai to Partner, bringing the total number of partners to 20 out of a team of 75 lawyers.
"The legal landscape in the UAE continues to evolve and we experience a growing demand for our specialised legal service and depth of knowledge of local law and practice," Dr Faraj said. "Our large litigation and arbitration teams are very busy as the volume of disputes continues to develop."