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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.

  • Jamie Liddington joins the firm as a senior associate from Doyle Clayton Solicitors in the UK, bringing significant knowledge of employment law. He is especially adept in employment disputes, particularly breach of contract and post-termination restriction issues.

    Chambers Global 2015

  • 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

  • Valeria Lysenko is ‘one of the finest minds in the UAE’.

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sameer Huda plays a key role on many of the firm's M&A deals and maintains strong links with regional companies, as well as receiving instructions as local counsel. His wide-ranging experience includes education, pharmaceuticals and retail.

    Chambers Global 2015

  • Alex McGeoch leads the employment practice in Dubai. Sources appreciate his "very clear advice" and note that "he is quick to respond and very attentive to our needs."

    Chambers Global 2013

  • 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

  • Sameer Huda is head of the firm's corporate department in Dubai and is popular with clients. One interviewee noted: "He is a self-starter – he'll set to the task as soon as you hand it to him."

    Chambers Global 2013

  • Walid Azzam is a well-regarded practitioner in the UAE, and was promoted to the partnership in 2012. He regularly assists with the team's highest-profile matters.

    Chambers Global 2013

  • Valeria Lysenko is ‘one of the finest minds in the UAE’.

    Legal 500 2013