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Hadef & Partners Grows Practice Groups

Hadef & Partners welcomes Paul Suckling as a Partner into the Engineering and Construction team. Paul joins following a period as in-house counsel for an International Contractor and has over 16 years’ experience in the Middle East.

A dual-qualified solicitor and quantity surveyor; Paul specialises in construction litigation.

A major facet of Paul’s practice involves acting for clients in a Project Counsel role. This entails being active throughout the Project’s various phases, be it advising on the formulation and negotiation of all contract documentation, contractual and legal issues as they arrive, through to the final account process of a Project, as well as running big ticket arbitrations in the Gulf region.

Hadef & Partners is a leading independent United Arab Emirates law firm, with 100 lawyers in our offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Just as the United Arab Emirates has developed since its formation in 1971, so have we. Founded in 1980 by Dr. Hadef Al Dhaheri, who served as Minister of Justice, we have grown to become an internationally respected, full-service business law firm supporting local, regional and international clients and government entities.

With 39 years of experience, we understand the laws, traditions, opportunities and challenges of our region.

Our lawyers come from a diverse range of backgrounds, many having trained and practiced in Western and other Middle Eastern jurisdictions, with in-house as well as private practice experience.

Our market leading team of advocates has rights of audience in all United Arab Emirates courts and tribunals. Our lawyers are fluent in English, Arabic and most other leading business languages spoken in the region.

As a result of the quality and diversity of our lawyers we continue to be entrusted to advise on the most pioneering, complex and strategic projects and transactions in the United Arab Emirates.

Law Firm becomes Official Supporter of 2019 Special Olympics

We are proud to announce our signing of a partnership agreement that will see Hadef and Partners support the Special Olympics World Games as the official legal supporter and provide legal advisory services through the build-up to, during and after the World Games.

The Games, which will take place for the first time in the Middle East, will run across the Emirate in venues within both Abu Dhabi and Dubai from the 14-21 March 2019. The event will be under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and will be the largest sports and humanitarian event this year.

Hadef & Partners will provide legal support from their offices in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai and will call upon the full service experience of almost 100 lawyers from the UAE, Middle East and the international arena.

Commenting on the signing, Dr Faraj Ahnish, Managing Partner of Hadef & Partners Abu Dhabi said:

“We are extremely proud of our history, heritage and reputation as a dedicated UAE law firm and when we saw the opportunity to become involved, we did not hesitate. These Games will be the largest of their kind to date in our region and provides a unique opportunity to create and deliver awareness and change for People of Determination in the UAE and to showcase our wonderful people, cities and culture at the same time. We are delighted to be involved in this momentous event and offer our support to ensure a memorable Games.”

Hamad Al Zaabi, Senior Director of Business Support at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, said:

“We are very grateful to have Hadef & Partners on board with us as the official legal supporter of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.”

“With this partnership, Hadef & Partners will provide required support and legal consultation to Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. The team’s expertise will help us ensure a long-lasting legacy for People of Determination.”

For more information on the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, please visit https://www.abudhabi2019.org/.

Hadef & Partners opens new Notary Public Service

Hadef & Partners is proud to be the first Private Notaries to be authorised by the Abu Dhabi Judiciary Department to provide Notary Public Services in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Previously, notary services could only be provided by designated government officials within Abu Dhabi.

This expanded service is an initiative by the Government to privatise certain services for the added convenience of businesses and residents in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Commenting on the appointment, Managing Partner Dr Faraj Ahnish said:

“We are extremely proud to have been granted authorisation by the Abu Dhabi Judiciary Department and delighted to have been appointed as the first Private Notary Public officials to provide these services in Abu Dhabi. We have been a key part in the fabric of the UAE business community for almost 40 years and our regional expertise and knowledge, combined with our ability to offer Notary Public services, will enable Hadef & Partners to meet the increasing needs and demands of businesses and individual clients in Abu Dhabi.”

The service offering of Hadef & Partners presently includes a range of notarial services, such as:

  • Powers of Attorney
  • Mortgage Transactions
  • Local Service Agent Transactions
  • Settlement and Compromise Transactions
  • Acknowledgements and Undertakings
  • Sale and purchase of shares or moveable assets

Our services also include advising clients on requirements to amend documents and/or prepare any additional documents needed to satisfy the requirements for notarisation.

For convenience, Hadef & Partners can also provide mobile notary services whereby one of our Notaries can arrange to come to an office or home location for the purpose of notarisation.

For further information, please contact Hadef & Partners. Telephone: +971 2 205 5300 or Email: [email protected].