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.