AI Magazine Issue 9 2018

44 Acquisition International - Issue 9 2018 Hadef & Partners is one of the United Arab Emirates leading independent law firms, with over ninety lawyers working in offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Earlier this year, the Hadef’s Senior Legal Consultant, Mustafa Abuidris, was named among the winners of Acquisition International Magazine’s 2018 Leading Adviser Awards, with the title of Leading Dispute Resolution Practitioner of the Year, for the United Arab Emirates. Following this win, we endeavoured to take a look at this outstanding firm, and to see how they have secured their position as one of the region’s best legal practices. adef & Partners is a full-service law firm that was founded on a platform of integrity, and a dedication to client service. Established in 1980, Hadef has thrived in the thirty-eight years since, becoming one of the Middle East’s leading law firms. With lawyers from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences, clients can rest-assured that their case is in the best possible hands. One of those lawyers in Mustafa Abuidris; a specialist in dispute resolution, he acts as Hadef & Partners Senior Legal Consultant. Though he spent his formative years practicing as a licensed advocate in Sudan, he has nurtured over twenty-five years-experience in contentious matters within in the Middle East, with sixteen of those years spent within the UAE itself. The field of dispute resolution is notoriously complex, and often convoluted – in the Company: Hadef & Partners LLC Address: Emaar Square, Building 3, Level 5, Downtown Dubai, United Arab Emirates Website: Telephone: +971 4429 2999 Achieving Excellence inDispute Resolution H 1805AI65 United Arab Emirates, it is even more so. Only an individual with practised experience can navigate the jurisdictions of each legal system and succeed as Mustafa has. Saying that, excellence runs deep in Hadef & Partners, permeating every tier of the practice. The firm’s founder, Dr. Hadef Al Dhaheri served as the Federal Minister of Justice between 2008 and 2014, holding the positions of President of the Supreme Judicial Council, Chairman of the Ministerial Legislative Committee, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Zakat Fund, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Training and Judicial Studies. In addition, Dr Al Dhaheri served as the Vice Chancellor of the United Arab Emirates University between 1994 and 2007. Since 2014, he has resumed his position as Founding Partner of the firm. Indeed, all of Hadef & Partners ninety lawyers, associates and legal consultants are leaders in their specific fields of practice. Ultimately, the firm embodies a need to meet their client’s high standards and, in this, they certainly exceed expectations. In the forty years since their establishment, they have redefined the legal landscape in the Middle East. “Only an individual with practised experience can navigate the jurisdictions of each legal system and succeed as Mustafa has.”