Hadef & Partners is a full-service business law firm which was founded in 1980 by Dr Hadef Al Dhahiri, the current UAE Minister of Justice, and is among the oldest and largest law firms in the UAE, with offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Our 75 lawyers were predominantly educated and have practised in the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, as well as a range of Middle Eastern jurisdictions. English, Arabic and most other leading business languages are spoken by members of our team. Our large team of advocates has rights of audience in all levels of UAE courts and tribunals.
Principal Areas of Work: Banking & Finance, Commercial, Corporate, Dispute Resolution,
Employment, Engineering & Construction, Financial Services, Government Regulation, Hospitality & Tourism, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Maritime, Transport & Trade, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Projects, Infrastructure & Energy, Real Estate, Restructuring & Insolvency, Technology & Media
Hadef & Partners LLC Emaar Square Building 3, Level 5, Downtown Dubai Dubai, UAE PO Box 37172
+971 4 429 2999, +971 4 429 2954
Arabic, English and other main business languages are spoken by members of our firm.
Walid is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution Department in Dubai. He specialises in complex Commercial and Corporate arbitration and litigation, often with cross-border elements.
Walid joined Hadef & Partners in 2005. During that time, he has developed specialist knowledge of managing large scale, multi-jurisdictional disputes and has acted on a number of high-profile banking and real estate matters. Walid advises a diverse group of clients; including publicly traded and multi-national companies, as well as high net worth individuals on various contentious matters.
Walid also specialises in local and international asset tracings and recovery, advises on financial crimes as well as on anti-corruption and anti-bribery issues. He further advises on extradition and mutual legal assistance as well as on sanctions and anti-money laundering matters.
Walid has a Juris Doctorate and is admitted to the Massachusetts State Bar. Prior to joining Hadef & Partners, he practiced in the US, in both Chicago and Boston. He routinely lectures, and sits on various panels that deal with a variety of issues relating to regional legal trends and developments. Walid is fluent in English, Arabic and French.