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Hadef announces two new partners

United Arab Emirates: Wednesday, January 07 - 2009 @ 16:02

The appointments increase the number of lawyers at Hadef to 16 partners and 80 lawyers in total, and signify a positive start for the firm in 2009.

Omar Al Shaikh is one of the UAE’s best known litigators with more than 20 years experience in litigation in the UAE.

Licensed to appear before all Federal Courts and all Courts of Dubai, Omar has a depth of knowledge in his field and extensive experience in handling various types of lawsuits, particularly in the areas of corporate, commercial, construction, insurance, agency, shipping, banking, trademarks, and labour disputes. Omar’s appointment further strengthens the firm’s leading litigation practice, an area that is expected to experience further significant growth in 2009.

Erik Muthow has 8 years experience as a specialist maritime, transportation and trade lawyer in the UAE. Erik is very well known in the industry for his practice, which spans a wide range of contentious and non-contentious work; acting for major international, UAE, GCC and wider regional clients. His experience is extensive in all matters related to shipping, aviation, insurance, international trade, as well as trade finance and vessel finance.

Erik speaks regularly at national and international conferences, including the IBA, and his articles are published in local and international shipping and international trade periodicals. Erik’s appointment highlights his achievements in this area and maintains the position of Hadef as a leading firm in this important area of law.

Sadiq Jafar, Managing Partner of Hadef’s Dubai office, welcomed the new appointments, said:

“Omar and Erik have contributed to the success of the firm for many years and we are very pleased to welcome them as Partners in recognition of their dedication and achievements. We foresee an increase in litigation during 2009 and these appointments illustrate the firm’s commitment to continued growth and development,”

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