Ali Abedi
Asad Abedi
Hatem Ghazzawi
Andreas Haberbeck
Dana Halwani
Amr Kady
Hamam Kady
Naryman Al Kassimi
Majed Al Madani
James Whelan


  Mr Whelan is one of the foremost Arabic/English legal translation experts, and has more than 40 years’ experience as a lawyer, including 16 years legal practice in the United Arab Emirates. Mr Whelan acts as a consultant to Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co to supervise complex legal translation tasks.
BORN:   1944

Pembroke College, Cambridge with first class honours in Arabic, Persian and Hindi, 1967

ADMITTED:   Called to the Bar of England and Wales, 1973
Admitted as a solicitor, England and Wales, 1980
Admitted in the United Arab Emirates, 1994
PUBLICATIONS:   Mr Whelan's Arabic to English translations have been published in the following standard works:
"The Maritime Laws of the Arab Gulf Cooperation Council States" (1986)
"The Civil Code of the United Arab Emirates" (1987)
''UAE Civil Code and Ministry of Justice Commentary 2010'' (2010)
Thomson Reuters/Affinitext electronic library of the legal principles from the judgments of the UAE Federal and Dubai Courts of Cassation for the years 2000 to 2010


Chambers Global 2016

  "Their service is second to none, with responses to queries on a 24/7 basis, even whilst on holiday. Full value for money"

"Very experienced, knowledgeable, client-oriented and efficient. Absolutely would use them again"

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Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co is ranked in the IFLR1000

IFLR 1000, 2015 edition


“They are smart, responsive and thoughtful. Absolutely our go-to firm in the Kingdom, as they have been for over 15 years,” says one.

“Excellent services, knowledgeable, highly responsive, creative and they offer practical advice for compliance on Kingdom legal matters – I would highly recommend them,”

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  European Legal 500,
2014 edition

Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co. receives ‘high marks on all factors’. The firm is a popular choice with international law firms seeking local counsel on cross-border project financings.
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