Ali Abedi
Asad Abedi
Jamal Farsi
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 2017

  " They have a very good understanding of the local market. Their team is strong and diversified and they have an understanding of international topics and cases."
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IFLR 1000, 2017 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,
2017 edition

The firm is a popular choice for financial and commercial disputes, and regularly acts for international banks. Ongoing cases include representing certificate holders claiming for sukuk defaults worth in excess of $500m in connection with outstanding loan repayments.
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