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 2018

  " Clients regard the team as a "strong name in the market" and praise its "good, clear advice." Sources also note the team's "good knowledge of the Saudi market.""
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IFLR 1000, 2018 edition


“I have used Hatem for many years and they are excellent. Always trying to find solutions for the client, deep experience of the market and good reactivity to requests.”

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  European Legal 500,
2018 edition

The team at Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co., which includes Asad Abedi, Ali Abedi and Andreas Haberbeck, specialises in advising clients on joint ventures and restructuring matters. Recent highlights include assisting The Dow Chemical Company with obtaining the first licence for a wholly foreign-owned trading company in Saudi Arabia. ;
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