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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 6

Galadari, Advocates & Legal Consultants

Galadari, Advocates & Legal Consultants handles a range of commercial work for a number of clients, with strong connections in particular to the UAE authorities and home-grown corporates. Ziad Galadari and Abdulla Galadari are key names. One cornerstone client is the government of Umm Al Quwain, with private sector clients including Taaleem, a part of the Al Tayer Group.

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Dispute resolution: local litigation
Dispute resolution: local litigation - ranked: tier 2

Galadari, Advocates & Legal Consultants

Galadari, Advocates & Legal Consultants is, for some, 'a top-flight local practice with genuine expertise in local litigation'. Abdulla Galadari is 'one of the UAE's stand-out lawyers - his expertise justifiably means he is the lawyer many international firms turn to when they require it'; he defended two individuals in a number of financial crime cases brought by over 15 banks alleging over a billion dirhams of fraud; the relevant documents were found to have been forged by their employees. Ahmed Galadari is another notable member of the team and his work includes debt recovery litigation. Ziad Galadari acts for government-backed clients, among others.

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Abdulla Galadari - Galadari, Advocates & Legal Consultants

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