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Ahmad Hussain Lootah , Managing Partner

Managing Partner Ahmad Hussain Lootah explains on how Hussain Lootah & Associates is continuously adapting to the market and client’s changing needs.

WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE MAIN POINTS THAT DIFFERENTIATE YOU FROM YOUR COMPETITORS?

Established in 1997, Hussain Lootah & Associates is a client-focused legal consultancy and advocacy firm with a passionate commitment to delivering effective, high quality legal services. Our full-service platform delivers practical results for our clients whilst incorporating efficient methods without sacrificing excellence and quality.

The firm’s commitment to exceptional legal services is represented by a highly qualified team that includes arbitrators, doctors of Law and respected academics with decades of practical experience in the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. Our team can also communicate in Arabic, English, French, Farsi and German and has accredited local advocates with full rights to appear before all UAE courts.

In today’s challenging world, we remain devoted to helping our clients identify successful solutions, reduce risk, and maximise opportunities. We have anticipated client demands by expanding our core practice areas and industry capabilities whilst growing in priority markets throughout the GCC. Everything we do is designed to better serve our clients who are our purpose and our greatest strength.

In addition, we partnered with well-respected firms around the world to provide exceptional legal services and client service from any corner of the globe. We work tirelessly to protect our clients’ interests wherever they may be.

WHICH PRACTISES DO YOU SEE GROWING IN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS? WHAT ARE THE DRIVERS BEHIND THAT?

In support of the UAE’s mission in being an attractive multinational business hub in the region, the hosting of the Expo 2020 and the introduction of new laws and regulations, there are a few practices we see prosper within the next couple of years.

Arbitration
The introduction of the “New Arbitration Law” is taking a step forward to establishing a fast, more efficient and reliable dispute resolution method. It has enhanced the UAE’s place as a preferred destination for arbitral seating in the MENA region.

Company Formation & Structuring
In order to encourage foreign investment in the country, the UAE has lately introduced the new “Foreign Direct Investment Law”. With this initiative, the UAE asserts its position as a major attraction for foreign direct investment, which will have a positive impact on the overall economic performance of the country as a key player in both the regional and international arenas.

WHAT'S THE MAIN CHANGE YOU'VE MADE IN THE FIRM THAT WILL BENEFIT CLIENTS?

Being a client-focused legal consultancy and advocacy firm, we believe in managing expectations right from the get-go to build trust and comfort. We want to make sure our client’s experience is nothing short of delightful, to immediately start building customer loyalty.

Thus, part of the strategic steps we took to design our customer’s journey, we developed a highly qualified and diverse team who is versed in creating rapport, building relationships and most importantly protect our client’s interests the best way possible.

The combination of expertise and diversity makes us very flexible, supportive, practical and most importantly authentic.

IS TECHNOLOGY CHANGING THE WAY YOU INTERACT WITH YOUR CLIENTS, AND THE SERVICES YOU CAN PROVIDE THEM?

The value of our services and service deliveries has always been related to the direct human interaction, however the fast-emerging technological changes have added more efficiency, speed and convenience to our offerings.

As an example, the Private Notary Services we provide was a result of a government initiative heavily influenced by technology. The various attestation, notification and administration services are conveniently processed digitally via the Dubai Courts website. This offers fast, efficient and easy solution to our clients. In addition to having the transactions completed online, we became mobile where we can offer Notary services at our client’s preferred location – in the comfort of their home, their office or any other location of their choice.

CAN YOU GIVE US A PRACTICAL EXAMPLE OF HOW YOU HAVE HELPED A CLIENT TO ADD VALUE TO THEIR BUSINESS?

We believe our clients’ interests are the heart of our business, and we owe them excellence in all our services.

However, as a practical example of added value, we provided our clients, especially the ones involved in real estate development, with proper legal advisory and restructuring the contracting process for all types of contracts related to their sector to reduce their exposure to litigation and legal disputes. This is done by developing a precautionary measurement system which helps reducing litigation, cases and consequently reduces all legal related expenses and losses.

ARE CLIENTS LOOKING FOR STABILITY AND STRATEGIC DIRECTION FROM THEIR LAW FIRMS - WHERE DO YOU SEE THE FIRM IN THREE YEAR'S TIME?

We have a commitment to our community and the legal profession. Hussain Lootah & Associates has been in the market for over 22 years. It is always our responsibility to maintain the highest levels of professionalism and provide our clients with the strategic directions they are looking for.

We have constantly been proactive and adapted to the fast growth of the UAE and we see no difference in our dedication to give more for the next three years. In addition, as part of our plans for the next few years, we are actively solidifying our presence in the market as a thought leader and proactively implementing some CSR activities through our legal clinics, seminars, workshops and others pro-bono initiatives. Giving back to our clients and the community supports our strategic growth as a specialized law firm in the UAE.

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