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Addleshaw Goddard

LEVEL 15, TOWER 2, AL FATTAN CURRENCY HOUSE, DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE, PO BOX 506555, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
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Work +971 4 350 6400
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Fax +971 4 354 4944
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United Arab Emirates

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 5

Addleshaw Goddard

Addleshaw Goddard's Robin Hickman handles deals for borrowers and banks, including real estate finance. Highlights included advising Standard Chartered on a shari’ah-compliant real estate financing of a new development at the Palm Jumeirah, and assisting Agility Public Warehousing with the debt finance elements for the Reem Mall project in Abu Dhabi. Restructuring is another area of expertise, with Pixel Digital Systems a key client in this space.

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

Addleshaw Goddard

Addleshaw Goddard has 'good leadership from the managing and matter partners - the firm gets to know clients and makes them feel important'. Andrew Johnson advised Blossom Nurseries on its merger with Babilou Nurseries. The firm also handles private equity buyouts, such as assisting Volpi Private Equity with its purchase of Digital Barriers. Other clients include Diageo, which the team advised on the transfer of assets from one company into a new branch of Diageo Scotland. Managing associate Owen Richards is 'a very detailed and skilled M&A lawyer who manages transactions well and goes the extra mile on ancillary matters.'

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 3

Addleshaw Goddard

Addleshaw Goddard has 'a very strong knowledge of the law and is able to provide practical and helpful advice' on construction arbitrations. Andrew Greaves and the 'outstanding' Bevan Farmer  ('a gifted lawyer with great commercial sense who can't do enough for his clients') handle disputes ranging from subcontractor matters on major infrastructure projects to large towers disputes involving main contractors. Clients include British, GCC and Spanish contractors.

Next Generation Partners

Bevan Farmer - Addleshaw Goddard

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Dispute resolution: arbitration and international litigation
Dispute resolution: arbitration and international litigation - ranked: tier 5

Addleshaw Goddard

Addleshaw Goddard's Paul Hughes handles a range of DIFC and ADGM court litigation, including representing the Kurdistan Regional Government, the autonomous government of the eponymous region of the North of the country, seeking to resist the enforcement of a $2bn LCIA arbitral award. He also acts as an expert witness on DIFC law in litigation outside the UAE. Other work concerns franchising disputes.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 4

Addleshaw Goddard

Addleshaw Goddard’s group is led by legal director Gorvinder Pannu, who brings to bear robust experience in recruitment, employment contracts, disciplinary matters, due diligence and litigation. Dover Corporation, Exterran and Schlumberger are all on the department’s books.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

Addleshaw Goddard

‚ÄėCommercial and responsive‚Äô, Addleshaw Goddard¬†is commended for the ‚Äėgreat depth of experience‚Äô practice head Louise Vun¬†brings to bear. Strata law is a notable strong suit and key clients include Barclays Bank, Multiplex and Utmost Properties.

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Yorkshire and the Humber

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