Firm Profile > BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP > Dubai, United Arab Emirates

BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
LEVEL 6, BUILDING 3, THE GATE PRECINCT
DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE, PO BOX 262
DUBAI
United Arab Emirates

Intellectual property Tier 3

BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP has a broad IP offering and is particularly strong in the media and entertainment sectors. In recent work, the firm was appointed to represent a news and media company in contesting several copyright infringement claims filed in Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Munir Suboh heads the IP department. Amala Atieh was promoted to senior associate in 2019.

Practice head(s):

Munir Suboh

Testimonials

BSA has been one of our preferred choices for handling our legal and IP issues inside and outside UAE for more than 10 years. Their creativity and ability to analyse complex problems as well as their profile as talented strategists helped us to define thoroughly our business plans.

They have the ability to explain complex information clearly and concisely. With their meticulous attention to details, they complete always their assignment thoroughly and successfully.

Munir Suboh is committed to his clients and getting transactions done. He is able to navigate and manage the process effectively, all with a dedication to his client.

Key clients

MBC Group

Anderson Tax Legal LLC

Royal & Son Alliance Insurance

World Wrestling Entertainment

Al Arabiya News Channel FZ LLC (AL Arabiya Channel)

Align Technology

Beiersdorf AG

Ammune Therapeutics Inc

Collingham LLC (The Cobbler)

Travelex Limited

Construction Tier 4

BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP 's construction practice, which is headed by Antonios Dimitracopoulos handles work for a range of sub- and main contractors. Asim Ahmed has relevant litigation expertise.

Practice head(s):

Antonios Dimitracopoulos

TMT Tier 4

BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP has a varied TMT offering but particularly stands out for the strength of its contentious practice; areas of expertise include defamation and e-crime disputes. Its clients include media, social media and tech companies. Munir Suboh and Rima Mrad head the department. Nadim Bardawil is a name to note at the senior associate level; his practice includes advising on technology-related agreements, e-commerce and data protection.

Practice head(s):

Munir Suboh; Rima Mrad

Testimonials

Munir Suboh is committed and dedicated to his clients. He provided legal advice, documentation and managed the transaction to conclusion.

Munir Subboh responds very quickly and on point.

Key clients

MBC Group (MBC FZ LLC)

Gulf Film LLC

Middle East News FZ LLC – Al Arabiya News Channel

Thomson Reuters

Fortafy Games DMCC

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP advises on M&A, restructurings and commercial arrangements and is a popular choice for local counsel in significant cross-border deals. The firm is active in the oil and gas, financial services, logistics and private equity sectors, among others, and is increasingly involved in tech-sector deals. Rima Mrad is noted.

Practice head(s):

Jimmy Haoula; Michael Kortbawi; Rima Mrad

Testimonials

Personal attention to matters. Humility. They are always available and respond fast. They provide reliable expert legal opinions.

The team is highly proactive. It is knowledgeable in the DIFC and DFSA rules and can also provide guidance on the onshore laws.

Key clients

RAK Ceramics

Philips

Halliburton

Sinopec

Deliveroo

Apollo Capital Management

Al Masah Capital

Dubai Chamber of Commerce

Dana Gas Sukuk

JBF

The firm: Founded in 2001, this is a firm that reflects the energy and ambition of the Middle East. The firm is deeply rooted in the region, offering a competitive advantage to clients seeking advice that works in the real world and is truly in tune with the market.

Throughout its history, the firm has demonstrated an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit. Its clients include a number of public and private sector companies, as well as local and international businesses from various industries. The firm regularly represents and collaborates with international law firms to deliver high-end legal services. Its relationships and contacts at key bodies, including regulators, mean it is able to do more than just advise; the firm is able to go beyond the traditional law firm role to resolve commercial issues and make things happen for its clients.

The fact it has rights of audience in every country where it has an office means that the firm can litigate all the way from the boardroom to the courtroom. The firm has a truly multicultural team with an unrivalled depth of Arabic talent, including a high proportion of local advocates in each country where the firm has offices.

Innovative legal minds, innate cultural understanding and local rights of audience before all courts: the firm has the ambition, energy and talent to help your business succeed.

Its lawyers come from diverse backgrounds, with the majority dual-qualified in both regional and international jurisdictions and fluent in multiple languages including Arabic, English and French. The team is fully cognisant of regional and international legal developments and tailors its approach to specific industry sector needs.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Jimmy Haoula
Banking and finance Rima Mrad
Commercial Jimmy Haoula
Commercial Michael Kortbawi
Construction and arbitration Antonios Dimitracopoulos
Corporate and M&A Jimmy Haoula
Corporate and M&A Bertrand Dumon
Employment Rima Mrad
Fraud Abdullah Ishnaneh
Insurance and reinsurance Simon Isgar
Insurance and reinsurance Michael Kortbawi
Intellectual Property Munir Suboh
Litigation and dispute resolution Asim Ahmed
Litigation and dispute resolution Abdullah Ishnaneh
VAT John Peacock
Number of lawyers : 61
at this office : 40
Arabic
English
Farsi
French
Kiswahili
Kurdish
Romanian
Russian
Swedish
Tagalog
Ukrainian
Urdu
Meritas
ISFIN
INTA - International Trademark Association
IBA
Other offices : Abu Dhabi
Other offices : Beirut
Other offices : Erbil
Other offices : Muscat
Other offices : Paris
Other offices : Ras Al Khaimah
Other offices : Riyadh
Other offices : Sharjah

 

As part of BSA’s CSR initiative for 2017, the firm organized a one-day free of charge legal clinic for members of the general public.

The ‘Legal Clinic’ in collaboration with the Dubai Land Department (DLD) witnessed great success, attracting many customers who sought free legal advice.

Members of the public, many of whom were struggling with legal issues but lacked the financial means to seek legal advice, benefited significantly from the first of its kind initiative. The ‘Legal Clinic’ provided the public with a six-hour window to access free legal advice from 25 expert lawyers, specializing in areas as varied as real estate, construction, employment, compensation claims, criminal matters, debt recovery, tenancy disputes, inheritance and family matters.

Dr. Ahmad Bin Hezeem, Senior Partner at BSA, commented, “Our ‘Legal Clinic’ was an enormous success and we hope to organise subsequent clinics in the near future. The initiative is an extension of our corporate social responsibility programme, and the lawyers who took part felt a deep sense of pride and satisfaction. The BSA ‘Legal Clinic’ has been designed to positively impact people who would otherwise be unable to access such specialist advice and support.”

He added: “After 17 years of continued success in the UAE, we are committed to proactively giving back to the communities we operate in. BSA was proud to partner with the Dubai Land Department on this occasion, and looks forward to building on the success of the first ‘Legal Clinic’ so we can replicate this initiative on a regular basis.”

His Excellency Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, stated, “This initiative reflects the importance of raising social awareness and improving public services to make Dubai an outstanding example of cooperative ventures between the private and government sectors. The ‘Legal Clinic’ was highly beneficial to the public, creating a positive environment in the community and spreading happiness among all segments of society. ”

Residents were advised to arrive early as the ‘Legal Clinic’ functioned on a first come, first served basis, and visitors expressed their appreciation for the initiative. “I received some excellent guidance and I did not even have to pay for it,” said a long-term Dubai resident, while another attendee, a 45-year-old Indian resident, said this was a first rate move from DLD and BSA as it showed that Dubai cares. “They do this in medicine but it is great that they are now helping us in legal affairs too.”