BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP > Dubai, United Arab Emirates > Firm Profile
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP Offices
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DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE, PO BOX 262
United Arab Emirates
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BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP > The Legal 500 Rankings
Other key lawyers:
‘The team is diverse and they add great value to your day to day activity. They consult you on almost everything possible.’
‘Great knowledge and commitment to their clients.’
‘Anand Singh – He doesn’t stop at anything and is always looking to provide solutions. I will take my business wherever he goes.’
Al Hilal Takaful
Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. (Generali)
Oriental Insurance Company Limited, Dubai Branch
HDFC Life & Re
National Life & General Insurance Company
Berns Brett & Masood Insurance Brokers
Swan Insurance & Reinsurance Brokers
- Acting on retainer for Policybazaar and advised on entering into a contract with a UAE-based insurance broker.
- Advised Swan Insurance & Reinsurance Brokers Limited DIFC on licensing and incorporation.
- Acted as regional counsel for Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) in respect of a large loss fire claim for London insurance/reinsurance market, including Lloyd’s Syndicates.
Other key lawyers:
‘Very efficient and knowledgeable team.’
‘Extremely professional and organized and always offer the highest quality of service and always in a timely manner.’
‘Definitely my only choice when it comes to all IP related matters in the UAE and neighbouring countries.’
‘Munir Suboh – very experienced in IP; very flexible and always makes sure to accommodate our clients’ needs.’
‘Excellent expertise for trade mark law.’
‘Munir Suboh is a very good interlocutor.’
MBC IP FZ LLC
Andersen Tax LLC
Better Body Foods and Nutrition LLC
Clinique Des Champs Elysées
Etihad Rail Company PJSC
Al Arabiya Networks FZ LLC
Al Mayass Restaurants
Fortafy Games DMCC
Gulf Petrochem FZC
WWE Entrainment Inc
Al Arabiya Network FZ LLC
Premier Beverages P. В. Limited
- Advised MBC IP FZ LLC on the execution of a large advisory and prosecution project to support the branding on MBC’s “SHAHID” – video-on-demand audio-visual and entertainment application.
- Acted for Anderson Tax LLC in complex trade mark/trade name dispute and domain issues that arose after an accountancy firm operating in the UAE used the Andersen brand and a domain name bearing the client’s registered trademark.
- Assisted Clinique Des Champs Elysées with conducting trademark and trade name searches and gave an assessment on the risk of use and registration in the GCC countries.
United Arab Emirates > TMT Tier 3BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP advises across the full range of TMT and represents a number of multinational technology and media companies, including the likes of Delivery Hero and Discovery Channel. The practice is led by Nadim Bardawil, who advises clients from start-ups to government entities on IT procurement, tech M&A and e-commerce.
Other key lawyers:
‘The TMT team at BSA are very responsive, innovative in their legal solutions and provide first-class quality legal services.’
‘Partner Nadim Bardawil is very-well versed in technology files and is always up to date on the latest developments in the sector.’
‘Very proactive and pragmatic in their advice and able to hold their own even amongst global firms. They are available and diligently pursue their client’s interest and they have strong regional roots which they celebrate.’
‘Nadim Bardawil – highly astute, able and approachable. Nadim is our first call for TMT and corporate matters. He is incredibly hard working always available to us. We consider him a trusted and valued advisor.’
‘Rima Mrad – an excellent M&A and regulatory advisor. We have consulted Rima on a number of occasions and we are always impressed by her. Rima delivers direct advice on what is possible not theoretical and she has been very helpful in assisting us with establishing our firm in the region.’
Delivery Hero SE
Rising Giants Network
Baraka Financial Limited
- Acted as lead counsel for Delivery Hero SE on the $360m acquisition of InstaShop Ltd.
- Advised Discovery on all legal requirements to create and launch an OTT-SVOD platform in the Middle East and assisted with a regulatory due diligence in the UAE, KSA, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Egypt, Jordan, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.
- Assisted Eleks Software with its strategic entry into the Middle East by establishing a presence in the UAE.
Other key lawyers:
Asim Ahmed; Jonathan Brown
‘BSA team is very active and friendly with us and take their time to study our disputes and give proper advice in time.’
‘Antonios Dimitracopoulos has vast experience as a construction lawyer. He has successfully handled many of our cases of arbitration and litigation. None of the cases handled by him have been lost.’
‘What makes BSA, in my opinion, so different from the other law firms, and especially the Arbitration team is their attention to the detail and micromanagement of the proceedings by the senior members. Further, BSA has implemented the latest technology available, making the exchange of correspondence and communication and the presentation easy and straightforward.’
‘Antonios’ performance was outstanding and his response is timely, on point and always helpful.’
‘Clear guidance through the legal process and an easy to understand approach.’
‘Antonios Dimitracopoulos is practical and hands on and has a true understanding of our requirements and of the most appropriate way to progress the case and to achieve the desired outcome.’
‘The team is professional, they master the topic in all its aspects. In terms of billing, they were accommodating and agreed on a billing scheme that is within our budget.‘
‘Clear guidance through the legal process and an easy to understand approach.‘
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP > Firm Profile
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.
|Banking and finance||Jimmy Haoula|
|Banking and finance||Rima Mrad|
|Construction and arbitration||Antonios Dimitracopoulos|
|Corporate and M&A||Jimmy Haoula|
|Corporate and M&A||Bertrand Dumon|
|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|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 61 at this office : 40
LanguagesArabic English Farsi French Kiswahili Kurdish Romanian Russian Swedish Tagalog Ukrainian Urdu
MembershipsMeritas ISFIN INTA - International Trademark Association IBA
OtherOther 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 BSAs 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.