Firm Profile > HAMDAN ALSHAMSI LAWYERS & LEGAL CONSULTANTS > Dubai, United Arab Emirates
HAMDAN ALSHAMSI LAWYERS & LEGAL CONSULTANTS Offices
Office 107, Bay Square, BLD- 07, Marasi Drive, Business Bay,
P.O. Box 116564.
United Arab Emirates
HAMDAN ALSHAMSI LAWYERS & LEGAL CONSULTANTS > Firm Profile
The firm: Established in 2011, Hamdan AlShamsi Lawyers & Legal Consultants has adapted and expanded, paving the path for our diverse range of legal experience and clientele. Based in the UAE, our legal practice provides sector expertise in both the local and international levels.
Our areas of legal litigation and consultancy expertise include, but are not limited to: banking and finance, construction, corporate, criminal, family, intellectual property, maritime, employment (labour), and real estate.
Our clients’ success inspires our own. Our sound reputation and proven track record come from our dedication to providing strategic and high-quality legal services while adhering to the highest standards of integrity and excellence.
Areas of practice: The firm is very successful in the UAE courts of litigation. In particular: corporate and partner disputes, commercial matters and claims (various), construction disputes, real estate, leases, labour, inheritance and family disputes and IP.
At Hamdan Alshamsi we have a dedicated team of legal experts who are only working on DIFC Court related matters.
This team represents clients in a broad range of disputes under the jurisdiction of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts and Abu Dhabi Global Markets (ADGM) Courts which often have an international or cross-border element. The department also conducts complex arbitrations administered by the DIFC-LCIA, DIAC, and ICC arbitration centers.
The key areas of expertise are:
- Commercial Disputes Banking & Finance
- Construction Arbitration & Litigation
- White Collar Crimes
- DSFA Compliance & regulatory
- Corporate & Commercial
- Intellectual Property
The firm’s DIFC department has been very successful before the DIFC courts in: banking, mis-selling, corporate leases, real estate and hospitality. The firm has been very successful in advisory services (drafting and negotiation) in the following: acquisition, corporate restructuring, labour, acquisition, commercial agency/distribution agreements (and licence agreements), franchise agreements, assisted with IPOs in other jurisdictions, winding up and liquidation, wills and succession planning.
|UAE Civil Courts||Hamdan AlShamsi|
|DIFC-ADGM Courts & Arbitration||Hamdan AlShamsi|
|DIFC-ADGM Courts & Arbitration||Robert Whitehead|
|Corporate, Advisory & Transactional||Ahmad Alkhalil|
|Compliance & Corporate Governance||Ahmad Alkhalil|
|Wills and inheritance||Hamdan AlShamsi|
|Intellectual Property||Mohamed Nour|
|Corporate and Contracts||Mohamed Nour|
|Family Law||Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed Elsharkawi|
|Criminal Law||Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed Elsharkawi|
|Employment Law||Mohamed Alrousan|
|Advocate Ahmad Alkhalil||Partner||View Profile|
|Mohamed Alrousan||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Advocate Hamdan Alshamsi||Founder & Senior Partner||View Profile|
|Ziad Chebli||Of Counsel||View Profile|
|Mohamed Elsharkawy||Legal Advisor||View Profile|
|Alaa Galal||Legal Advisor||View Profile|
|Mr Mohamed Nour||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Robert Whitehead||Senior Associate||View Profile|
Staff FiguresLegal Team : 16 Admin Team : 7
LanguagesArabic English French Hindi
Mr. Hamdan Alshamsi, Senior partner & FounderThe recent years have provided many technological advances in management of documents, collaboration and cloud usage. Unless a law firm is not searching for the better tool or system at all times then it would have missed on many months of improving that bit of service required to keep up with the fast pace the world now is working on.
What do you see as the main points that differentiate Hamdan AlShamsi Lawyers from your competitors?
We are relying on the best forms of management and data to ensure that the quality we are providing to the client is better than the competitor. To put more emphasis on what team we bring forward to assist the client, we find that assigning the right person to that particular client is essential as apposed to an allocation of work based on capacity.
Which practices do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?
We see that acquisitions of medium and small companies will see an increase as well as the setup of companies that rely far less on the traditional brick and mortar model. More companies are being setup to make life, as we currently live it, easier in terms of delivering services to your doorstep which are bespoke and tailored to each individual.
What’s the main change you’ve made in the firm that will benefit clients?
Simply put, we have become a data driven firm in that we collect more data points from our clients and colleagues on the work being done and the legal field than most other firms. We have developed our own task and document management system to ensure work is delivered on time and can be accessed remotely from any location. Tasks are recorded on the system, reminders are sent and matters are followed up on.
Is technology changing the way you interact with your clients, and the services you can provide them?
The ease of which we can meet our clients these days through various video conferencing solutions has lead to much more efficient use of our time and our clients. The need for physical meetings and time spent to and from such meetings has dwindled and virtual meetings have become the norm. I refer back to our own task and management systems which have allowed us to conduct our whole operation paperless has been a game changer. Creation, revisions and amendments to all deliverables are conducted through our own systems through a hierarchy of approvers and decision makers. Paperless operations are the future and the technology we have in our hands allows for such transformation.
Can you give us a practical example of how you have helped a client to add value to their business?
A practical and pragmatic approach to their legal issues is the key to the work we provide to all our clients. For example, we have methods, through the application of the laws of the UAE, to assist clients with collection of their debts from their client or customers that is both cost effective and has a high rate of
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Founded in 2010 by Hamdan Alshamsi expert UAE litigation practitioner, Hamdan Alshamsi lawyers & Legal Consultants (“HAS”) legal practice provides sector expertise at both local and international levels.
Our representation in the UAE includes a comprehensive range of legal services from litigation in the Dubai Courts to negotiations of commercial transaction and even DIFC – Arbitration representation with a focus on high quality client service.
With a team of over 10 different nationalities, we provide legal services in English Arabic, French, Hindi & Spanish. At HAS our clients’ success inspires our own. Our sound reputation and proven track record come from our dedication to providing strategic and high quality legal services while adhering to the highest standards of integrity and excellence.
UAE Litigation team: We pride ourselves in having an immaculate reputation with regards to our litigation department. Our main asset lies in our seven lawyers & legal consultants lawyers combining a multifaceted experience ranging from criminal to civil disputes. With a strong track record on rental and commercial dispute Hamdan Alshamsi Lawyers & Legal Consultants has been the preferred UAE law firm for litigation related cases. Our Litigation department expertise is: Criminal | Civil | Construction | Property | Employment | Personal Status | Commercial.
Corporate team: We are well versed in every aspect of commercial, distribution and corporate action according to local,
regional and UAE law. Our skilled corporate lawyers advise public and private companies, government entities, and other institutions on almost every type of transaction or corporate matter. Our Corporate department is specialized in the following
areas: IP | Commercial | Employment | Mergers & Acquisition | Property | Compliance | Distribution & Local Agents | Family Matters.
DIFC & Arbitration: This team is dedicated to representing our clients and advising them for matters subject to the jurisdiction of Dubai International Financial Center, Abu Dhabi Global Markets, Common Law countries (including the UK), or have an international or cross-border element. With an Expertise in: Commercial Disputes | Banking & Finance | Construction Arbitration & Litigation | White Collar Crimes | DSFA Compliance & regulatory | Maritime | Corporate & Commercial | IP | Employment.
HAS is a full-service law firm. Our areas of practice are broad, and they include, but are not limited to:
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Insolvency & Bankruptcy
- Agency & Franchising
- Intellectual Property
- Corporate Governance
- Employment (Labour)
- Information Technology
- Tax Law
- Maritime law
- Banking & Finance
- Real Estate & Construction
- Contract Law
- Maritime Law
- Tax law
- Real Estate & Construction
- Contract Law
- Media & entertainment
COMMERCIAL, CORPORATE AND M&A
We are experienced in all aspects of commercial and corporate transactions in accordance with local, regional laws. Our corporate department advises individuals, corporates, government entities and other institutions on various types of transactions and corporate related matters. Our corporate services and advisory team provide full legal services for businesses that are both located onshore and offshore in one of the free zones.
Our Corporate team’s broad international experience has allowed them to advise on cross border transactions successfully assisting their clients with various matters relating to their companies.
Our corporate department team’s experience spans over a wide spectrum of legal matters including, but not limited to, drafting various corporate documents including shareholders agreements, terms and conditions and supplier/distribution agreements for a variety of industries ranging from tourism, food & beverage, construction, fintech, commerce and construction. Furthermore, the corporate department is well positioned with years of experience in advising on corporate formation and restructuring matters for onshore and offshore entities within the United Arab Emirates.
Our corporate team members are involved in and members of many renowned organizations where their legal opinion and positioning is often sought after.
Our corporate department is one of the strongest assets of Hamdan AlShamsi Lawyers & Legal Consultants resulting from their educational background to their varied and in-depth experience. With over 16 years of international experience in various spheres giving them an advantage in understanding blends of cultures and requirements.
Our area of expertise are:
- Commercial transactions
- Mergers & Acquisition
- Start-up Development and Scaling
- Intellectual Property
- Commercial contracts
- Distribution and Agency Arrangements
- General Advisory on corporate matters in the UAE
Hamdan AlShamsi Lawyers and Legal Consultants has a full service Dispute Resolution and International Arbitration practice.
Our lawyers are highly accomplished litigators and provide sound guidance to clients to protect their commercial interests and minimises legal exposure/risk.
The team has an impressive record in dealing with major litigation and arbitration cases against tier one international law firms. Our strengths lie in effectively managing complex and high-volume caseloads.
We maintain a demonstrable record of identifying and presenting facts in a new light that has a positive impact on case outcomes. We focus on excellence in customer care and practice management by championing current legal standards. Our senior associates are collaborative communicators with a proven ability to build productive relationships with fellow team members as well as with external counsel and others.
The team has substantial experience before arbitral tribunals and in the courts of offshore jurisdictions, in particular the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts. Our work involves issues as to applicable law, jurisdiction and cross border enforcement.
We have represented clients in arbitrations governed by various institutional rules including the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), the DIFC-LCIA and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
Areas of expertise:
- Commercial Dispute Resolution
- Banking & Finance
- Construction Arbitration and Litigation
- White Collar Crimes
- DSFA Compliance and Regulatory matters.
- Commercial Litigation
- Professional Negligence
- Civil Fraud
- Banking and Financial Services
- Regulatory and Investigations
- Property Disputes
- Shareholder Disputes
- Employment, and Pensions Disputes
- Banking and Finance Disputes
- Maritime Disputes
- Corporate and Commercial Disputes
- Intellectual Property Disputes
- Media and Sports Disputes
- Construction and Contractual Disputes