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Hadef & Partners

Construction

1 ranked lawyersBand 4United Arab EmiratesGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Robust practice able to represent clients at all levels of the UAE and DIFC courts, utilising its substantial knowledge of local litigation. Also often assists with arbitration claims against government entities and acts for a wide variety of international clients. Has further capabilities in non-contentious construction matters such as contract drafting.

Strengths

Clients commend the firm for possessing "a broad range of construction law capabilities and personalities that are easy to engage with."

Work highlights

Defended Star Cement in an approximately AED78 million claim brought by Al Khaliji Bank over payment issues.

Notable practitioners

John Smy is well versed in a variety of contentious construction issues, such as disruption and delay claims. He also demonstrates an extensive skill set in cross-border disputes. One source considered him to be "extremely knowledgeable in all matters relating to construction law."

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United Arab Emirates

Construction: Dispute Resolution


John Smy
Band 4