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Provided by Sherif Hikal


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Sherif is a litigation specialist, with circa 25 years’ experience in the UAE and Middle East, across sectors including general commercial, company dispute, insolvency, construction, real estate, shipping, banking and white-collar crimes.

Sherif is best known for his expertise in the UAE Court system, having litigated more than 1000 court cases in his career. He has extensive experience in advising corporate and private clients on UAE law, and conducting proceedings before the local courts.

Sherif has specialist knowledge in the areas of company disputes, banking, Islamic finance disputes, insolvency and liquidation regimes. He was an ad-hoc litigation practitioners’ committee who reviewed the related draft local laws, which puts his clients at a considerable advantage in understanding the laws and their application given them recently coming into force.

Before founding OGH Legal, Sherif Hikal headed up litigation teams at two of the largest local law firms in the UAE, consecutively.


Work Highlights

• Acting for an Asian government owned Bank regarding an outstanding claim ultimately determined by the UAE Courts, claim value circa USD600 m.

• Acting for UAE Contractor in respect of an insurance claim of a circa value of AED1.6 billion.

Professional Memberships

Egyptian Bar Association

Egyptian Society of International Law

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Dispute Resolution: Domestic - United Arab Emirates
Band 3

Sherif Hikal is highly capable when it comes to acting on litigation matters in Dubai and elsewhere within the UAE. His experience includes the representation of well-known clients in the real estate and hospitality spheres.

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