United Arab Emirates-based Global Advocates further consolidates its presence in the region


Murad Abida, Regional Co-Manager, Global Advocates
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Firm appoints Murad Abida as regional co-management partner to capitalize on growth opportunities in United Arab Emirates, GCC and Levant markets

Global Advocates, one of the leading regional law firms in the Middle East, with offices in the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Jordan, recently appointed Murad Abida as regional co-manager. Murad was previously a partner in the firm as a partner and regional head of corporate and commercial affairs as well as head of the firm’s Jordan office.

Global Advocates has advised some of the most complex legal cases and projects in the region, including the financial restructuring of the NMC Group, the insolvency of Arabtec, the drafting of important laws and legislation and a plethora of other interesting legal projects in the SME sector.

Commenting on the appointment, Ali Al Hashimi, Regional Managing Partner, said: “It gives me great pleasure that Murad is working alongside me to lead, develop and grow our business from our offices. Murad brings with him a wealth of long and exceptional experience that will further enhance the growth of our areas of practice, strengthen the skills of our team and add tremendous value to all of our clients ”.

Murad has over 25 years of experience in multiple areas of legal practice, including corporate advisory, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity restructuring and insolvency, banking, and corporate finance. finance, and taxation. Prior to joining Global, Murad held various other positions during his 20 years in Dubai, including Head of Group of Companies at one of the leading UAE law firms as well as Regional Head. companies for the Middle East in a leading international law firm. With legal and accounting qualifications (American Certified Public Accounting Examination – CPA), Murad serves clients with an excellent combination of legal expertise coupled with business acumen and financial analysis skills.

Murad commented on his appointment, saying, “I am honored and privileged to have given me this opportunity to work with Global and its incredible team of partners, lawyers and staff, as well as its impressive portfolio of clients. Ali Al Hashimi, a very experienced and well-known lawyer in the UAE and the wider Middle East, has been instrumental in the growth and development of the firm and has done a commendable job running the firm since its inception. I am delighted to join Ali and our global partners on this journey working alongside them for the future growth of our firm and the expansion of our network of offices and practice areas. “

Global Advocates, has intensified its growth trajectory in recent years and as a result the firm has expanded to Oman and Jordan.

Internationally licensed, experienced and trained, the firm’s team has assembled a wealth of knowledge from around the world including the United Arab Emirates, United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Italy, Germany, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and India. Global Advocates is licensed to practice local law in each of the jurisdictions in which it operates, and its team of highly qualified and experienced lawyers and legal consultants are entitled to hearings in local courts, including the Dubai International Financial Center. and Abu Dhabi Global Market Courts in the United Arab Emirates.


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