UAE. Leading UAE law firm Hadef & Partners is pleased to announce today that renowned Middle East Banking & Finance expert Caroline O’Hare is joining Hadef & Partners as Head of Financial Services & Regulatory.
Caroline will also be a member of the Banking & Finance team in Dubai. She will spearhead the firm’s Financial Services & Regulatory practice as well as advising on major regional banking and finance transactions.
Caroline has in-depth experience in the region including twice having previously worked for in Clifford Chance’s Dubai and Bahrain offices, where she was latterly the Partner in charge of Clifford Chance’s Gulf Finance practice. She has also worked for Conyers Dill & Pearman, Applebys, Norton Rose and Pinsent Masons in locations including London, Moscow, Budapest, Bermuda and Cayman Islands.
“We are pleased to have Caroline join our Banking & Finance team and we welcome her back to Dubai. Caroline is a heavyweight banking lawyer and well versed in the demands of the UAE and regional market. She has solid experience in advising on conventional and Islamic finance transactions across the region and specifically within the UAE and we think she will be a great asset to the firm. Caroline’s appointment strengthens our existing Banking & Finance team and expands our offering in the financial sector” said Alan Rodgers, Head of Banking & Finance in Dubai.
Caroline has advised leading conventional and Islamic finance lenders and corporates including: Citibank, N.A, HSBC, Lloyds TSB, ABN Amro, Gulf International Bank, Arab Banking Corporation, Arab Bank, Qatar National Bank, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, BNP Paribas and National Bank of Abu Dhabi.
“Local depth of expertise and specialisation in banking transactions and financial services regulation is a critical factor in delivering relevant and accurate advice in our market, especially with the advent of a range of new laws and regulations focused on the financial services sector. Caroline’s appointment will help us to continue to deliver focused and specialist UAE legal expertise to our local and international clients” explained Managing Partner of the Dubai office, Sadiq Jafar.
Hadef & Partners is recognised by World Finance, DealMakers, and ACQ Finance Magazine as having the UAE’s leading Banking & Finance practice. The team has also recently won Asian-MENA Counsel Firm of the Year for Islamic Finance and the International Financial Law Review’s (IFLR) Project Finance Deal of the Year for the UAE legal aspects of the financing of Shuweihat 3 Independent Power Project.
About Hadef & Partners
Hadef & Partners is a long-established full service UAE business law firm, founded in 1980 by Dr Hadef Al Dhahiri, the current UAE Minister of Justice.
The firm is one of the oldest and largest in the UAE, with offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai and has a deep understanding of the laws and traditions of the region.
Further information on the firm can be found on our website: www.hadefpartners.com