For however long we have been a part of the region’s past, for however deeply we are involved in its present, we have always been a part of building its future.

Ziad Abdullah Galadari

Chairman's Message

For the past 35 years, Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants has grown steadily in step with our nation’s growth and development.

It is an honour and a privilege to continue pursuing our vision of service to the country and advancement of the legal profession in the United Arab Emirates through the provision of high-quality advocacy and legal consultancy services. It is this vision that has guided our growth over the decades and with it we look to continue building the future.

During the past decade, our firm has adapted to a rapidly changing legal landscape across the Middle East region, adjusting to our clients’ needs and the ever-increasing cross-border work, on both contentious and non-contentious matters. The firm has grown steadily, with a new office opening recently in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), and team growth with the addition of more international and local lawyers with experience in the core practice areas and industries for which our clients rely upon us heavily.

In particular, we continue to grow our corporate, finance, restructuring, dispute resolution, financial crime and litigation capabilities in response to the market’s growing needs.

The firm’s commitment to growth and further strengthening of our core practices are surpassing our clients’ expectations in many ways.

Galadari recently won Corporate Team of the Year by the Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards, in recognition of our firm’s outstanding work advising the Government of Umm Al Quwain on a landmark 25 billion AED joint venture and real estate development project, as well as related regulatory matters.

Galadari’s support and involvement on this historic deal aligns with our vision and mission of helping to advance the nation’s development with an eye to long-term future growth, and we continue to advise on other similar projects across the country. While the firm has historically been well-reputed for strong litigation and alternative dispute resolution practices, this latest award demonstrates the stature of work that our lawyers do on transactional and non-contentious matters.

Thanks to our full-service capabilities and our long-term vision and approach, we offer our clients a comprehensive approach to successfully advancing their interests, rather than merely executing one transaction or resolving an isolated issue. We look forward to continuing our growth as the nation embarks on new adventures, and we thank our clients and team for being a key part of our success.

Ziad Galadari
Chairman since 1983