Global Advocates, one of the leading regional law firms in the Middle East, with offices in the UAE, Oman, and Jordan, has recently appointed Murad Abida as its Regional Co-Managing Partner. Murad was earlier associated with the firm as a Partner and a Regional Head of Corporate and Commercial as well as the Head of the firm’s Jordan Office.
Global Advocates has advised on some of the region’s most complex legal cases and projects including, the NMC group financial restructuring, the Arabtec insolvency, drafting important laws and legislations, and a plethora of other interesting legal projects within the SME sector. Commenting on the appointment, Ali Al Hashimi, Regional Managing Partner said, “It gives me great pleasure to have Murad working alongside myself to lead, develop and grow our firm across our offices. Murad brings with him a wealth of long and outstanding experience which will further enhance the growth of our practice areas, empower the skills of our team, and add tremendous value to all our clients”.
Murad has over 25 years of experience, in multiple practice areas of the law, including corporate advisory, corporate finance, M&A, private equity restructuring and insolvency, banking and finance, and tax. Before joining Global, Murad held various other positions during his 20 years in Dubai including Head of Corporate Group at one of the leading UAE law firms, as well as the Regional Head of Corporate for the Middle East at a leading international law firm. With both legal and accounting qualifications (American Certified Public Accounting Examination – CPA), Murad serves his clients with an excellent combination of legal expertise coupled with business acumen and financial analysis capabilities.
Murad commented, “I am honoured and privileged to have been offered this opportunity to work with Global and it’s amazing 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, is instrumental in the firm’s growth and development and has done a commendable job managing the firm since its establishment. I’m excited to join Ali and our Global Partners in this journey working alongside them for the future growth of our firm and expansion of our network of offices and practice areas.
Global Advocates, has scaled the growth trajectory over the past years and as a result the firm has expanded into Oman and Jordan. Internationally licensed, experienced, and educated, the firm’s team has gathered a wealth of knowledge from around the globe, including the UAE, US, UK, Australia, Italy, Germany, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and India. Global Advocates is permitted to practice local law in each of the jurisdictions in which it operates in, and its team of highly skilled and experienced advocates and legal consultants have rights of audience before the local courts, including the Dubai International Financial Centre and Abu Dhabi Global Market Courts in the UAE.