Shipping & Maritime

Our Shipping & Maritime department is adept at drafting, negotiating and advising clients on matters related to transportation of cargo through marine vessels. We aim to provide advice and counselling to our shipping clients on both contentious and non-contentious matters within the UAE and the region and also under foreign law where necessary.

Real Estate & Property

Our real estate practice provides a range of residential and commercial real estate services across the UAE. Our team’s expertise in real estate related matters include vast array of specialized areas such as real estate litigation, landlord and tenant disputes, due diligence on acquisitions, ongoing and closeout issues for real estate projects and advisory services on funds and REITs.

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Abdo Rafiq & Partners is equipped with a highly qualified, experienced and specialized team of lawyers with expertise in all of the UAE Courts. The firm has extensive civil, criminal and commercial litigation experience in the UAE as well as private dispute resolution forums in the UAE and elsewhere.


Abdo Rafiq & Partners has a strong employment law practice providing current, practical and well-structured advice in relation to all employment related matters. Our clients include a large number of multinationals, listed and government owned entities, local companies and individuals.


Our corporate department is a key component of our practice, we have expertise in all areas including corporate structuring, investment, mergers & acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, joint ventures, corporate reorganizations and regulatory advice. Our team is commercially oriented with multidisciplinary skills and is dedicated to delivering results for our clients.


Our commercial law practice includes drafting, negotiating and advising on commercial contracts, compliance with licensing regulation, sale of goods and services, joint ventures, commercial agencies agreements, franchise and distribution agreements and intellectual property matters including safeguarding business interests for our international clients with investment coming into the GCC markets.

Business Continuity

Abdo Rafiq & Partners Limited provides a range of business and legal services continuity products including consultancy and advocacy through our unique approach.

Banking & Finance

Abdo Rafiq & Partners has an in-depth knowledge of Banking & Finance in the Middle East, more specifically in the UAE, ADGM and the DIFC, having practiced in this field and region for a significant number of years. We regularly advise clients including banks and international companies on their operations and activities in the finance sector in the UAE.

Private Client

Our private client team is multi-jurisdictional and we have multilingual lawyers combining international experience & qualifications with in-depth regional knowledge and understanding of local laws. We are experienced in meeting the needs of both local and international private clients and we provide creative solutions for individuals and families.


Abdo Rafiq & Partners provides a variety of immigration services including legal advice and assistance relating to Citizenship by Investment, Residency by Investment or Immigration by Investment.

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