Hadef boosts Dubai partnership with four internal promotions

UAE law firm Hadef & Partners has promoted four lawyers to its partnership, all in its Dubai office.

Engineering and construction head Anthony Edwards, disputes lawyer Adrian Chadwick, banking and finance lawyer Valeria Lysenko and corporate expert Barton Hoggard have all made the grade.

Having begun his career at Pinsent Masons legacy firm Masons, Edwards was a partner at DJ Freeman and McGrigors prior to joining Hadef. With 35 years’ of construction experience, he is also an advocate in the DIFC Courts and a panel arbitrator at DIAC.

Chadwick, who joined Hadef three years ago, has 25 years’ experience of handling shipping and international trade matters while Lysenko’s practice focuses on project finance. Hoggard is experienced in managing local and cross-border transactions.

Hadef’s Dubai managing partner Sadiq Jafar said: “Anthony, Adrian, Valeria and Barton have each made significant contributions to the success of the firm in recent years. Each has considerable experience of complex matters and transactions and solid experience in the UAE. Our clients have been particularly impressed with the value delivered by these four new partners. The appointments position our firm for future growth in areas of strength for our firm.”

The promotions increase Hadef’s partner headcount to 18 out of a total of 75 lawyers.