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Kavitha Panicker Esq.
Managing Senior Legal Consultant
Mrs. KAVITHA S. PANICKER Esq. is the Managing Senior Legal Consultant - Active in Dubai since 2000. Adv. Panicker advises on a full range of legal matters in the U.A.E. and around the world, and maint...
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Managing Senior Legal Consultant
Mrs. KAVITHA S. PANICKER Esq. is the Managing Senior Legal Consultant - Active in Dubai since 2000. Adv. Panicker advises on a full range of legal matters in the U.A.E. and around the world, and maintains close connection with regional associates and affiliates. With more than 16 years in the legal field, she has gained extensive experience in varied arenas of practice such as International Law, Corporate law, Commercial Law, and Real Estate Law, all of which has allowed her to succeed professionally representing either local and expat clients, and gaining the trust and loyalty of her clients.

Adv. Panicker not only successfully manages a team of Senior and Junior lawyers, from diverse nationalities, such as India, Pakistan, Egypt, Sudan, Jordan, Iran, Russia, France, United States, Spain and Argentina, but also she is an active member of different professional institutions, namely, IBA (International Bar Association), IBPC (Indian Business & Professional Council), ICC (International Chamber of Commerce), DIAC (Dubai International Arbitration Center), ADCCAC (Abu Dhabi Commercial, Conciliation & Arbitration Center), DIFC (Dubai Financial Center) & recently becoming a member of the Ajman Commercial, Conciliation and Arbitration Center.

Adv. Panicker has contributed extensively to the legal profession being interviewed as an expert in her field in many articles giving her legal opinion regarding different emerging issues which were published in various local newspapers such as the Gulf News, “Drawing the line of Facebook’s content policy” published on February 27, 2009; The National newspaper, “Dismissals keep lawyers busy” published on May 4, 2009; and, recently in the Express Newspaper, “Property Grab: Nightmare for Indian Expats” published on January 17, 2013. She has also contributed to the “Anti-Corruption Regulation 2009” law book published by Law Business Research Ltd, 2009 in its UAE section, and the “World Justice Project report: The WJP Rule of Law Index” published by the World Justice Project since 2011 in its UAE chapter.

Adv. Panicker holds an LLM in International Law from the Kerala University, Government Law College, India, and a BA-LLB in English Literature, Political Science and History with specialization in Criminology from the Barkatullah University, India.

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Mahdi Al Safar Esq.
Senior Associate Lawyer
Mr. Mahdi Al Safar Esq. holds the title of a Senior Associate Lawyer at the Firm. He brings with him many years of experience in the legal field. He has been practicing law since the year of 1986 and ...
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Senior Associate Lawyer
Mr. Mahdi Al Safar Esq. holds the title of a Senior Associate Lawyer at the Firm. He brings with him many years of experience in the legal field. He has been practicing law since the year of 1986 and specializes in criminal and family matters. He has also worked with the Mashreq Bank for a period of three years from 1983 to 1986 and is skilled at the banking procedures and the legal issues related to banking and finance.

Academic Qualifications
1. LLB from the University of United Arab Emirates.
2. Certificate course in the General Principles of Banking from the Emirates Institute of Bank and Financial Studies.
3. Certificate course in Supervisory Administration from the Emirates Institute of Bank and Financial Studies.
4. Certificate course in Finance of International Trade from the Emirates Institute of Bank and Financial Studies.
5. Certificate course in Real Estate Regulatory Agency from the Academy of Administration and Real Estate.

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Abdulrahman Ahmad Abdullah Esq.
Senior Associate Lawyer
Abdulrahman is a part of our legal team at the firm and holds the position of a Senior Associate Lawyer. He has wide experience in practicing law which is highly valued by our firm. He has worked with...
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Senior Associate Lawyer
Abdulrahman is a part of our legal team at the firm and holds the position of a Senior Associate Lawyer. He has wide experience in practicing law which is highly valued by our firm. He has worked with the Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority wherein his services were instrumental in developing the legal processes for the Authority, streamlining all aspects of the registration and licensing processes and the creation of new business units. He has been awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the Free Zone in recognition of his work. Abdulrahman is also responsible for pioneering the drafting of the rules, regulations, and processes for the Free Zone Company and Free Zone Establishment types of companies.

Abdulrahman is registered and licensed as legal practitioner before all UAE Courts and DIFC Court. During his three decades in the law profession, he has worked as Legal Advisor and Legal Registrar for various Government organizations such as the Dubai Aviation City Corporation Authority, Dubai Metals & Commodities Centre, Dubai Technologies Electric Commerce & Media (TECOM), and Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai Humanitarian City.

Academic Qualifications
1. M.Phil from Exeter University, United Kingdom.
2. PhD from Exeter University, United Kingdom.
3. Masters in Law from Exeter University, United Kingdom.
4. Bachelors in Law from Exeter University, United Kingdom.

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Alena Parker esq.
Senior Consultant
Alena holds a position of a Senior Consultant in our team at the firm. She is an expert in handling Arbitration as well as the DIFC Court cases and exhibits exceptional skills regarding analyzing and ...
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Senior Consultant
Alena holds a position of a Senior Consultant in our team at the firm. She is an expert in handling Arbitration as well as the DIFC Court cases and exhibits exceptional skills regarding analyzing and reviewing cases and ensures that each client receives the best legal advice and outcome of the matter in question. She also works with the Group of clients assisting them by identifying the relevant legal points in their matters, advises them accordingly and indeed follows it up to the conclusion of the matter. She advises the Firm’s lawyers and presents expert opinions that would guide them in a proper way of handling a case in court and before the arbitration tribunals. Apart from this, her extensive travel and work experiences which have taken her to different countries around the world have inspired her to have diverse and a rich cultural understanding and it enables her to put her expertise in appropriate context for the advantage of our culturally diversed clientele. She also has excellent organizational and leadership skills.

Academic Qualifications
1. Bachelor’s degree in Law from University of London, UK.
2. Master’s degree in Law from the University of Westminster Law School, London, UK.
3. Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC) from the University of Westminster Law School, London, UK.
4. Certificate in Islamic Finance from Chartered Institute for Security & Investment, Dubai - UAE.

Articles written

Scope of Copyright Protection
18 Jun 2007

Fair Use - An Exception to Copyright
23 Mar 2007

Copyright - Infringements and Remedies
25 Feb 2005

Dissolution of a Company Incorporated in UAE
04 Apr 2013

Creditor's Rights During Liquidation
30 May 2013

Liquor License in Dubai
10 Jun 2013


To contact Alena Parker esq. call on +971 4 4221944
Feras Dekey Esq.
Legal Consultant
Mr. Feras Dekey holds the position of a Legal Consultant in our team at the Firm. He is practicing law since 2003 in Syria as Senior Lawyer managing and running his own law firm. He deals with all civ...
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Legal Consultant
Mr. Feras Dekey holds the position of a Legal Consultant in our team at the Firm. He is practicing law since 2003 in Syria as Senior Lawyer managing and running his own law firm. He deals with all civil and commercial matters and specializes in Insurance, Banking, Property and General Trading matters. As a legal consultant at our firm, he attends court proceedings, participates in out of court settlements through negotiations, provides legal advice in the matters of his expertise and supervises the work of junior legal assistants and consultants. His expertise is also observed in drawing contracts and legal documents and also in analyzing legal documents.
He is a registered member with the Syrian Bar and is also an active member of the Red Crescent Organization. He is fluent in English and Arabic.

Academic Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LL.B.) from the University of Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria.

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