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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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Gustavo Adolfo Calles Castro Esq.
Senior Consultant
Gustavo is a Senior Consultant at the firm. He is an accomplished and competent Spanish lawyer with over 15 years of experience and is skilled in various areas of law including commercial and private ...
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Senior Consultant
Gustavo is a Senior Consultant at the firm. He is an accomplished and competent Spanish lawyer with over 15 years of experience and is skilled in various areas of law including commercial and private contracts, companies, insurance, medical negligence, violence against women and criminal matters, mediation and conflict resolutions. Also, his negotiating skills are admired by many. His fluency in Spanish, English, Portuguese and Gallego is an asset to our firm.

Academic qualifications
1. Masters in International Trade and International Negotiation, IMAFE, Madrid, Spain
2. Law Degree University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain and University of A Coruña, Spain

Achievements
1. Professor of the Master's in Law in University of Santiago de Compostela for the Law Society of Lugo, Spain.
2. Legal conference about the Reform of the Penal Code organized by University of Santiago de Compostela and the Law Society of Lugo, Spain.
3. Legal conference on the Galician Civil law, Law Society of Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
4. Professor/Lecture in the Course on the application of Construction Law at Lugo Insurance College.
5. Corporal in the Marine Corps with the Spanish Navy (Overseeing al Legal Matters).
6. Conference on the new Spanish legal code and judicial process, Galician School of Public Administration and University of Carlos III, Madrid, Spain.
7. IV Legal conference on the current judicial issues and social debate organized by the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
8. University radio commentator at “Radio Medellín” based at the university premises of San Martín Pinario, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Other Courses
1. Legal English Course ISDE (High Institute of Law & Economics), Madrid, Spain
2. Successful Negotiation: Essential Strategies and Skills, University of Michigan, Greater Detroit Area, USA
3. Property and Liability: Introduction to Law and Economics, Wesleyan University, Connecticut, USA
4. Sports Law Course: The Academy Foundation Of Valencia Football Club, Valencia, Spain


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la posibilidad de abortar por razones medicas segun la actual regulacion espanola
31 Jul 2013


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