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Eli Hyder - Managing Partner

Eli Hyder is a senior corporate lawyer with 18+ years of diversified international work experience providing in-depth business & legal advice with emphasis on commercial transactions. He specializes in corporate reorganization, private placement, risk management, strategic planning, deal structuring & contract negotiation. He has advised on mergers, joint-ventures, cross-border acquisitions and corporate restructuring for international clients (including, development, real estate, logistics & trading, construction and financial services) on local and regional laws, free zones and offshore jurisdictions. He also has extensive wide-ranging international commercial real estate experience covering all aspects of property sales and purchases, property developments and lettings.

Eli is a graduate of Bond University School of Law in Australia and has also studied Pharmacy at The University of Sydney. He also holds an MBA from California University, a Public International Law Certificate from The Hague Academy of International Law and a Management Certificate from Cornell University. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in the UK (CIArb), the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) and the Law Society of NSW in Australia.

 

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Fara Mohamad – Associate Consultant

Fara Mohammad is a senior lawyer and specialist consultant in Islamic finance and has extensive experience in Islamic finance. She focuses on all types of Islamic financial products covering a wide range of asset, investment classes and industrial sectors, of which several transactions have been named “Deal of the Year” by leading industry journals.Fara has been involved in the development of Islamic finance products for many global financial institutions, has considerable experience with respect to the establishment of international funds and sukuk and has advised on the establishment of Shariah compliant entities in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. She previously worked in Norton Rose LLP (London), Zaid Ibrahim & Co (Malaysia) and Shearn Delamore & Co (Malaysia).

Fara has also been named as one of the leading lawyers in Banking and Finance by leading journals and has written articles and spoken at international conferences on Islamic finance. She graduated from the University of Tasmania (LLB), Strathclyde Graduate Business School (MBA) and is a holder of the diploma in Islamic Finance (CIMA). She is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and in Malaysia.

 

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Rami Kiwan - Associate Consultant

Rami is a corporate and real estate lawyer with extensive expertise in providing advice on civil, criminal and commercial litigation. His experience includes cases involving expert evidence and cross-jurisdictional co-ordination with an emphasis on the GCC region. Rami’s practice includes advising on M&A transactions, joint ventures, corporate governance, business structuring and reorganization.Rami has advised on a number of large initial public offerings and associated due diligence processes within the GCC area. In addition, Rami advises on all areas of property and contract law, including the negotiation and documentation of property acquisitions and disposals. Rami holds an LLB from the Lebanese University, and was admitted to the Beirut Bar Association in 2003.

 

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Khaled Hasna - Associate Consultant

Khaled is a Legal Consultant at the firm specialising in all litigation and court procedures. He also specializes in Property, Civil, Commercial, Personal Status Law, Labor, and Tenancy Law. He has been practicing with other major Dubai firms and the Dubai Courts for more than 10 years. Since joining Bond Lawyers, he has handled a lot of civil & commercial cases and services local and international clients by assisting with all court procedures in coordination with local advocates. His exceptional understanding of the principals of Civil Code enables him to provide clients with legal opinions on the proper interpretation and application of the law provisions.Khaled holds a Bachelor of Laws from Lebanese University in Beirut.

 

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Sami Hammoud – Associate Consultant

Sami worked as an attorney and legal consultant and provided legal services to international and local clients in corporate and transactional law, business law, international commercial law, intellectual property, criminal law, real estate, taxation, media, labor law and litigation. He has over 9 years of experience in general corporate commercial matters with special focus on information technology, intellectual property, telecommunications and commercial contracts.Sami regularly advises major local and international corporate clients on their general legal requirements. He also advises on franchising and commercial agency as well as varied technology, communications and media related contracts. Sami graduated with an LLB from the Sagesse University in Beirut Lebanon and was admitted to the Beirut Bar Association in March 2004.

 

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Abhinav Lohia - Associate Consultant

Abhinav Lohia is a dual qualified attorney, licensed to practice in New York, USA and India. He has practiced corporate and intellectual property law in New Delhi, India. Before moving to the USA and Davies and Associates head office in New York, where he specialised in Investor and Immigration Law. Abhinav manages additional representation by outside professionals including but not limited to International Tax Attorneys, Financial Advisors and Accountants to create and implement efficient cross border corporate and tax strategies for the clients in addition to representing their immigration needs. Abhinav is fluent in English and Hindi and holds a Masters of Law (L.L.M) from the George Washington University School of Law, Washington D.C.

 

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Parkins Burger - Associate Consultant

Parkins is an American attorney licensed to practice since 2005. In addition to his experience in the US, he practiced in the real estate arm of one of the largest Dubai based private equity firms from 2008 to 2010. Parkins currently focuses on representing both private individuals and companies in international corporate law, outside general counsel matters and US immigration law, specifically US investor visas. Parkins routinely aids clients in corporate governance, corporate and financial transactions and business formation matters as well as cross border M&A and joint ventures. Parkins holds a BA form Oberlin College and a JD form Temple University School of Law.

 

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Guerassim Daskalov - Consultant – Sports Management

Guerassim Daskalov is the Managing Director and co-owner of SPOCS Emirates, an international Sports Consulting Agency based in Germany which has also set up its UAE branch and recently partnered up with Bond Lawyers. Guerassim has an extensive experience in Sports & Leisure and Health & Wellbeing. His experience provides Bond Lawyers’ clients valuable counsel and advice in all operating areas of the Sports industry. Guerassim holds a Master’s Degree from National Sports Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria. He is currently the Vice President of Bulgarian Business Council in the UAE and he is also an official FIFA players’ agent licensed by Bulgarian Football Union.

 

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Heth Grillet - Executive Office Manager

Heth Grillet is the Executive Office Manager of Bond Lawyers. She is responsible of the day-to-day operation and management of the office, including financial, non-legal staff, space and facilities management, and communication with the legal team. She also serves as an Executive Assistant to the Managing Partner Prior to Bond Lawyers, Heth worked in the hospitality industry for 8 years. She brings her wide experience in events and customer service to the firm. She had worked in Le Meridien and Capital Club in Dubai. Heth received a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the University of Perpetual Help System in Philippines.