Global Advocacy and Legal Counsel

Global Advocacy and Legal Counsel is a leading UAE law firm. Established in 2003, we have offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai and provide local, regional and international clients with a full business law service.

As a local law firm, our team of highly skilled and experienced advocates and legal consultants are permitted to appear before all courts of the UAE and the Dubai International Financial Centre. Internationally licensed, experienced and educated, our diverse team combine a wealth of knowledge from around the globe, including the UAE, US, UK, Australia, Italy, Greece, Germany, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and India.

Our clients depend on our comprehensive understanding of local law and in-depth knowledge of the region’s legal systems. They are assured of consistently receiving the very highest quality service. Most importantly, they trust that we will always provide tailored advice to meet their business goals and find the most commercial legal solutions to the challenges they face.

Represented by:

Mr. Ali Al Hashimi
Managing Partner


  • BA, Dubai Police College (UAE), 1996
  • LLM, Banking & Finance Law, Boston University (USA), 2005


  • Arabic
  • English
  • Urdu (spoken)


Ali Al Hashimi is the Managing Partner of Global Advocacy and Legal Counsel. One of the country’s most respected litigators, Ali has over 17 years’ experience of civil and commercial dispute resolution in the UAE.

Ali has a deep understanding of the financial markets and sectors in the Gulf region and how the interplay of global financial markets can affect business transactions in the UAE.

His extensive experience includes advising local, regional and international clients on a range of banking, Islamic finance, securities, construction, real estate and corporate matters.

Ali is licensed to appear before all Courts of the UAE, including the Federal Supreme Court and the DIFC Courts and possesses a superior knowledge of the civil, shari’ah and common law systems.

Professional memberships, publications and speaking engagements

Ali is regularly invited to speak as an expert at conferences and a contributor to panel discussions. He has published a number of articles and provides legal commentary and opinions in newspapers and magazines.

Ali is a member of the DFSA’s Financial Markets Tribunal, a member of the DIFCA Legislation Committee (LegCo) and a former member of the DIFC and Court Users Committees.