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Hashem AlAidarous



T : +971 4 282 8000 (Dubai)

T : +971 2 643 9222 ( Abu Dhabi)

Hashem AlAidarous is a Partner at ALAIDAROUS Advocates & Legal Consultants. Hashem is a dual-qualified Lawyer, admitted as an Australian Lawyer by the Supreme Court of Queensland and admitted as an Emirati Lawyer by the UAE Ministry of Justice. He is registered with the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department, Abu Dhabi Judicial Department and DIFC Courts. Hashem passed the New York bar exam for the purposes of qualifying as an attorney in New York state.

Hashem offers the firm’s clients a significant advantage in their business-critical litigation and arbitration disputes. He conducts advocacy in both Arabic and English and is noted for his grasp of both civil law and common law issues across many practice areas and a wide range of industry.

Qualifications and Professional Bodies


  • Rights of audience before UAE courts;

  • Admitted as an Australian lawyer by the Supreme Court of Queensland;

  • Admitted as an Emirati lawyer by the UAE Ministry of Justice;

  • Registered with the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department;

  • Registered with Abu Dhabi Judicial Department;

  • Registered with DIFC Courts; and

  • New York bar exam.


  • Master’s degree in International Corporate and Commercial Law (LLM, King’s College London, UK);
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP, Queensland University of Technology, Australia);
  • Certificate in Legal Practice (UAE Institute of Training and Judicial Studies);
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB, The University of Queensland, Australia);


  • Arabic – Native
  • English – Fluent


Hashem is specialized in international and domestic commercial arbitration as well as complex litigation before UAE Courts. Hashem’s experience includes working in private practice and in-house legal departments in the areas of Civil and Commercial Litigation; Construction and Engineering Disputes; International Commercial Arbitration; Corporate and Commercial Law.


Before joining the Firm, Hashem worked as a in-house counsel in one of the top government-owned corporates. He has served as a board member at a UAE-based public joint stock company and a foreign company. Hashem,also, trained in international law firms.

Publications and Insights

  • ‘Is international arbitration a judicial or a contractual creature?’

  • ‘Is it is too easy for parent companies to escape liability for the obligations of their subsidiaries, and if so, what can be done to prevent this?’

  • ‘Practical consequences of characterising soft law instruments as ‘law’.’

  • ‘Financing of international trade: performance guarantee & letter of credit.’


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Dubai Office

Oberoi Centre, 13th Floor,
Marasi Drive, Business Bay,
P.O. Box 33299, Dubai,
United Arab Emirates

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Tel : +971 4 2828 000
Fax : +971 4 2828 011
Email: [email protected]

Abu Dhabi Office

Abdullah Al Mulla Building,
M02, 39 Hameem Street,
Al Nahyan Area, P.O. Box 71284,
Abu Dhabi,United Arab Emirates

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Tel : +971 2 6439 222
Fax : +971 2 6439 229
Email: [email protected]