Global Advocacy & Legal Counsel Announces their 2023 New & Emerging Leaders

A leading Middle Eastern law firm, Global Advocacy and Legal Counsel established in 2002, with offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Muscat, Amman, and Ras Al Khaimah has promoted two Partners, two Legal Directors, and one Senior Associate.

Patric McGonigal, Partner – Patric has over 25 years’ experience and is a dual qualified barrister (Ireland, non-practicing) and solicitor (England & Wales), experienced in a broad range of commercial, international trade, energy, construction & infrastructure, anti-bribery & corruption, shipping & insurance disputes. He has genuine multi-jurisdictional and multi-cultural experience, having practiced for over a decade in London and over seventeen years in the key arbitral jurisdictions in Asia and the UAE.

Hana Al Khatib – Partner, Hana has over 13 years of experience and the focus of her practice is in litigation, arbitration, and general advisory services, with focus on employment, commercial agencies, and commercial related matters, skillfully guiding clients through various civil and commercial litigation matters and has acted on several high-profile, high-value cases in the UAE.

Abdelsalam Awad, Legal Director – Abdelsalam has over 27 years of experience in civil and commercial litigation. Abdelsalam has a focus on complex civil and commercial disputes and is praised by his clients for attention to detail and focused approach. With his wealth of knowledge and dedication to the legal field, he remains a trusted professional, ready to provide comprehensive legal counsel and support to clients.

Amjad Al Jandali, Legal Director – Amjad has over 26 years of legal experience and has spent 9 years practicing law in the UAE and 17 years in Jordan. Amjad’s expertise spans various legal domains, with a particular focus on litigation and arbitration. He excels in recognizing and annulling arbitration awards before onshore courts and adeptly enforces these awards as well as handling complex bankruptcy cases. Demonstrating versatility, his practice encompasses both contentious and non-contentious matters, making him an invaluable asset in navigating complex legal issues.

Ayman Ibrahim, Senior Associate – Ayman has over 16 years of experience. He has outstanding experience in Civil & commercial Law, Intellectual Property Rights Laws, labour law and Criminal Law. He is praised by his client for his commitment and innovative problem-solving approach.

Our promoted lawyers each contribute specialized expertise in various practice areas, across our offices. Their proficiency, combined with their international experience, will significantly support our clients in their ongoing pursuit of achieving their business goals.