Award-winning firm’s (company) leader Mr. Hassan Elhais says the move is in recognition of the legal needs of the growing number of Chinese citizens residing in the UAE.
“The number of Chinese nationals who live in the UAE has been steadily growing and the population now accounts for a significant portion of the total number of residents.
“As one of the country’s elite law firms, Al Rowaad Advocates conducts a lot of its work for international clients and across multiple jurisdictions; in fact, 98 percent of our clients are expatriate. While we already offered versions of our website in English, Arabic, Russian and French, we are delighted to be able to extend the numerous resources on our extensive website to a new linguistic group.”
Citing embassy figures, BQ magazine estimated there were 200,000 Chinese nationals living in the UAE in 2015 a total that is almost double the number of British citizens. Officials also tallied 450,000 Chinese visitors entering the country in the same year.
Mr Elhais says for those in need of legal expertise, where matters can be of extreme sensitivity, it is vital clients can access information in the language that they are most conversant with.
“The legal process can be, at times, an overwhelming one particularly in a foreign country and foreign language. We have a number of staff members who are fluent in Mandarin and we are able to provide an exceptional legal service to clients with such requirements.”
Almost full content of the existing expansive website, which features a suite of articles on all areas of the firm’s legal expertise including Arbitration, Banking, Business Civil, Criminal, Family, Inheritance, Maritime and Property laws will be available to the firm’s Chinese-speaking clients. The website will be published in Mandarin, the primary language spoken in China. There are almost 1 billion native Mandarin speakers around the world.
Mr. Elhais says his firm is able to provide legal services for Chinese nationals both inside and outside of the country, particularly in the area of business law.
“Our firm has advised many of the top companies in the UAE on regulatory business matters and has years of institutional knowledge about how to set up and operate a successful business inside the country.”
Al Rowaad Advocates & Legal Consultants
With offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, Al Rowaad Advocates & Legal Consultants (alrowaad.ae | awf.ae) was established in 2003.
We have a team of more than 20 staff specializing in a range of different areas of law, with strengths in labour law, corporate and commercial law, banking law, maritime and transport law, litigation and arbitration, and real estate law. Our staff speak a combined 8 different languages and we have clients from across the breadth of the globe.
We are exclusive members of the global alliance of independent law firms, TAGlaw. As a TAGLaw member, we ensure the criterions of quality, reliability, and excellence in all aspects with an unfailing standard of competence. Through the TAG Alliance, we can provide our clients with unparalleled access to approximately 17,000 professionals in 280 member firms, and 590 offices in over 100 countries.
Al Rowaad Avocates & Legal Associates are:
- The official law firm of the Consulate of France;
- Winners of the Professional Sector Network Legal Consultant of the Year 2016 award;
- Winners of Acquisition International's UAE Leading Adviser of the Year 2016 award;
- Have a client base of more than 12,000;
“OUR MISSION: to address the array of legal challenges companies and individuals may encounter in achieving their business and personal goals. Our commitment has brought together local experience and international service standards. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of legal services to meet our clients needs and ensure a timely, transparent and successful litigation process.” Mrs. Awatif Khouri.
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