BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates is proud to have been named Regional Law Firm of the Year at the annual Law.com Legal Week Middle East Legal Awards.
BSA is noted as having “An impressive regional footprint in the Middle East, which offers a full service to its clients, delivering excellence each time”. The judges took into consideration BSA’s impressive flagship deals from the past 12 months including:
- Advising on the acquisition of InstaShop by Delivery Hero, to date the third largest tech/M&A deal in terms of value in the Middle East.
- Setting up a German Usufruct Fund; the first and only such fund to be set up in the UAE.
- Advising Siraj Finance PJSC on the acquisition of Al Hilal Takaful PJSC, the first acquisition in the UAE of a Takaful company by a non-insurance entity.
As part of the achievement, BSA were also pleased to be recognised for their diverse CSR activities including pro-bono legal clinics for SMEs, nurturing and encouraging the UAE start-up ecosystem as well as their continued partnership with the DIFC Fin Tech Hive, an incubator accelerator for FinTech companies.
Upon receipt of this prestigious award, Managing Partner at BSA, Jimmy Haoula said, “This year has been unusual and difficult for many but has been truly great to see our team working hard and ensuring the same high-quality service for our clients, while advising on some of the region’s most exciting and innovative deals. I am proud of the strides BSA have taken over the past 12 months, leading to us being named Regional Law Firm of the Year.”
BSA – Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP was founded in Dubai in 2001. Now headquartered in DIFC and with offices around the Middle East, BSA is now one of the region’s most prominent, full-service law firms with 9 offices across 5 countries. Their diverse team of 150 lawyers are 35 different cultural backgrounds and can speak 22 languages. They are proud to be market leaders in new and evolving sectors, partnering with clients towards a sustainable, progressive future. More than just a law firm, BSA are connective; sparking collaboration, creating synergy and driving change. Established for 20 years, BSA are expanding organically, nourishing their talent and investing in their people. Trusted counsellors, BSA provide flexibility, strength of expertise, dynamic fee structures and a focus on personal relationships. Their clients receive clear advice with strategic recommendations including any potential risks directly contributing to the success of their latest challenge. They apply this ethos to all they do, from working with grassroot start-ups to multinational corporations, from pro bono legal clinics to their employee programmes, BSA truly understand the importance of a holistic approach.