DIFC

Register Of Will Draftsmen

A list of lawyers who meet the minimum standards of competency for drafting DIFC wills.

Becoming Registered

Pursuant to the Practice Direction issued by the Dispute Resolution Authority on the 9th of February 2016 (known as PD 1/2016) all lawyers advising on the drafting and registration of DIFC Wills must be registered with the DIFC Wills and Probate Registry (the ‘Registry’). That Practice Direction sets out the requirements for registration. Those persons seeking listing as a Registered Will Draftsman should contact the Registry for further details. To support those lawyers who wish to be listed but lack the requisite knowledge of, and/or experience in drafting DIFC Wills the Registry in conjunction with the Dispute Resolution Authority’s Academy of Law offers training courses (for further information, contact us at this link).


The Register of Will Draftsmen

Will Draftsmen Employer
Name Date of Registration Dubai
LAD
Registered
Name Address Contact This Draftsman
Tasleem Sayani 1st Jun 2016 Yes James Berry & Associates

304, API World Tower,
Sheikh Zayed Road
P.O. Box 52294
Dubai, UAE

T: + 971 433 17552
F: + 971 433 17553
W: www.jamesberrylaw.com
Cynthia Trench 1st Jun 2016 Yes Trench & Associates

2nd Floor
Union National Bank Building
Khalid Bin Al Waleed Road
PO Box 21832
Dubai, UAE

T: +971 4 355 3146
F: +971 4 355 3106
W: www.trenchlaw.com
Yann Mrazek 1st Jun 2016 Yes M/ Advocates of Law

Office 13,
Al Gurg Tower 3
Baniyas Road,
Rigga Al Buteen
PO Box 186549
Dubai, UAE

T: +971 4 295 5737
W: www.m-hq.com/
Kaviraj Patel 1st Jun 2016 Yes Gardi & Associates

Office 301,
99 Oud MehtaAl Gurg Building
2nd Street, Near Al Nasr Club
Oud Mehta
P.O. Box 22489
Dubai, UAE

T: +971 4 370 9447
F: +971 4 370 9448
W: www.gardilegal.com/
Alastair Glover 1st Jun 2016 Yes Trowers & Hamlins LLP

BurJuman Business Tower Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road (Trade Centre Road) ,PO Box 23092 Dubai, UAE

T: +971 4 351 9201
F: +971 4 351 9205
W: www.trowers.com
Andrew Lyons 1st Jun 2016 Yes Davidson & Co. Legal Consultants

Office Suite 504 Shangri La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road PO Box 34002 Dubai, UAE

T: +971 4 343 8897
F: +971 4 343 8879
W: www.davidsoncolaw.com
Badi Fattah 1st Jun 2016 Yes Nasser Malalla Advocates & Legal Consultants

Office 803 ACICO Business Park Sheikh Rashid Road Dubai, UAE

T: +971 4 311 6588
F: +971 4 332 8810
W: www.nmlaw.ae
Mushtaq Ahmad Jan 1st Jun 2016 No Legal Inz

Office 1801 Creative Tower Fujairah,   UAE T: 80053425 (800 Legal)

T: 80053425 (800 Legal)
W: www.legalinz.com/wills-for-uae-expats/
Ruksana Ellahi 1st Jun 2016 Yes Al Tamimi & Company Advocates and Legal Consultants

The Maze Tower 15th Floor Sheikh Zayed Road PO Box 9275 Dubai, UAE

T: +971 4 331 7161
F: +971 4 331 3089
W: www.tamimi.com
Nida Chaudhry 1st Jun 2016 Yes TWS Legal Consultants

Office Suite 3307 – 3308 I 33rd Floor I Oaks Liwa Heights Tower

Cluster W I Jumeirah Lakes Towers

Dubai UAE | P.O. Box 17317.

T: +971 4 448 4284
F: + 971 4 448 4285
W: www.twslegal.ae
Farakh Ahmad 1st Jun 2016 Yes TWS Legal Consultants

Office Suite 3307 – 3308 I 33rd Floor I Oaks Liwa Heights Tower

Cluster W I Jumeirah Lakes Towers

Dubai UAE | P.O. Box 17317.

T: +971 4 448 4284
F: + 971 4 448 4285
W: www.twslegal.ae
Charles Cuthbert 1st Jun 2016 Yes Everys Legal Consultancy

Office 2501, The Fairmont Sheikh Zayed Road  PO Box 73310, Dubai UAE

T: +971 4 311 6546
F: +971 4 332 8810
W: www.everys.ae
Diana Hamade 1st Jun 2016 Yes IALS

Maze Tower, office 603

T: +971 4 284 4733
F: +971 4 284 4663
W: www.ialsblog.com
Karteekka Tyaggi 1st Jun 2016 No Legum Amicuss

Suite 723, Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE

T: +971 4 312 4315
F: +971 4 312 4316
W: www.legumamicuss.com
Helene Mathieu 7th Jun 2016 Yes Helene Mathieu Legal Consultants

Office 2103, Ontario Tower, Al A’amal Street, Business Bay, PO Box 28845, Dubai, UAE

T: + 971 4 364 4333
F: +971 4 364 4343
W: www.hmlc.ae
Nita Maru 9th Jun 2016 Yes TWS Legal Consultants

Office Suite 3307 – 3308 I 33rd Floor I Oaks Liwa Heights Tower

Cluster W I Jumeirah Lakes Towers

Dubai UAE | P.O. Box 17317.

T: +971 4 448 4284
F: +971 4 448 4285
W: www.twslegal.ae
John Norton 12th Jun 2016 No Yungo Legal Consultancy FZE

Office 7E,5th Floor,Amenities Centre,Jazeera Al Hamra,P.O. Box 85551,Ras Al Khaimah,UAEOffice 2212,22nd Floor,Churchill Executive Tower,Business Bay Avenue,Business Bay,P.O. Box 49328,Dubai, UAE

T: +971 7 243 7493; +971 4 276 6120
F: +971 4 276 6139
W: www.yungo.ae
Ludmila Yamalova 12th Jun 2016 Yes HPL Yamalova & Plewka DMCC

Reef Tower, Office 1806, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, UAE

T: +971 4 427 9812
F: 04-427-9811
W: www.lylawyers.com
Josephine D’Angelo 13th Jun 2016 No Rycx Legal Consultants

Emarat Atrium Building, Office 21, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE.

T: +971 4 346 7303
F: +971 4 346 7304
W: www.rycx-advocates.com
Faizal Latheef 21st Jun 2016 Yes Kochhar & Co Inc Legal Consultants

410, The Citadel, Business Bay, P. O. Box 113297, Dubai, UAE

T: +971 4 277 6075
F: +971 4 277 6071
W: www.kochhar.com
Sharon Lakhan 22nd Jun 2016 Yes Global Advocacy and Legal Counsel

Level 21, Rolex Tower, Dubai

T: +971 4 327 7772 or +971 55 596 5611
W: www.globaladvocates.net
Jerry Parks 27th Jun 2016 Yes Taylor Wessing (Middle East) LLP

26 floor Rolex Tower Sheikh Zayed Road Dubai UAE

T: +971 4 309 1000
F: +971 4 358 7732
W: www.taylorwessing.com
Nathan Banks 30th Jun 2016 No Banks Legal Consultancy FZE

PO BOX 323090, RAKFTZ, Ras Al Khaimah

T: +971 50 1893276
W: www.bankslegal.com
Raluca Sanda Gatina 31st Jul 2016 Yes Dar al Balagh Advocates and Legal Consultants

The Dome Tower, Office no. 1801, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster N, P.O. Box 38420, Dubai, UAE
Twin Towers (Office tower), Office no. 1803, Baniyas Str.Deira, P.O.Box. 40227,Dubai, UAE

T: 0564695141
Naveen Kumar Indrakanti 1st Aug 2016 Yes CRESCO Legal Consultancy FZ LLC

Rakia, Amenity Center, Building A1, 5 Floor, Office 502-AA, Al Jazeera Al Hamra, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

T: +97144069660
F: +97143416877
W: www.cresco-legal.com
Anne-Caroline Albrecht 1st Aug 2016 Yes Bonnard Lawson International Law Firm (Dubai Branch)

25th floor Al Habtoor Business Tower Dubai Marina PO Box 450136 Dubai, UAE

T: +971 4 5683100
F: 044227076
W: www.ilf.ch
Elena Schildgen 9th Aug 2016 Yes Meyer-Reumann & Partners

World Trade Centre, Level 13 Po Box 9353 Dubai,UAE

T: +971 4 331 7110, +971 50 644 9026
F: +971 4 331 3832
W: www.meyer-reumann.com
Anjana Bhatia D.I 10th Aug 2016 Yes Ajure Advocates & Co.

1901 / 1905, 19th Floor, Opal Tower Al Abraj Street, Burj Khalifa Boulevard Junction Business Bay P.O.Box 62377 Dubai,UAE

T: +971 4 277 6959 M: +971 55 5944896,+971 50 594 4896
Tania Jarjour 14th Aug 2016 No Tacitus Advisors FZE

Business Center,Al Shamookh Building,UAQ Free Trade Zone PO Box 7073 Umm Al Quwain, UAE

T: Mobile:+971 56 219 6933
W: www.thetacitusgroup.com/tacitus-advisors/
Nadim Bardawil 14th Aug 2016 Yes BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP

Level 6, East Wing, Building 3, the Gate District, DIFC PO Box 262 Dubai, UAE

T: +971 4 368 5555
F: +971 4 368 5000
W: www.bsabh.com
Karen Kilgallen 28th Aug 2016 Yes KBH Kaanuun

Dubai International Financial Centre, Gate Village 7, Level 2 PO Box 506546 Dubai, UAE

T: +971 4 709 6700
F: +971 4 709 6711
W: www.kbh.ae
Krystyna Nechaleva 21st Sep 2016 Yes Mohammed Bani Hashem Advocates & Legal Consultants

Alkhaima building, level M, Office 2 Dubai, UAE Corniche road, Burj Al-Owais, level 2 Ajman, UAE

T: +971 50 222 8183
W: www.mbhadvocates.com
Afraz Hussain 22nd Sep 2016 Yes Afridi & Angell

Jumeirah Emirates Towers Office Tower, Level 35 Sheikh Zayed Road P.O. Box 9371 Dubai, UAE

T: +971 4 330 3900
F: +971 4 330 3800
W: www.afridi-angell.com
Laurent Panchaud 25th Sep 2016 No Perreard De Boccard FZ LLC

Rakia Amenity Center,Tower # 1,12th floor Al Jazeera Al Hamra P.O. Box 85686 Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

T: +971 7 206 8818
F: +971 7 206 8817
W: www.pblex.ae
Mohammed Ahmad 27th September 2016 No Baitulhikma Law Firm

P.O. Box 7928, Abu Dhabi, UAE

T: +971 2 626 8245
F: +971 2 627 5685
W: www.baithulhikma.com
Gary Feulner 27th Sep 2016 Yes Chadbourne & Parke LLC

Boulevard Plaza Tower 1, Level 20 Burj Khalifa District P.O. Box 23927 Dubai,UAE

T: +971 4 422 7088
F: +971 4 422 7089
W: www.chadbourne.com
John Peacock 27th Sep 2016 Yes BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP

Level 6, East Wing, Building 3, the Gate District, DIFC PO Box 262 Dubai, UAE

T: +971 4 368 5555
F: +971 4 368 5000
W: www.bsabh.com
Musa Machooka 5th Oct 2016 Yes Accord International Advocates & Legal Consultants

Office 1207, 12th Floor, Grosvenor House Commercial Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road P.O. Box 29686 Dubai, UAE

T: +971 4 329 8884
F: +971 4 329 8966
W: www.accordlawyers.com
Madeleine Beryl Herkes 12th Oct 2016 Yes Taylor Wessing (Middle East) LLP

26 floor Rolex Tower Sheikh Zayed Road & Unit 410, Level 4, Liberty House-Building 1 Dubai International Arbitration Centre P.O. Box 33675 Dubai, UAE

T: +971 4 309 1000
W: www.taylorwessing.com
Matthew Duncan 16th Nov 2016 No Kingsley Napley LLP

Knights Quarter 14 St John’s Lane London EC1M 4AJ

T: +44 207 8141288
W: www.kingsleynapley.co.uk
Ibrahim Khaleel Arlmala 24th Nov 2016 Yes Al Nasser Advocates & Legal Consultants

Office Number 609, B Block, Business Village, Deira Dubai, UAE

T: +97142555110 M:+971558703836
F: +97142555113
W: www.alnassaradvocates.com
Ahmed Elnaggar 18th Dec 2016 Yes Dar al Balagh Advocates & Legal Consultancy

The Dome Tower, Office no. 1801, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster N, P.O. Box 38420 Twin Towers (Office tower), Office no. 1803, Baniyas Str., Deira P.O Box 40227 Dubai,  UAE

T: +971 50 538 9394
W: www. daralbalaghadvocate.com
Vsevolod Sazonov 18th Dec 2016 Yes Ahmad Anwahi Advocates and Legal Consultancy

Business Bay, Abraj Street, Belhabb Tower, 8 floor, office 806 Dubai, UAE

T: +971 52 652 2772
W: www.advocatedubai.com
Benoy Sasi 5th Jan 2017 Yes Al Kabban & Associates Advocates and Legal Consultants

Al Kabban &  Associates Office # 2906, Prism Tower, Al Saada Street, Business Bay

T: +971 50 152 4701
W: www.alkabban.com
Bindu S. Chettur 18th Jan 2017 Yes Mohamed Salman Advocate & Legal Consultants

Mohamed Salman Advocate & Legal Consultants

T: +971-4-2500008
F: +971- 4-2502255
W: www.msalmanlawyers.com
Nima Moshggoo 18th Jan 2017 Yes Azhari Legal Consultancy

Azhari Legal Consultancy

T: +971-(0)52 984 2636 M:+971-(0)52 984 2636
F: +971-(0)4- 447 35 56
W: www.azhari-law.com
Sunita Singh Dalal 18th Jan 2017 Yes AC&H Legal Consultants

AC&H Legal Consultants

T: 04 452 9091
F: 04 452 9078
W: www.ach-legal.com
Amr Adel 31st Jan 2017 Yes Swiss ILC Services DMCC

Swiss ILC Services DMCC

T: +971 (4) 374 0700 M: +971 (56) 136 0657
Hamdan Al Shamsi 31st Jan 2017 Yes Hamdan Alshamsi Lawyers & Legal Consultants

Hamdan Alshamsi Lawyers & Legal Consultants

T: +971 4 3469262
F: +971 4 3469272
W: www.alshamsilegal.com
Sarra AlSamarrai 13th Feb 2017 Yes Fichte & Co

Sheikh Zayed Road  Business,
Bay Prism Tower 19th floor,
P.O. Box 116637 Dubai, UAE

T: 971 4 43 57 577
F: 971 4 43 57 578
W: www.fichtelegal.com
Michael Lunjevich 13th Feb 2017 Yes Hadef & Partners LLC

Emaar Square Building 3, Level 5, Downtown Dubai PO Box 37172, Dubai,UAE

T: +971 4 429 2980
W: www.hadefpartners.com
Shamsud een Abdul Kharim 21st Feb 2017 Yes Al Kabban & Associates

Office 2906, Prism Tower, Business Bay P.O. Box 4790, Dubai, UAE

T: +971 4 453 9090
F: +971 4 453 9191
W: www.alkabban.com
Tatjana Fuhr 9th March 2017 No Sienna Legal Consultancy

PO Box 16648, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

T: +971 7 207 6284
F: +971 7 207 6285
W: www.siennalc.com
Sujith Mathew 9th March 2017 Yes Al Madhani & Al Shamsi Advocates and Legal Consultants

Offices 2701/2702, Single Business Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay Area, Dubai, UAE

T: +971 50 147 5048
F: +971 4 329 8881
W: www.mslawuae.com
Bedadutta Nag 13th March 2017 Yes Ashish Mehta & Associates

P.O. Box 32045, Dubai, UAE

T: +971 50 140 2937
F: +971 4 351 8998
W: www.amalawyers.com
Harry Sreehari 22nd Mar 2017 Yes Lutfi & Co Advocates and Legal Consultants

Office S-2209, Level 22, Emirates Financial Towers, PO Box 14939, Dubai, UAE

T: +971 4 379 8298
W: www.lutficbp.com
Dounia Aghdoube 29th March 2017 Yes Schluter Graf and Partner Legal Consultants T: +971 4 431 3060
F: +971 4 431 3050
W: dubai@schlueter-graf.com
Roberta Quacquarini 29th March 2017 Yes Meyer-Reumann & Partners T: +971 4 331 7110
F: +971 4 331 3832
W: www.meyer-reumann.com
Azza Ebrahim Al Mulla 30 March 2017 No Dr. Ibrahim Al Mulla Advocate and Legal Consultants T: +971 2 627 7725
F: +971 2 627 7708
W: www.dralmulla.com
Summit Ahuja 03 May 2017 No Just Legal Consultancy

P.O. Box 126088, Dubai, UAE

T: +971 56 708 7068
W: www.justlegal.ae
Hari Krishna 07 May 2017 No Nimble Legal Consulting FZE

610 EIB RAK Building, Al Muntasir Street,

PO Box 325372, Ras Al Khaimah,

UAE

T: +971 7 204 6811
W: www.nimble.legal
Michael Lane 15 May 2017 No Swiss International Legal Consultants Ltd.

Al Sita Tower, Office 2421, ADGM Square,

Al Maryah Island,

Abu Dhabi, UAE

T: +971-4-374-0700
F: +971-4-374-0701
W: www.group-silc.com
Roger Bowden 17 May 2017 Yes Hamdan Al Shamsi Lawyers and Legal Consultants

Office 1611, ETA Star Al Manara Tower,

Al Abraj Street, Opposite to JW Marriot Marquis Hotel,

Business Bay, P.O. Box 116564, Dubai, UAE.

T: +971 4 346 9262
F: +971 4 346 9272
W: www.alshamsilegal.com
Luminita Rizescu 07 June 2017 Yes United Advocates

PO Box 90077, Office No: 3901-3902,

Single Business Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road,

Dubai, UAE

T: +971 4 380 4141, (M) +971 56 372 6083
F: +971 4 380 4242
W: www.united-advocates.com
Samer Abou Said 20 June 2017 Yes Moaza Al Khadar Advocates & Legal Consu

Aspect Tower- Zone B, Suite 1206,

Executive Towers, Business Bay,

Dubai, UAE

T: +971 4 443 3013
F: +971 4 443 3014
W: www.thefirmdubai.com
Kelly Richardson 11 July 2017 Yes Saleh Alobeidli & Co Advocates & Consultants

Level 34, Burj Al Salam Tower,

Sheikh Zayed Road,

Dubai, U.A.E

T: +971 4 385 8928
F: +971 4 352 9846
W: www.salehalobeidlilaw.com
Marina Fox 18 July 2017 Yes Marina Fox Legal Consultancy

No. 19, Floor 7, World Trade Centre Tower,

Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai,

United Arab Emirates

T: +971 50 558 8607
W: www.marinafox.com/
Hilda van der Tuin 30 July 2017 No Prudential Middle East Legal Consultants FZE

Rakia Amenity center, Al Kwartez Street, Between Bab al Bahr and Al Hamra Village, Building 2, Floor 6, Office 8, Ras al Khaimah, UAE.

T: +971 52 981 5193
W: www.prudential-middle-east.com/
Mirza Hashim Baig 10 September 2017 Yes Nasser Malalla Advocates & Legal Consultants

PO Box 73310, Dubai, UAE

T: +971 (0)4 311 6588
F: +971 (0)4 332 8810
W: www.nmlaw.ae/
Ziad Issa 13 September 2017 Yes IAA Middle East Legal Consultants LLP

Liberty House – Office 514, DIFC

Dubai – United Arab Emirates

T: +971 (0)4 386 0090
F: +971 (0)4 386 0091
W: www.iaalo.com/
Warren Luyt 05 October 2017 Yes Hamdan Alshamsi Lawyer & Legal Consultants

Office 1611, ETA Star Al Manara Tower, Al Abraj Street,

Opposite to JW Marriot Marquis Hotel, Business Bay,

P.O. Box 116564

Dubai, UAE.

T: +971 4 346 9262
F: +971 4 346 9272
W: www.alshamsilegal.com
Soma (Sujata) Gardi 31 October 2017 Yes Gardi & Associates Legal Consultants

Address: Office 301, 99 Oud Mehta, Al Gurg Building, 2nd Street, Near Al Nasr Club, Oud Mehta, Dubai, UAE.

T: +971 4 370 9447
F: +971 4 370 9448
W: www.gardilegal.com
Jim Sawer 1 November 2017 No Kingsley Napley

Address: Knights Quarter, 14 St John’s Lane, London, EC1M 4AJ, DX 22 Chancery Lane, UK.

T: 0044 20 7814 1200
W: www.kingsleynapley.co.uk
Cecilia Bicca 1 November 2017 Yes Abdulla Alsuwaidi Advocates & Legal Consultants

Address: Building 02, 7th Floor, Office 704, Bay Square, Al Asayel St., Business Bay, Dubai, UAE.

T: +971 4 554 7635
F: +971 4 554 7624
W: www.awsuwaidi-advocates.com 
Almana Zafeer 6 November 2017 No Musthafa & Almana Associates FZE

Address: Office 202, 2nd Floor, Business and World Trade Centre 111, Ras Al Khaimah FTZ, UAE.

T: +971 7 204 6177 (M):+971 50 5535446
W: www.musthafa-almana.com
Faridah Sarah   6 November 2017 Yes Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants (DIFC) Limited

Address:          502-504, Level 5, Gate Precinct Building 5, DIFC, Dubai, UAE

T: +971 4 371 1999
F: +971 4 371 1911
W: www.galadarilaw.com

Note: Entry in the above Register of Will Draftsmen does not constitute an endorsement by the Registry of any person or firm named above. The legal practitioners are listed in order of their registration on the Register of Wills Draftsmen, and for no other reason. Those Legal practitioners who are licensed by the Dubai Legal Affairs Department (LAD), and listed above, must notify the DIFC Wills and Probate Registry should their LAD licence expire or be cancelled at any time.


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