• Private Client

    Announcing a new addition to our Private Client team

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    Award-winning legal consultants, Davidson & Co, have further strengthened their Private Client team with the appointment of Victoria Smylie as an Associate. Vicky, who is UK qualified, joins from Scotland’s top Private Client firm and specializes in succession planning, wealth structuring, asset protection and wills.

    Founding partner, Jonathon Davidson, commented “ Vicky’s appointment is further evidence of our commitment to, and confidence in, the Private Client market in the UAE. We measure our success in the quality of our clients and the quality of our people and on that basis we have a great deal to look forward in the coming years.”

    Andrew Young, Head of Davidson & Co’s Private Client Department, has recently been ranked Band 1 for Private Wealth Law in the UAE in the Chambers HNW 2017 Guide, one of only two lawyers to achieve this distinction.

    This is just the latest honour for the firm, which was recently ranked amongst the top 50 private client advisers globally in the prestigious Citywealth Leaders list, ranking number one in the Middle East.

    Jonathon added “These awards demonstrate that our growing Private Client team, supported by our experienced and commercially-oriented Corporate team, are expertly placed to advise individuals and families within the region on their private and business requirements”.

     

  • Corporate Law/ Employment/ Family Law/ Private Client/ Property

    Andrey Panferov heading up Davidson & Co Russian speaking desk

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    We are delighted to welcome Andrey Panferov to the growing Davidson & Co team.

    Fluent in both Russian and English Andrey has over 12 years of legal experience in both Russia and Dubai and supported by the firm’s talented legal team, Andrey is looking after the firm’s Russian speaking clients.

    Andrey is a fully qualified lawyer with expertise and knowledge across a broad range of areas including corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, commercial contracts, dispute resolution and construction.

    Holding a degree in Law from Russian reputable Law University, Andrey completed his MSc at Heriot Watt University (Dubai Campus) and trained to work with international legal practices.

    Andrey is based in our Dubai office and heads up the firm’s Russian speaking desk and is available to assist with any of your legal matters.

    He can be contacted directly at apanferov@davidsoncolaw.com or on +971 52 752 7758

  • Corporate Law/ Family Law/ Private Client

    Davidson & Co ranked by Chambers and Partners

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    Davidson & Co are pleased to announce that Andrew Young, head of our Private Client Department, has been recognised by Chambers and Partners in their renowned Chambers HNW 2017 guide.

    Andrew is one of only two lawyers to be ranked Band 1 for Private Wealth Law in the UAE. Andrew is described in the publication as “practical and charismatic” and “very experienced”, with his strengths lying in “his connections and timeliness”.

    This is the latest honour for Andrew and Davidson & Co, who were recently ranked amongst the top 50 private client advisors globally in the prestigious Citywealth Leaders List, ranking number one in the Middle East. Both of these recent awards are confirmation that Andrew’s Private Client team, supported by the firm’s talented Corporate team, are expertly placed to advise wealthy individuals and families within the region on their private, transactional and business requirements.

    To find out how the Davidson & Co team could assist your specific requirements please do not hesitate to get in touch.

  • Family Law/ Legal Update

    New Dubai Law on Wills & Inheritance

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    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, on Tuesday issued a new Law providing a clear set of rules and procedures for the registration and enforcement of foreign Wills in the Dubai Courts.

    Law No.15 of 2017 regulates Wills, Inheritance and Probate matters. The new Law seeks to eliminate any remaining uncertainty on the subject by providing a clear legal framework for non-Muslim expatriates to draft and register a Will which will be recognised and upheld in both the Dubai Courts and DIFC Courts. The commentary surrounding the new Law also clarifies that any pre-registered non-Muslim Wills in both the Dubai and DIFC Courts will remain valid after its enactment.

    In light of the new Law, many non-Muslim expatriates are taking fresh advice on how best to put a new Will in place or update their existing Wills.  

    Davidson & Co are here to help and advise on any matters related to wills and inheritance.  For advice and more information please get in touch with our resident private client expert, Victoria Smylie at vsmylie@davidsoncolaw.com