Legal consultancy Balfaqeeh opens for business in Abu Dhabi

06 September 2023 2 min. read
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A new consultancy is open for business in the UAE. Balfaqeeh Advocates & Legal Consultancy, established and led by Emirati national Fatima Balfaqeeh, provides clients across sectors with a range of advocacy and legal services.

Founder Fatima Balfaqeeh is a UAE-certified advocate with over 20 years of experience working in commercial, legal, and operational matters across various sectors, including construction and financial services.

After a career in government and semi-government entities in Abu Dhabi, Balfaqeeh in 2018 branched out on her own, launching RKAH Legal Consultancy. Building on the firm’s evolution over the past five years, Balfaqeeh has now re-launched her business under a new brand.

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“When I established my legal consultancy in 2018, we quickly expanded our services as demand increased. Following my certification as a UAE qualified lawyer, we can now also provide fully-fledged advocacy services,” Balfaqeeh said.

“Balfaqeeh Advocates & Legal Consultancy provides the full spectrum of legal services on topics including (alternative) dispute resolution, business governance, risk mitigation, dispute avoidance, claims management, and litigation.”

The firm, which is based in the UAE’s capital city of Abu Dhabi, works for mid-sized companies, family offices, and international companies.

“Our goal is to be a trusted partner to the corporate and business communities, known for transparency, reliability, and honest advice. We are not afraid to take on challenging briefs, and we craft practical, tailor-made solutions so clients can achieve their business ambitions.”

Titles Balfaqeeh holds include: Chartered Arbitrator of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), a member and Chartered Facilities Management Surveyor of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply Chain (CIPS).

Notably, she is one of the few independent female arbitrators and mediators in the UAE. She is also a leading advocate for Green Arbitration and a signatory to the UN Global Compact.