Sharif Hamadeh focuses his practice on cross-border investigations, compliance, white-collar criminal matters and on resolving complex international disputes arising out of commercial fraud and commercial agreements.

Since moving to Dubai from London in 2011, he has represented and defended corporations and individuals in a number of industries, including oil and gas, financial, energy, hospitality, real estate, pharmaceutical, information technology and telecommunications.

Sharif has a depth of experience in advising and representing companies in a wide variety of compliance matters, including matters involving the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK Bribery Act, both in developing and enhancing compliance programs and in responding to government inquiries and investigations.

Sharif has also advised and acted for parties to arbitration under the rules of the LCIA, DIFC-LCIA, ICC International Court of Arbitration and DIAC. An English-qualified barrister, Sharif has appeared before various courts and tribunals in England and has experience of advising clients involved in litigation in both DIFC Court proceedings and in proceedings before the onshore Dubai Courts.