Leading UAE law firm to join Baker Tilly International

Daniel Griffiths 12 déc. 2022

Leading UAE law firm Bestwins has joined the Baker Tilly network with immediate effect. The Bestwins 30 strong team of lawyers has cumulative experience of more than 150 years in UAE Law and is based in Abu Dhabi and Dubai with a wide range of clients including emerging corporates, family offices, royal families, high net worth individuals and banks.

The firm will be branded Baker Tilly JFC Law Corporation and will be an integral part of Baker Tilly JFC the network’s member in the Middle East as well as the Baker Tilly legal services network.

The firm is headed by Mr Sheheen, who has over 25 years of experience in UAE Law alone and has full rights of Advocacy before DIFC and ADGM Courts in the Country. Sheheen established his own law firm in 2010, which is today known as Bestwins, prior to which he was a partner at another highly regarded law firm.

Bestwins has been operating for over 12 years in the UAE across key sectors for the local economy including energy, oil & gas, real estate, hospitality, education, health, manufacturing, import export and re-export trading. The firm has deep experience working with Banks & Financial Institutions on contract drafting, facility agreements, handling financial disputes in all Courts and Arbitration Tribunals, advising on issues related to investments, fund management, as well as other services including legal due diligence for M&A and restructuring transactions.

P.V Sheheen, Managing Partner of Baker Tilly JFC Law, on joining hands with JFC Group said, “After many years of working together we are delighted to be formally joining Baker Tilly JFC and the wider Baker Tilly network. Their strong reputation not only in UAE but in the region as one single firm operating in many countries in MEA and their presence in the DIFC in Dubai and the ADGM in Abu Dhabi, providing services to regulated entities is an added feature and attraction to our team and our existing clients. We see excellent synergies in the move and are excited about the future as part of Baker Tilly. Despite the name change, the level and quality of services we provide and our commitment to clients will remain the same.“

Mago JB Singh, Group Managing Partner of Baker Tilly JFC said, “Bestwins’ is a perfect fit for the JFC Family and the timing of the move could not be better. Our group’s vision is to make Legal services as robust as our other practices and with Bestwins we have found the right partner for taking Legal, as a new service offering across all our markets in due course.

“Bestwins’ wide-ranging experience will complement our existing audit and advisory practices and enhance our tax services by offering tax litigation in the UAE Courts and acting as legal counsel for our clients in matters related to taxation and appeal. I am pleased to have them on board as part of the Baker Tilly family.” 

Thomas Gemmeke, Chair of the Baker Tilly Legal network said: “I am delighted to welcome Bestwins as the latest addition to our network – the 5th firm to join us in 2022 – as we continue to focus on building global legal capabilities that match our clients’ interests and their need for integrated solutions and multidisciplinary services.”

Francesca Lagerberg, Chief Executive Officer of Baker Tilly International said: “We believe in providing multi-disciplinary practices around the globe wherever that is possible and where it suits our clients’ needs. The UAE is a critical market for the development of the region and Bestwins will be an excellent fit for our team there.”

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