BSA launch event
BSA hosted an exclusive reception this month at the Burj Al Arab to celebrate the joining of new Senior Partner Dr Ahmad Bin Hezeem, former Dubai Courts Director General. Dr Ahmad’s addition to the firm and the formation of a new shareholding structure positions BSA as the first local and regional law firm with an international equity partnership format.
The reception introduced BSA’s team to over 300 guests, including his excellence HH Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, along with government officials, ministries, and public and private sector clients.
The evening celebrations were introduced by Taleb Kanaan, senior anchor for Al Arabiya, and presenter of the monthly program Hewar Al-Arab. Managing Partner, Jimmy Haoula paid homage to Dr Rashid Bin Shabib, founder of BSA, following his retirement from the firm, and welcomed Dr Ahmad in joining the established law firm. Discussing the development of new laws and the legal landscape, Jimmy emphasized their presence in the region and the vision of the firm for the future.
Dr. Lowai Belhoul, Director General of Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department spoke of the role of his department in regulating the profession in Dubai and its vision for the coming future. Dr. Lowai referred to the successful career of Dr. Ahmad Bin Hezeem during his various posts at Dubai Government, and considered the BSA new partnership agreement a role model for all law firms in Dubai, and an implemented form of the international best practice in this respect.
Jimmy Haoula commented ‘we are proud to have Dr Ahmad on board. This is a strong statement to the Legal market in the UAE to demonstrate the strength and capabilities of BSA in the UAE and the region. BSA is here to grow and walk the path determined for the city of Dubai and the UAE.
Dr Ahmad Bin Hezeem added “At BSA we set a new launch for ourselves, after identifying an important common value amongst us. That value is our common passion and commitment towards the Dubai vision – the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, and the Ruler of Dubai. We, the people of BSA, are fully committed to serving our clients and developing our business in alignment of the vision of HH, who has supported my career at the government, and from whom I draw my faith on the bright future of BSA”
The firm, formally known as Bin Shabib & Associates, has been renamed ‘BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP’, hereinafter referred to as “BSA”.