Hilal and Associates, one of the oldest and leading law firms in the U.A.E. (formerly known as A. R. Hilal & Associates), officially came into existence with the opening of its Abu Dhabi office on the 10th of January 1978. Started by Mr. Abdullah Rashid Hilal We at Hilal & Associates are committed to customized, personal and expert representation; innovative legal theories and ideas creatively developed, presented and vigorously advanced; persuasive, effective and successful advocacy& consultancy. As a result, our firm offers a wide range of Legal services to its customers but the focus is completely business oriented. * Rendering consultancy services and legal opinion. * Representation of the clients before all the courts of all types and degrees as well as the semi judicial committees in the state. * Arbitration. * Ships and vessels registration. * Drafting all kinds of agreements and contracts. * Opening of all representation offices, branches for the foreign establishments and companies. * Carrying out the procedures of the registration of the commercial agencies, trademarks and patents. Our advocates are licensed to appear before all courts of the U.A.E, federal and local. As far as consultation is concerned, the firm handles all advisory work including legal advice, opinion, vetting and drafting agreements and other related matters.