Global Advocacy and Legal Counsel’s Criminal practice provides clients with bespoke legal advice and representation in all types of criminal proceedings.

Our Financial Crime team specialises in white-collar criminal cases and advises on matters covering corporate fraud and embezzlement; corruption and bribery; international judicial cooperation and anti-money laundering.  We also advise on technology crimes, including piracy and theft of information, as well as on matters involving breach of trust.  Our experienced team of lawyers are able to advise at every stage of criminal proceedings, remaining focused on our clients’ best interests when disputes threaten to harm both their business interests and reputation.

We also represent individuals in criminal matters and are able to provide clients with 24/7 assistance at police stations throughout the UAE, representation before Public Prosecution and filing of criminal complaints.  Our expert team includes former members of Dubai Police and lawyers licensed to appear before all courts of the UAE. 



    • Advising an investment fund on the creation and set up of the first Shari’a compliant fund out of Malta.
    • Advising as amicus curiae on the winding up of a major US law firm, including advising the liquidator on employment and insolvency issues.
    • Advising private equity fund sponsors and owners of various high-end fashion brands on the structuring of a fund and subsequent fund raising activity.
    • Advising an energy corporation on the lending and registration of securities for an international fund.