Firas Adi


Al Habtoor Business Tower
Office 2501, PO Box 450136
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

T. +971 (0)4 568 3100
F. +971 (0)4 422 7076


Dr. Firas Adi is a Partner based in the Dubai office of Bonnard Lawson where he handles corporate, commercial, banking, finance and governance matters. Some of his recent matters include drafting EPC contract, drafting and negotiating oil & gas related contracts, structuring Sharia’ compliant project financing and advising DIFC based financial company in a financial dispute.

Firas also works with local advocates on matters before the UAE Federal Courts. He acts for clients in high value disputes, construction disputes, employment disputes, as well as disputes relating to commercial transactions.


Ph.D. in Law from Damascus University (Syria) specializing in commercial and civil law
Master of Business Administration for Executive Managers from Paris Dauphine University (France) specializing in investment portfolios for Islamic banks
Higher Diploma in Private Law, University of Damascus (2004)
Higher Diploma in International Law, University of Damascus (2003)
Bachelor of Law, University of Damascus (2001)

Titles and memberships

Admitted to Damascus Bar Association (since 2002)
Legal Consultant, The Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department (since 2013)
In the process of qualifying as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales



Professional experience

Legal Consultant at Kanaan Advocates Dubai, UAE (2013 to 2017)
Executive Manager for Legal affairs and Secretary Board of Directors then Deputy CEO at Cham Bank (2008 to 2013)
Advocate in reputable law firms Damascus, Syria (2002 to 2008)

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