Stuart Faysal Hadi-Brocklehurst


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


Stuart Faysal Hadi-Brocklehurst qualified in England and Wales as a restructuring and insolvency solicitor and worked on some of the largest insolvencies of UK incorporated companies between 2003- 2006 before moving to the UAE.

He then worked as a corporate / mergers and acquisitions associate for two leading UK law firms before taking a position as legal director within an Islamic investment company in 2008. Stuart subsequently moved to head the legal teams of three banks within UAE. His final position being Emirates NBD Banking Group General Counsel.

Stuart successfully utilised his financial restructuring experience during his 11 years within banks to advise upon restructuring and recovery relating to the bank’s distressed asset portfolio as well as taking external appointments to formal creditor committees and directorships.

Stuart joined Bonnard Lawson in 2020 to allow him to focus on meeting the growing demand for financial restructuring, recovery and insolvency services within the UAE and broader GCC. Stuart advises corporates, financial institutions and financial advisory firms and undertakes litigation in common law courts in the UAE.


Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC) from Leeds Beckett University (2001) UK
Bachelor of laws (LLB) from Leeds Beckett University (2000) UK

Titles and memberships

Member of the Senior Courts of England & Wales
Legal Consultant, the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department (2020)


English (native)
French (conversational)

Professional Experience

Group General Counsel Emirates NBD Banking Group (2018 – 2020)
Head of Legal Emirates Islamic Bank (2012 – 2018)
Head of Legal & Compliance and Board Secretary Dubai Bank (2009 -2012)

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