Hafidh Thani

Hafidh Thani

Managing Partner

+971 4 4228410


303-304 Building 12 P.O. Box 233066, Dubai, UAE.

Areas of Practice

  • Media and Technology
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Finance


  • Master Degree in Commercial Law University of Melbourne, Australia 2004
  • LLB Dubai Police Academy, 1998


  • Arabic
  • English

Summary Profile

Hafidh, a partner and policy specialist regarding all fintech matters at Mahmood Hussain Advocates and Legal Consultancy (MHLF), is one of Dubai’s leading Emirati legal practitioners in jurisprudence and legislative drafting.  He is an expert of media, technology and finance, and is highly regarded for his advisory services and development of cutting-edge infrastructure focused on corporate and commercial compliance and preservation.

He manages, advises and consults commercial and corporate entities regarding the strategic implementation of their market connectivity and financial goals by developing comprehensive legal frameworks and establishing Intellectual Property (IP) rights. He provides guidance for all financial and technological aspects of media, corporate communications, digital platforms, telecommunication, event management, and regulatory issues.

Mahmood Hussain Advocates and Legal Consultancy (MHLF), has amplified its innovative corporate practice and advisory services with the arrival of Hafidh A. Thani as its partner.


UAE’s most prominent personalities in the fields of jurisprudence. With an extensive background in infrastructure and policy development ensuring legal compliance in tandem with innovative practices, Hafidh’s portfolio includes clients such as the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), Abu Dhabi’s Financial Free Zone; and the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC).

He has played a key role in the development of legal frameworks and in the design of real estate regulatory transaction requirements as head of legal for Dubai Media Inc., and head of DIFC. Hafidh has held central roles regarding the development of preservation laws designed to safeguard and regulate UAE cultural and heritage sites and other IP and arts. He has also served as an esteemed advisor for the Dubai Culture Authority and other prominent bodies of the Dubai Government.

Focus Areas

Hafidh’s areas of expertise span commercial and corporate law, banking and finance, property and real estate, media and technology, fintech and digital platforms, and franchising. As such, Hafidh provides advisory services in the aforementioned fields alongside IP litigation, art and event management, telecommunications, legislative drafting, policy development, and regulatory transaction design among others.