Nadim Bardawil

Dubai, UAE

T. +971 4 528 5555

Nadim is a Partner in our Corporate and M&A, and TMT practices, based in our DIFC office in Dubai.

He specialises in transactional corporate work across various industries including media, technology and healthcare.

In his day-to-day role Nadim advises local and regional corporate on commercial matters, including joint ventures, restructuring and commercial agencies. He also focuses on technology and advises clients on complex technology-related agreements, e-commerce matters, and data protection.

He regularly publishes articles in various TMT related matters and speaks at a number of seminars and panels on various legal issues.

Fluent in a number of key languages including English, French and Arabic, Nadim holds a JD degree from the Hofstra University School of Law and is admitted to practice in the State of New York. He also holds a Business Management degree.

"Nadim Bardawil – highly astute, able and approachable. Nadim is our first call for TMT and corporate matters. He is incredibly hard working always available to us. We consider him a trusted and valued advisor" - Legal 500
"Partner Nadim Bardawil is very-well versed in technology files and is always up to date on the latest developments in the sector" - Legal 500
"Responsive, quick on the uptake, and gets what the client needs" - Chambers & Partners

Areas of expertise
  • Banking & Finance
  • Commercial
  • Corporate & M&A
  • Cyber security & data protection
  • Regulatory & Compliance
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT)
  • Financial Institutions
  • Retail & Consumer Goods
Highlights of experience
  • Advising Delivery Hero on the creation of an in-application wallet by users and operators of the Talabat platform.
  • Assisting SH Capital, a B2B FinTech start-up, in obtaining their regulatory licence in DIFC.
  • Advising DEWA on the creation of a framework for FinTech investments out of and into the DIFC.
  • Advising X-Trade Brokers (XTB) on fulfilling their regulatory requirements before the DSFA.
  • Advising Channel VAS, a leading FinTech provider of mobile financial and airtime credit services on drafting a series of contracts regarding micro-loans to be disbursed via smart phones.
  • Advising Baraka on various aspects related to the regulatory framework in the DIFC and compliance with DFSA regulations.
  • Advising Kuaishou Technology on the launch of their streaming reward system in the UAE and KSA.
  • Advising a DIFC based FinTech firm on two tokenization projects involving two different asset classes: real estate and art.
  • Advising Policy Bazaar on obtaining a funding round of USD 75 million – the largest funding round of InsurTech in the UAE.
  • Advising a US based FinTech on the incorporation and advisory entity regulated by the DFSA.
  • Advising Wariq Limited on obtaining their ITL from the DFSA to test an e-wallet platform between the UAE and KSA.
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