AI in Dubai Conference

Hafidh Thani.


Hafidh Thani, Managing Partner and policy specialist regarding all Fintech matters at M&CO Legal, is one of Dubai’s leading Emirati legal practitioners in jurisprudence and legislative drafting. He is highly regarded for his advisory services and development of cutting-edge infrastructure focused on Corporate and Commercial compliance and preservation.


With over 20 years of experience, Hafidh’s areas of expertise span Commercial and Corporate law, Banking and Finance, Property and Real Estate, Media and Technology, Fintech and Digital Platforms, including Franchising. Hafidh not only helps his clients resolve their most complex and challenging legal problems but offers strategic solutions to their commercial activities as well. Moreover, Hafidh holds an extensive background in infrastructure and policy development to ensure legal compliance in tandem with innovative practices. Furthermore, he is also an active board member for various family-owned businesses.


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), the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), Jebel Ali (JAFZA), Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), Dubai Silicon Oasis, Masdar City, KIZAD and other free zones in the UAE.

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.