Hospitality & Entertainment

Services Rendered

Corporate Commercial Banking & Finance Disputes & Debts
  • Company Registration
  • Sole Proprietorship
  • Joint Stock/Partnership
  • Limited Liability
  • Free Zones
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Structuring & Restructuring
  • Joint Ventures
  • Hotels Operation Agreements
  • Agreement for the Provision of Services
  • Catering
  • Events
  • Lease
  • Finance
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution – ADR (Negotiations, Mediation and Settlements)
  • Debt Recovery & Restructuring


We advise government bodies and corporate clients in hospitality and entertainment business and our advice includes events, catering, hotel operation, employment and IP. Examples of work completed:

  • Formed and restructured companies and groups in the business of recreation, resorts and amusement.
  • Advised on Sharjah Water Festival, Sharjah Light Festival and drafted contracts and agreements.
  • Advised on and registered the trademark (Sharjah Water Festival) and associated characters (Mouj).
  • Advised on hotel operation agreements (Sheraton Sharjah).
  • Advised on catering projects and We represented companies and individual investors in large and complex real estate and construction disputes before Dubai and other UAE courts as well as in arbitration.

Clients served in this sector include:

  • Sheraton Sharjah
  • Al Nawras Wedding Services
  • Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club
  • SATA (Sharjah Airport Travel Agency)
  • Sharjah Commerce Tourism and Development Authority


Deaifis lawyers experience in Hospitality and Entertainment sector includes:

  • Abdulla Ibrahim Deaifis, Founding Owner, advised on restructuring of Sharjah Golf & shooting Club. Abdulla represented a government entity in trademark complex disputes.
  • Tariq F. Rasheed, Managing Associate, advised on the operation of Sheraton Sharjah by the Sheraton brand owners, Starwood, one of the world's largest hotel and leisure companies. Tariq also advised on (Formula One) trademark dispute, advised Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority on numerous agreements for organization of large, promotional events, supply of services and catering.
  • Fatme Ibrahim, Senior Legal Consultant, a member of the Beirut Bar Association with more than 5 years experience in the UAE at our firm. Fatme won a trade mark dispute for a Sharjah government department that worth more than AED 5 Million.
  • Mugahid Elfadil, Legal Consultant, a member of the Sudanese Bar Association and lawyer in the UAE for more than 10 years won a case for Sharjah Travel Agency and succeeded to reduce the claimed amount by more than 50%.

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