Sherif is best known for his expertise in the UAE Court system having litigated more than 1,000 court cases in his career. He has extensive experience in advising clients, including corporate and private clients on UAE law, and conducting proceedings before the local courts across the seven Emirates.
Sherif has specialist knowledge in the areas of company disputes, banking, Islamic finance disputes, insolvency and liquidation regimes. He was an ad hoc litigation practitioners’ committee who reviewed the related draft local laws, which puts his clients at a considerable advantage in understanding the laws and their application given them recently coming into force.
Before founding OGH Legal, Sherif Hikal headed up litigation teams at two of the largest local law firms in the UAE, consecutively.