Abdulhakim Binherz is a well-reputed and an esteemed professional, known both locally and internationally for his tremendous experience in the banking and legal sectors. He served as the General Manager of Legal Affairs, Compliance and Fraud Investigations & Prevention for the Emirates NBD Group from 2003 until mid-2014, and thereafter established his own full service, premier law firm - Abdulhakim Binherz Advocates & Legal Consultants in Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah. Mr. Binherz also served as the Chairman of the UAE Banks Federation – Legal Committee for a period of two years, from 2012 to 2014.
With over 20 years of experience and expertise in the field of fund management and convention & Islamic banking, Mr. Binherz has provided legal and advisory services to various financial institutions in the region on numerous multi-billion-dollar projects. A few of the notable ventures of Mr. Binherz include; establishing and managing the region’s first real estate fund managed by the Emirates International Bank to grant loans to UAE nationals free of interest, managing the first merger in the Middle East between the Emirates Bank and National Bank of Dubai, and managing the legal acquisition of Dubai Bank by Emirates NBD. In addition, he has also served as a Director of various Boards and has actively participated in several symposiums, training sessions, seminars, lectures and conferences in the UAE and abroad. In 2013, H.H. Dr. Sultan Bin Mohamed Saqr Al Qassimi, the Ruler of Sharjah presented Mr. Binherz with a Certificate of Appreciation, which is granted to distinguished UAE Nationals holding senior management positions in the UAE Banking
Industry. Mr. Binherz graduated with an LLM in International Commercial Laws from the University of Northumbria, UK and is an advocate licensed to practice in the UAE Federal and DIFC Courts, and is experienced to handle civil, criminal, commercial and family law disputes.