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I have dealt with Motei Associates for more than two years now I have to say that I’m very happy with the service they have provided to me. Their constant updates have really helped me to understand the different level of the legal process and I felt that I was part of the team even if I leave in a different country and I cannot constantly visit them for update meeting. My legal case is still not finalized but I really feel that I have chosen a firm that truly protects my interest.
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Motei and Associates have been assisting AGX Auditing and our clients with our legal requirements and providing us with appropriate and apt advisory services regarding UAE laws. Highly recommended for any legal consulting.
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I've been working with Motei & Associates for over 5 years now as their client. I would highly recommend them for their professionalism and dedication. They treat their customers with all the attention and care that someone might need in legal situations and they are always there to respond to any inquiry or request. I'd highly recommend them for any corporate legal advice or cases you might have.
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Beecell has been a client of Motei and Associates for several years now and we would like to thank them for their great efforts and professionalism. Motei and Associates are very competent and one of the things we love about them is their promptness and quick response to our needs.
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I am very pleased with the recent settlement which Motei Associates achieved for me. The outcome was unexpected and much better than I had thought likely. It has been enormously helpful to me.
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Back in 2008 we invested in a development in the land of Ras Al Khaimah. Unfortunately we were informed by the developer that there were some ongoing problems and so we were forced to take legal action. The way that the UAE legal system works is a long, grueling and expensive process. However with the help of Ashraf and his team we managed to get our £40,000 back which we thought was lost forever. After this hanging over our heads for almost 10 years we finally got the resolution we wanted. Thank you so much for everything you have done for us. I would 100% recommend Motei Associates.
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During my long experience with Motei and Associates and their professional handling of my legal and arbitration requirements regarding various real estate and other matters, I find them to be utmost professional in their approach, possess a very canny eye for effective utilisation of available resources for the benefit of the client’s case. They repeatedly go outside the call of duty in order to put together a winning legal strategy and a realistic execution and settlement plan. They have strong local knowledge for all legal affairs affecting the Dubai prosper marketplace.
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I must say that Motei & Associates have been extremely patient and kind with me. I am a type that never has a time or is always busy makes the least work to gain the most and some how a difficult person to deal with. So having said that Motei and Associates bore with me and step by step with kindness and professionalism did all things necessary to take care of my company. All I can say is to thank them immensely for what they have done. I look forward to work with them as long as I am having a company in Dubai.
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I have been dealing with Motei & Associates for over 10 years. For an out-of-town based client, I found them exceptionally good. Respondent, well informed, and always gave good advice. I highly recommend them.
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With patience, understanding and the right legal representation you can secure justice in disputes with UAE property developers. Above all you need to be guided by a highly competent local lawyer with a deep understanding of the machinations of UAE legal system. We have been privileged to be represented in our case by Ashraf El Motei. The charging basis has been fair and always transparent; invoices have always been completely in line with the estimates. Through attention to detail, preparation, and dogged determination Motei achieved an award of full refund in our favour. We are truly thankful to Ashraf and his team and would have no hesitation in recommending them to others - in a similar situation.
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Having worked closely with Ashraf El Motei and his team at Motei & Associates for the past two years I continue to be impressed with his knowledge of the law and his strategic thinking towards our client's cases which are under his care. A dependable and very valued Partner to the Judicare Group.
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I work with Motei & Associates since couple of years already as the Law Firm was recommended to me for their expertise and their prime focus on attempting to resolve any possible dispute first. We required lately their legal advices on some Corporate and Commercial issues. All have been addressed in a very personalized and dedicated manner. True Legal support is important and valuable to any business entrepreneur; having an easy, direct and trustful contact with your counselor is a further re-assuring benefit.
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Motei has been working tirelessly with us on a real estate case since 2010. We have finally obtained a court verdict in our favor when most claimed that one could not win against big developers. This is in thanks to Mr. Ashraf and his team, who continued to fight for our case and to constantly seek new avenues to protect and prove our legal rights. Moreover, both Mr. Ashraf and his lawyers were always available and at the ready, whether to answer questions, listen to our concerns, or to explain procedures and timelines. This kind of relationship is priceless and was present with everyone at the firm. We would highly recommend Motei and Associates and look forward to working with them in the future should the need arise.
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We certify that Motei associates is a very efficient and cooperative company. We would like to thank Mr. Motei and his staff for their support & services. When we work with their team we are truly touched by their generosity, their spirit, and willingness to achieve our goals. It is our pleasure to work with such a dedicated and talented team. We really appreciate your speedy and efficient services.
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I have been working with Motei and Associates for almost 3 years now through Beecell International Limited company. They have been very cooperative in every aspect, are always available and ready to answer any of my inquiries in no time, they always maintain high quality of work, respond in a professional yet very friendly manner, efficient, and the most thing I respect about them is their follow up on any matter requested even when I forget to. I happily testify to that and give them all the credit for an adequate legal service, specially from a lawyer’s perspective. We, at Beecell highly appreciate all their efforts and certainly would recommend them to anyone in need of a professional legal services.
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Responsiveness” is what we at INDEX Holding value the most about Motei. I had the privilege to work closely on the incorporation of an offshore company, a tedious and time-consuming work. They were extremely competent at carrying out the task presented, and took a great deal of personal interest in ensuring that I was advised on all matters promptly. All follow-up matters requiring attention were handled professionally and courteously. The Firm demonstrated a deep understanding of our business. Motei & Associates is “Proficient, accurate, professional advice in which you can have complete assurance” and with this experience, I would have no hesitation in recommending their services.
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I have worked with Motei on a couple of occasions when needing advice on legal contracts. On both occasions Motei have been very approachable and professional and have taken the time to understand my requirements. They have a good knowledge of U.A.E. business laws and have been able to provide excellent advice on each occasion. I have no hesitation to recommend Motei & Associates.
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We were distressed to hear we had lost £36,000 due to a failed property project in the UAE. Motei & Associates have looked after our case with utmost professionalism and attention to detail. Regular updates and immediate court decision communication has meant we have been kept well informed throughout the process. Our results have been successful so far and look forward to the return of our claimed investment money. Throughout the process any costs have been transparent and explained fully at all stages. I would recommend Motei to anyone attempting to gain returned money from failed property investments.
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I have been very pleased with the professional support provided to me by the El Motei & Associates team. They are knowledgeable about and follow up with effectiveness on every issues related to company registration process, and seamlessly coordinate other aspects of setting up a new business in UAE (residency, bank account opening, office setup, etc). It has been a pleasure to meet Mr. Ashraf El Motei and work closely with Mrs. Maricor Daoa who thoroughly and closely support and follow customers. Many thanks and all the best.
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We had a wonderful experience working with Motei Associates during the last year or so during which we have engage them for various legal services. All the staff members have been very helpful and responsive and also Mr. Ashraf have always taken time out to respond to our queries and offered us advice on different legal matters which has been very helpful. We will definitely be engaging them going forward for any legal services.
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From 2010 to 2016, Motei represented my wife and I in an action to recover monies invested in a failed development - La Hoya Bay, Al Marjan Island. We eventually received back all of our investment. I would like to commend Ashraf and his firm for their handling of the case on our behalf. We were resident in the UK throughout the action and were totally in their hands. Ashraf expertly guided us through the process. In order to extract our investment, Ashraf used his legal skills, tact, and diplomacy. Thankfully we received the funds into our UK account a few days ago. If I were to need the services of a lawyer in the UAE again I would definitely make Motei & Associates my first port of call, and I can happily recommend others to do the same.
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I have contacted Motei & Associate for a consultation on our ongoing case in Dubai Courts. Met Mr. Ashraf, he assured us by advising on how to proceed further from there and generally we are saving good value in it. Mr. Maged and Mena Victor were very professional, thoughtful and patient in listening to our requests. If needed, in future, I'll be signing an Agreement with them for sure! Recommend.
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We wish to thank very much Motei & Associates Corporate team for the outstanding services rendered in a timely and efficient fashion during the establishment of our branch off in Dubai. We highly appreciate the continuance services provided by M&A since 2005. Keep on the good work.
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I would like to express my deep appreciation for Motei & Associates and my utmost respect for Mr. Ashraf, as I have been able to learn and grow a tremendous amount here, especially under Mr. Ashraf’s guidance and instruction. Given that Motei and Associates has been my first place of employment, I am extremely grateful for the opportunity I have been provided and the warm manner in which everyone at the firm has taken me under their wing. Glad to have been part of the M&A team!
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We were very impressed by the manner in which Motei and Associates handled an arbitration matter brought against our company by an investor seeking termination of the contract. They were professional, considerate and were able to see things from our perspective. We were regularly updated and kept informed throughout the arbitration process. They provided precise assessment of the case and identified what needed attention which helped us in obtaining a favorable outcome in the end.
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I had a dream of living on La Hoya Bay with my small family. In 2008, I invested my entire saving into a 30% down payment there. After all our attempts to reach settlement with the developer proved fruitless, I met Ashraf El Motei. We had a 5 years long journey. Many times, I doubted the out-come. I began to realize that our investment was gone. Suddenly, one day, I got an email from Ashraf with an image of my cheque. Is it true? I could not believe it! I was giving up, but Ashraf never did. From day 1, he had demonstrated great dedication and understanding not only to our case but to our frustration, being simple people who only wanted to pursue their dream. I only can thank him for his tireless effort to secure the future of my family.
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Motei & Associates is professional, prompt, accurate and provide an exquisite service. They are always there to answer any inquiries or give advice. It is always a pleasure working with them. I would definitely recommend them to others.
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I needed to recoup a large amount of money I invested in an off-plan apartment in a development in RAK. The builders were a few years late in delivering the apartment which prompted me to look for my money back. I spoke to many law firms in Dubai. A positive result was far from a foregone conclusion, but Ashraf and his team were very thorough in their work, and they kept me informed and updated throughout the three-year process. We recently received a full refund plus penalties, and I have no doubt that this was due to the diligence of Ashraf and his team. I know of other investors in the same project who have used other firms who have had negative or less favourable results. Following my experience, I highly recommend Motei and associates.
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We are a Korean firm based in Seoul. With my personal on hand experience, I would like to recommend Motei for any commercial litigation or dispute in UAE. They, including were very thorough, sincere and trustworthy to engage a legal case in UAE. Due to Islamic Law society, people in Western World can face a serious hurdle or obstacle taking a legal case there. However, UAE Law system is fair and just as long as backed up by proper legal advice and action in due course. We pursued a bad debt collection case against UAE local company after we engaged Motei. We won the case and Motei collected not only Principal amount of bad debt but also judicially applicable interest. Bravo Motei. Thanks millions to Mr. Motei and Mr. Mena Victor!
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It is my pleasure to recommend Motei & Associates for their exceptional legal services, promptness, and commitment to the interests of Information Technology & Services FZ LLC (ITSC Fujairah). Based on our previous engagement with the firm, we have found that the level of integrity, professionalism, transparency, and quality of representation shown from Motei & Associates' side to be exceptional. We at ITSC Fujairah highly appreciate such an effort and we will surely continue on retaining Motei & Associates’ services.
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Motei & Associates have been instrumental in ensuring all our business interests in the UAE were super well organized and well taken care of.
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I cannot express my gratitude enough to Ashraf El Motei and his team for finally being able to win our case after an 8 year fight against a UAE developer. After the final award, we were not able to receive our money back and we were skeptical when Ashraf ‎advised us to keep fighting and to go for an appeal. Following his advice was the best decision I ever made. Finally after several years we got all our money back. Ashraf El Motei and his team did a great Job, and they supported ‎ us till the last moment. I would recommend “Motei and Associates” to anyone who needs legal representation in the UAE and I'm sure they will be satisfied at the end as we are.
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Motei and Associates have been very cooperative in every aspect, they always maintain high quality of work, always respond in a professional yet very friendly manner, always efficient, and the most thing I respect about them is their follow up on any matter requested and their prompt response to any matter. We highly appreciate all their efforts and certainly would recommend them as a professional legal team.
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After purchasing a property off plan in Dubai during 2005, I paid stage payments with no construction work having begun onsite by the 2017 completion date stated. After 10 years of a rollercoaster litigation ride, I contacted Motei with very little hope. Ashraf’s pragmatic overview of my case & his resolute belief that he could succeed where others had tried & failed was the “positive reinforcement” I had been waiting for. The team worked tirelessly on resolving my case. Ashraf ‘s astute perceptiveness & patience successfully led to a positive conclusion in October 2017 for which I will be eternally grateful. Motei & Associates corporate ethics, unwavering professionalism & honesty puts them top of my list for legal representation globally!
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Outstanding Service. Excellent service and knowledgeable staff, really helped me with our Free Zone Incorporation particular in our Dubai branch. Would not hesitate to recommend them. Thank you very much Motei and Associates. Keep on the good works.
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We employed the services of Motei for over two years. While dealings with the law and legal firms, is never uncomplicated for outsiders, during this period we have forged a relationship that has transcended the norm. Ashraf and his team have smoothed the way forward and given every impression that winning the cases, we have been involved with, was personal to them, not simply business. In legal terms, they have gone into battle with us and their guidance, advice and leadership has proven invaluable as we have traversed the dizzying myriad of avenues that is the law and the courts system. If the situation arises, I would have no hesitation in using Motei and Associates and Associates again in the future.
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Motei & Associated represented me in a real estate dispute against a renowned developer in Dubai that blocked the handover of my property for unjustified/false claim for late penalty fees. With the help of Mr. Ashraf El Motei, I finally received my property without making any payment. I find Mr. El Motei and his team exceptionally good, responsive and well informed to give the right advice. I highly recommend them for any legal assistance in Dubai.
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The true professionalism and efficiency of a legal team seldom come one way but I had the pleasure to have it found in Motei & Associates lead by their CEO Mr Ashraf Motei. I found the firm very dedicated and committed to explore all intricacies to achieve the positive results. Very friendly, warm and humanly approach to their work is one of their many best tools in their work ethics which lead you to believe that you are in very good and capable hands. Very talented lawyers and Highly recommended.
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Very effective, professional and results oriented law firm with wealth of experience and qualifications in a wide variety and spectrum of fields at very competitive market rates.
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We specialise in advising clients on a wide range of day-to-day commercial matters. Commercial transactions require comprehensive, practical and effective legal solutions.
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In a country of diverse legal systems with an international population of over 80%, conscious advice on family matters is absolutely essential for expatriates relocating to the UAE.
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dispute resolution
Employment
Business disputes are stressful, time-consuming and may cause mental and emotional strain, whether you are managing a business, an investor, or an individual seeking justice.
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Dubai continues to attract not only investors looking to acquire investment property in prime locations within the city but also individuals who wish to own a home in Dubai.
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Employment legislation has seen ‘unprecedently’ massive changes to address the challenges and businesses difficulties caused by lockdowns and the global pandemic.
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We specialise in advising clients on a wide range of day-to-day commercial matters. Commercial transactions require comprehensive, practical and effective legal solutions.
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In a country of diverse legal systems with an international population of over 80%, conscious advice on family matters is absolutely essential for expatriates relocating to the UAE.
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Business disputes are stressful, time-consuming and may cause mental and emotional strain, whether you are managing a business, an investor, or an individual seeking justice.
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Dubai continues to attract not only investors looking to acquire investment property in prime locations within the city but also individuals who wish to own a home in Dubai.
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Employment legislation has seen ‘unprecedently’ massive changes to address the challenges and businesses difficulties caused by lockdowns and the global pandemic.
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We specialise in advising clients on a wide range of day-to-day commercial matters. Commercial transactions require comprehensive, practical and effective legal solutions.
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In a country of diverse legal systems with an international population of over 80%, conscious advice on family matters is absolutely essential for expatriates relocating to the UAE.
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Business disputes are stressful, time-consuming and may cause mental and emotional strain, whether you are managing a business, an investor, or an individual seeking justice.
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A property is considered to be “lost” if the rightful owner has parted with it involuntarily or is ignorant of its location. It is a current issue that any attorney in Dubai is familiar with. The good news is, if you have lost property in the UAE, then there’s a great chance you’ll get it back.
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