Helena Al-Kassar joined the law firm of Hammad & Al-Mehdar in 2023. Helena is a qualified lawyer in England and Wales.

Prior to joining Hammad & Al-Mehdar, Helena worked in international and top-tier regional law firms in London. Helena specializes in litigation and corporate commercial work and has just joined the Dubai Projects and Finance department.

Academic profile:

  • Admitted as a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
  • Legal Practice Course (‘LPC’)
  • Bachelor of Law, BPP Law School.

Related Experience:

  • Advised on 100+ litigation matters between 2019 and 2022.

  • Lead assistant in a group action arising against a Liquidator of a multi-million company. Oversaw the collection of relevant disclosure documents and review of the same while advising our clients on the liquidator’s duties to the credits.

  • Assisted in a multi-million-dollar damage claim against a multinational conglomerate holding company with a focus on transportation.

  • Advising clients on complex commercial disputes, including asset recovery, contractual duties, miss-selling, enforcement of security, joint ventures, creditor and shareholder disputes, and disciplinary matters.

  • Assisted in drafting an execution proposal for the investigation claim against a government-authorized tenancy deposit protection scheme and client money for all the major UK real-estate companies. This matter is ongoing, and I was the client’s point of contact. I coordinated this nationwide insolvency project between the 16 Estate Agents to produce a cohesive, step-by-step action plan to investigate the dissipation of funds from accounts that held tenant’s deposits and rent and the Company’s trading activities leading to concerns about compliance.

  • Assisted on a £5m debt recovery following negligent investment advice provided to our client • from an unlicensed and unregulated financial advisor in Thailand who is also subject to an extradition hearing.

  • Assisted with civil injunctions claims, including freezing orders and search orders for disclosure of information and documents, and instructed third parties on asset tracing.

  • Assisted in the establishment of 1 VC investment fund.