ADPC internship with HFW's Dubai office
A lawyer from Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC), Shaima Shaheen, recently completed a two-month internship with HFW's Dubai office.
HFW has been working closely with ADPC for some time and this internship, which formed part of ADPC's UAE Emiratisation initiative, enabled Shaima to work closely with a number of the firm's specialist maritime lawyers and gain hands on experience of handling a range of local and international matters for key stakeholders in the shipping sector.
For a number of years, HFW's Dubai office has supported the development of talented young Emirati maritime lawyers and other practitioners throughout the GCC marine community, including assisting UAE maritime companies and governmental institutions, such as ADPC, wherever possible with their training programmes. For example, Partners Simon Cartwright and Yaman Al Hawamdeh of HFW's Middle East shipping team lecture on shipping law at the Abu Dhabi Higher Colleges of Technology's Executive MBA (Transportation) programme.
HFW is currently developing a plan which will involve offering short-term internships to UAE nationals from both UAE private and government entities.