Our Team

Elnaggar & Partners is a group of companies, providing wide range of legal, administrative, and corporate services and business solutions to clients worldwide.

At Elnaggar & Partners, our clients are at the heart of everything we do. We are a company that provides a wide range of legal, administrative, and corporate services, as well as innovative business solutions to clients around the globe. We take great pride in our commitment to delivering exceptional services and building long-term relationships with our clients. With value in being client-centric, we listen to our clients’ needs and collaborate to find the best solutions to their business challenges. Elnaggar & Partners strives to be more than just a service provider to our clients, assisting them in achieving their goals and succeeding in today’s complex and ever-changing business environment.

Our multilingual team is fluent in English, Arabic, French, Farsi, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Tagalog, Turkish, Ukrainian, Russian, Hindi, Urdu, and Uyghur ensuring that we can effectively cater to a wide range of clients’ needs. 

Ahmed Elnaggar

Founder & Managing Partner, Elnaggar & Partners | UAE

Arabic English

Ahmed Elnaggar, the brilliant mind behind Elnaggar & Partners, is an accomplished Managing Partner and Founder of the firm. With over a decade of experience in Corporate Structures, Succession Planning, and Trust Services, he has become a highly respected leader in the legal industry. His expertise expands beyond legal matters to business and management consultancy, making him the go-to professional for critical decisions.

Ahmed’s expertise in dealing with clients worldwide has equipped him with a deep understanding of international commercial transactions and various jurisdictions. He has extensive knowledge of international taxation, financial centers, and offshore jurisdictions, as well as the legal frameworks of countries like KSA, Bahrain, Qatar, Egypt, Jordan, USA, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, and Mauritius.

As a leader, Ahmed is characterized by passion, energy, and a commitment to excellence. He continuously invests in the growth and development of his team. With the intention to help extend the laws to people, he launched The UAE Jurist, a platform that invites lawyers, legal consultants, and specialists to share their legal expertise and practices related to the UAE’s local laws and regulations.

Moreover, his dynamic and forward-thinking attitude led his current visionary initiative, Emirates Legal Network to soar. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering a collaborative and inclusive environment for legal professionals in the UAE and empowering them in the UAE by providing them with cutting-edge resources, exceptional networking opportunities, and professional development programs. 

Ahmed’s dedication to his clients’ welfare and the success of the firm makes him the cornerstone of the Elnaggar & Partners team. His enthusiastic approach to legal and compliance trends in the region has contributed to his team’s growth and development while his vision and leadership have set the standard for the firm’s continued success.


THE PARTNERS

Saeed Elnaggar

Managing Partner

Arabic

Saeed Elnaggar is the Founder and Managing Partner of Elnaggar & Partners Office in Cairo, Egypt.
Mr. Elnaggar is a member of the Egyptian Bar Association since 1977; he gathered over five decades of substantial professional legal expertise as he started working for the Egyptian Tax Authorities years before joining the Bar.

Mr. Saeed Elnaggar lived and worked through different phases of the Egyptian political system, echoing into the legal system. Being a lawyer throughout many challenging transitional periods in modern Egypt, Mr. Saeed Elnaggar has managed to remain as one of the most ethically correct Egyptian lawyers.

Mr. Elnaggar is an honest, self-motived, and courteous communicator with unique legal skills and an economic understanding mentality. Mr. Elnaggar can solve complex legal and commercial issues. His long experience in the law field makes it easy for his long terms clients to always come back for guidance whenever in doubt or no doubt.

Saeed Elnaggar approach and dedication towards his profession were passed on to his descendants. This led to expanding Elnaggar & Partners in the UAE, with offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Mr. Saeed Elnaggar is an inspirational ideal for anyone aspiring to a career in the legal field. Nevertheless, he embodies the drive and perseverance of a lawyer anyone wishes by their side, when seeking legal counsel.

Leonardo Bandini

Partner, Elnaggar & Partners | UAE

English French Italian Spanish

Leonardo Knut Mario Bandini is a true financial expert with an impressive background in wealth management, commercial, and financial advisory. Holding a Bachelor of Economics from the prestigious University Luigi Bocconi in Milan, Italy, he went on to obtain his Ph.D. in Consulting and Investments from the Italian Association for Financial Advisors and Twice Sim in 2001.

With around 20 years of experience as a portfolio manager and financial advisor, he has built an unparalleled reputation for delivering exceptional financial advice to clients of all nationalities. His extensive expertise in financial matters makes him the entrusted person for anyone looking to invest their funds, relocate, or explore new opportunities.

Throughout his career, he has worked with some of the most well-known business hubs in Europe, he then relocated to the UAE to bring his skills to the Middle East in 2012. His clients have always been impressed by his strong work ethic in providing tailored financial solutions and dedication to delivering outstanding results to meet each client’s unique needs and goals.

As a partner at Elnaggar & Partners, Leonardo continues to deliver exceptional results and financial advice to clients across the globe. His impressive portfolio of successful clients is a testament to his unparalleled expertise, dedication, and passion for helping clients achieve their financial goals.

Raluca Gătina

Partner/Legal Director, Elnaggar & Partners | UAE

English Romanian

Raluca Gâtina is an exceptional legal director who has more than 16 years of experience in the legal field and is registered with The Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department and Dubai International Financial Center Wills and Probate Registry, acting as a Legal Advisor and Will Draftsman since 2016.

Raluca’s extensive experience in the industry has honed her practical problem-solving approach, consistency, and strong work ethic. With an innate drive to succeed, she sets her priorities distinctively. She consistently manages to implement her visions and ideas, providing valuable input for business performance.

With the desire to expand her knowledge and have a broader vision of the business environment, Raluca holds an LLM Degree in Marketing and Business Management. As a seasoned legal professional with over 16 years of experience, she serves as the primary point of contact for all customer and partner inquiries and requests related to comprehensive consulting and advisory services.

Raluca’s unwavering dedication to excellence and exceptional performance has rewarded her to be a Partner in the company in January 2019. Her known expertise in the legal field and keen understanding of customer requirements allows her to tailor the company’s services to meet their specific needs and this has been instrumental in increasing customer satisfaction for the company.



CORPORATE & COMPLIANCE TEAM

Jody Giordano

Compliance Officer, Elnaggar & Partners | UAE

English

Jody Giordano, an experienced Compliance Manager and MLRO, embodies strong background in anti-money laundering practices. He holds an ICA Certificate in Anti Money Laundering, Compliance, Banking, and Financial Support Services, a benchmark qualification awarded in association with the University of Manchester Business School, demonstrating the highest standards in anti-money laundering practice.

As a Compliance Officer, Deputy MLRO, and Senior Compliance Officer for various companies, Jody was responsible for creating, developing, and implementing new policies, procedures, and processes, as well as overseeing client on-boarding and client review processes. He also managed AML enquiries or investigations on an ongoing basis, liaised with internal departments, and advised on compliance policy and procedures.

Jody’s key strengths include his ability to adapt and change to meet the challenges created by the constantly evolving external environment. He has a proven track record of delivering outstanding service, making sure all requests are dealt with in a timely manner, and maintaining successful relationships with current and prospective banking partners.

Marharyta Harashchenko

CAMS, Business Consultant, Elnaggar & Partners | UAE

English Russian Ukrainian

Marharyta embodies the core values of Elnaggar & Partners by providing exceptional service to clients and delivering results that exceed expectations. Her expertise in company setup and compliance aligns with the firm’s commitment to providing comprehensive legal services. Marharyta’s attention to detail and dedication to excellence ensure that clients receive the top-level of service and guidance.

As a business consultant, Marharyta is committed to providing insights and expertise that lead to successful company setups. Her experience in diverse industries demonstrates the firm’s value of versatility and adaptability.

Marharyta’s focus on compliance and regulatory issues and her insatiable thirst for knowledge exemplifies the firm’s commitment to ethical practices and adherence to legal requirements.

Chrys Cabahug

Money Laundering Reporting Officer, Elnaggar & Partners | UAE

English Tagalog

Chrys Cabahug is a highly-skilled and experienced accountant with over 8 years of industry experience, dedicated to providing notable service to clients. She began her career in the Philippines and has made significant strides in her profession since relocating to the UAE. Her proven track record of excellence has earned her a reputation as a trusted professional.

She has worked for reputable companies such as Elnaggar & Partners, where she honed her skills and acquired vast knowledge in accounting, audit, bookkeeping, and taxation. Her proficiency in these areas has led her to become a Compliance Officer and General Accountant for the company, and later on, the MLRO. With such immense responsibility, she has mastered standard responsibilities in Compliance/MLRO, such as Economic Substance Regulation, Combating the Crime, and collaboration with the Supervisory Authority and FIU.

Chrys is up-to-date with government and other authorities’ rules and regulations in Anti Money Laundering and Counter Financing Terrorism. Clients can trust that their financial matters are in good hands with Chrys, who is committed to ensuring that the company continues to be compliant and follows the required regulations to ensure their financial matters are handled professionally and efficiently.

Indira Turdiyeva

Paralegal/Business Set Up Consultant, Elnaggar & Partners | UAE

English Russian Turkish Uyghur

Indira is a highly skilled and certified legal professional, bringing a wealth of experience from her work in notary and legal firms. Her proficiency encompasses various facets of the legal landscape, particularly in handling intricate inheritance cases, wills, and the meticulous drafting of agreements.

In her role within a reputable law firm, Indira has honed her expertise in managing cases related to the indexation of debt amounts and overseeing writ of execution procedures. Her track record demonstrates a keen understanding of the complexities involved in these legal processes.

Beyond that, Indira has excelled in navigating a diverse range of pre-trial cases, showcasing her versatility across family, administrative, and labor law. Her commitment to delivering comprehensive legal solutions and her adept handling of various legal matters underscore her reputation as a proficient and knowledgeable legal professional in the field.

Indira speaks English, Russian, Turkish, and Uyghur languages.


FINANCE TEAM

Daisy Cureg

CPA, Financial Controller and Tax Advisor, Elnaggar & Partners | UAE

English Tagalog

Daisy is an exceptional financial professional with a wealth of experience and a distinguished background in auditing, accounting, and taxation. Graduating with Latin honors from Isabela State University in 2008, she went on to pass the rigorous Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure examination in the Philippines in May 2009.

With over a decade of industry experience, Daisy has held various positions in auditing, accounting, and taxation before her moving to Dubai in 2015 to join a renowned local law firm’s Accounts Team. Her remarkable skills and talent in her field also earned her the coveted status of being registered as one of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Accredited Tax Practitioners in the Philippines in June 2020.

Daisy’s passion for excellence and dedication to her craft have allowed her to stand out in her profession. She is highly respected for her vast knowledge of auditing, accounting, taxation and budgeting, and is renowned for her outstanding performance in all areas of her work. 

Daisy recently completed and passed the UAE Corporate Tax Diploma and examination at PWC Academy Dubai, this education is accredited by ATT (Association of Tax Technician). This reflects’ her commitment to staying at the vanguard of her profession.

She believes that sharing her knowledge and experiences benefits the company and its clients as a whole. Her expertise in financial matters has instilled confidence to clients that she will go the extra mile to ensure their financial matters are handled with utmost professionalism and efficiency.

 

Elleonor Grace E. Apostol

General Accountant, Elnaggar & Partners | UAE

English Tagalog

Elleonor Grace brings a unique blend of experience in accounting and financial reports, auditing, budgeting, project management, and business startups pitching to the table. With her leadership background in university academic publications, financial markets and tax theses, and her position as a representative of the Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants, she demonstrates her ability to excel in any role she takes on.

Holding an advisor certification on business softwares like Quickbooks, Xero, and Bill.com, and a Philippine national certificate in Bookkeeping, Elleonor has gained valuable experience in the U.S.-based accounting machine learning company that automates bookkeeping work, as well as an audit internship in one of the Big 4 audit firms.

Elleonor’s currently working towards obtaining her CPA and CMA certifications. Her pursuit of these additional qualifications reflects her commitment to continuously develop her expertise. Focused on achieving further knowledge and experience in legal and corporate services and mastering the new UAE tax laws, Elleonor’s dedication and commitment to staying ahead of the curve in her field helps deliver the best possible services to the clients.

 

EXECUTIVE SUPPORT

Daria Tkachuk

Personal Assistant to the Managing Partner, Elnaggar & Partners | UAE

English Russian Ukrainian

Daria Tkachuk is a hardworking and self-motivated individual who is oriented towards fulfilling her clients’ needs. With her cheerful and energetic personality, Daria is able to analyze a large volume of documents and information and work on multiple tasks simultaneously.

Daria’s strong academic background in Law and experience as a Lawyer Assistant in Ukraine has allowed her to provide legal support to individuals and legal entities in different fields of law, working with a large amount of documents during court proceedings, interacting and leading clients, and monitoring their cases. She has demonstrated her ability to build and maintain strong relationships with teams and clients, optimize workflow in an efficient manner, and provide strategic advice.

Her skills and competencies include research, communication and diplomacy, competitive intelligence, client orientation, and teamwork. Being proficient in collaborating with teams and clients, and her ability to adapt to fast-paced and high-pressure environments ensures that she can provide excellent care in any situation. Daria’s education, skills set, training, and experience make her a suitable team player who can attain professional competency in all aspects, and her commitment to excellence and client satisfaction makes her an invaluable asset to the legal team.

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