Practising out of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, our 30-plus team of multi-disciplinary lawyers has unmatched expertise in navigating the legal complexities of cross-border business ventures. We strive to help our clients successfully meet all challenges that arise with the intersection of international business and multi-jurisdictional legal systems. We are a full-service practice specialising in dispute resolution, banking, construction, real estate, commercial, employment, taxation, and other economic interests.
When business complications involve disputes, we provide expert dispute resolution services that are backed by decades of success in client representation before local and international dispute resolution panels.
As needed, we also represent clients with civil, commercial, and white-collar crime litigation services, with full rights to represent them before all UAE courts, Dubai International Finance Centre, Abu Dhabi Global Market, free zone authorities, and tribunals.
Within the business sectors and practice areas we serve, our client’s interests always come first. As such, our lawyers have a keen understanding of business operations covered by their distinct practice areas and keep close track of the rapid and transformative changes their clients face. We look forward to providing you with the best legal services in the UAE and helping your business thrive in the region.Visit Habib Al Mulla & Partners Website
Dr. Habib Al Mulla
Dr. Habib is one of the UAE’s most highly respected legal authorities. He has over 38 years’ experience in UAE law and has drafted many of the modern legislative structures in place in Dubai today. Dr. Habib is a strong advocate for the improvement and modernisation of UAE Laws. He is a frequent commentator on the legislation and economy of the UAE and is often consulted to draft and advise on Federal and Emirate level laws.
Dr. Habib is Chairman of the CIArb (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators) UAE Committee and most recently served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC). He is also a member of the Board of the Dubai International Chamber and the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) Academy Board.
Mohamed El Khatib
Partner - Head of Disputes
Mohamed El Khatib has been practicing in the UAE for over 18 years and is head of the UAE Litigation practice. He has extensive experience in litigation and dispute resolution across a variety of industries and areas of UAE law. Mr. El Khatib was recommended for insurance disputes by the Legal 500 in 2014.
Mr. El Khatib has over 25 years’ experience in litigation across a number of areas including criminal, civil, banking, maritime, transport and trade, corporate disputes, real estate, construction, employment and intellectual property.
Amir focuses on commercial, white-collar crime and banking litigation, with over 15 years of experience in the UAE. He has extensive practical expertise particularly in commercial, banking and Islamic finance litigation. Amir was previously a police officer in the Dubai Police, working in key police stations and departments, including the Bur Dubai Police Station.
Amir is a licensed UAE lawyer and has right of audience in local and federal courts of the UAE including all Cassation and the Supreme Court. He has successfully represented many international clients in litigation matters, as well as companies and high net worth individuals in local and cross-border disputes whether in the GCC or across the MENA region. Amir has handled numerous banking and finance litigation matters.
Sally Kotb is a partner in the UAE Dispute Resolution and International Arbitration practice of Habib Al Mulla and Partners. Sally has been featured as a Future Leader (Non-Partner) for Arbitration by Who’s Who Legal in the UAE and as one of Africa’s 50 Most Promising Arbitration Practitioners 2020 by the Association of Young Arbitrators. Her practice focuses on the resolution of both local and international commercial arbitration disputes across a broad spectrum of industry sectors, including construction, real estate, energy, distribution, shareholders disputes. She also regularly acts as arbitrator under both ad-hoc and leading arbitral institutional rules, including the ICC, LCIA, DIAC, ADCCAC, CRCICA and the BCDR.