Muhammad is an Associate in the Litigation practice in Dubai.
After starting his career at a Magic Circle firm in London, Muhammad joined Al Tamimi in 2013. Muhammad has been involved in a wide range of cases before the DIFC and UAE Courts, ranging from shareholders’ disputes to the enforcement of an Islamic finance agreement. Muhammad has a particular specialism in conflict of laws, regularly advising on complex issues of jurisdiction and enforcement.
- DNB Bank ASA v Gulf Eyadah Corporation and Other (CFI-043-2014 and CA-007-2015): successfully representing DNB Bank in DIFC Court of First Instance and Court of Appeal proceedings on the enforcement of an English Court judgment in the UAE and the use of the DIFC as a conduit jurisdiction.
- X v Y (ARB-001-2016): successfully representing a large telecommunications company in setting aside a DIFC Court order recognising and enforcing a Swedish arbitral award.
- Legatum Limited v Arif Salim (CFI-027-2014): successfully representing Legatum against a former employee responsible for causing losses of circa USD 1 million in the DIFC Courts’ first IT hacking case.
- Ahmad Hamdi v Trafalgar Financial Futures Limited (CA-004-2017): appealing a DIFC judgment recognising and enforcing an English judgment to the DIFC Court of Appeal, where the underlying debt is subject to an English bankruptcy order.
- Mashreq Bank v Baber Rehman (CFI-016-2017): successfully enforcing an ijara agreement in one of the DIFC Courts’ first ijara enforcements.
- Advising on a high-value, multi-jurisdiction shareholders’ dispute, involving issues of unfair prejudice, breach of directors’ duties, fraudulent misrepresentation, and the economic tort of conspiracy.
- Advising a large telecommunications company in relation to a suite of contracts, with variant governing law and jurisdiction clauses, on whether the implementation of US trade controls constitutes force majeure permitting termination of contracts with customers in countries subject to those controls.
- Advising on enforcement in the UAE of foreign judgments emanating from various jurisdictions following the DNB decision.
- Enforcing a number of arbitral awards in the DIFC and Dubai.
BA Philosophy, King’s College London
LLB Law, University of London
2014 – Solicitor in England & Wales
2008 – Bar of England & Wales