Naief Yahia joined Al Tamimi & Company in 2009. He is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution Department. Naief has been working in Dubai since 2006 with two of the local firms before he joined Al Tamimi & Company. He gained experience in various areas of practice (including: construction and commercial, banking, property and corporate related matters).He received his Bachelor of Law degree from Cairo University, English Section. Naief uses his wide knowledge of local laws, commercial and legal acumen and practical experience to the best of his abilities in conducting all commercial and civil litigation cases with the commercial reality and the clients’ interest in mind.
Naief has particular expertise in Construction related contentious matters before the UAE Courts and has been advising/representing clients on large construction disputes in the region including arbitration claims. He is leading the construction litigation team in Dubai office. He has also been involved in a large number of property disputes before Dubai Courts and advised various clients on Dubai Property Laws. He also has particular experience in relation to enforcement proceedings of arbitration awards.
Legal 500 described Naief as “Naief Yahia, whose UAE court work inspires ‘considerable confidence’.”
Naief has also been described by clients in Chambers Global as “Hard-working and extremely skilled, despite his young age.”
He is leading the banking litigation team in Dubai office where he has been heavily involved in the first successful judgments issued by the Dubai Courts in relation to foreclosure cases under both conventional and Islamic finance arrangements.
Naief delivered a number of workshops and seminars to clients in relation to Civil law, arbitration enforcement, and Construction, banking and properties laws related topics. He also published a number of publications in Al Tamimi and Co Law Update magazine as well as the International Bar Association magazine.
2004 – English Section LLP, Cairo University
2005 – Bar Association Cairo, Egypt