With regulation increasing across the Middle East and North Africa and new sources of disputes emerging from the digital economy, Al Tamimi & Company’s market leading dispute resolution practice is uniquely positioned to advise clients in litigation, mediation and arbitration.

Our team of accomplished dispute resolution practitioners is unrivaled for size and expertise in our region, and acts on the largest and most complex disputes. Our status is such that we were even involved in setting up the Dubai Court of First Instance.

International expertise and regional knowledge

Our international expertise and extensive knowledge of the legal and commercial landscape in our region is unmatched. Our diverse, multi-lingual team includes both lawyers who have trained in the region and lawyers with vast international experience.

One of the reasons we secure such great results for clients is because of our long-standing excellent relationships with governments and authorities across the region. We understand the interplay between different jurisdictions and the intricacies of the legal landscape, which means we provide coherent strategies for clients involved in cross-border disputes.

With specialist dispute lawyers working on the ground and rights of audience before the courts across ten jurisdictions, we have the expertise and size to work on the most complex disputes. We advise clients in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan and Morocco.

Commercial focus and technical capabilities

Clients choose us because of our technical expertise and commercial focus. We start each case by taking time to understand our clients’ business, so that we can provide a clear strategy, manage risks and look creatively for solutions. With the ability to quickly get to the heart of the issue, we seek the solution that is the best for our client and their unique circumstances.

When litigating becomes necessary, we balance commercial objectives against legal, business and reputational risk to deliver the most appropriate solution.

Our Dispute Resolution team is one of only two firms ranked in Band 1 for MENA-wide disputes capabilities in Chambers and Partners. In addition, our UAE disputes team has been ranked in Band 1 by Chambers and Partners for the last four years and in Qatar for the last two years.

Our Dispute Resolution Services

Key Contacts

Hassan Arab

Partner, Regional Head of Dispute Resolution

Dubai, UAE 🇦🇪

Mohamed Al Marzouqi

Regional Co-Head of Litigation

Dubai, UAE 🇦🇪

Ahmed Allouz

Partner, Regional Head of Litigation

Dubai, UAE 🇦🇪

Naief Yahia

Partner, Head of Litigation - Dubai

Dubai, UAE 🇦🇪

Rita Jaballah

Partner, Head of International Litigation

Dubai, UAE 🇦🇪

Noor Al Rayes

Partner, Head of Litigation - Bahrain

Manama, Bahrain 🇧🇭

Khaled Attia

Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution - Egypt

Cairo, Egypt 🇪🇬

Jawad Khalaf

Partner, Head of Litigation - Iraq

Baghdad, Iraq 🇮🇶

Samer Al Zuriekat

Partner, Head of Litigation - Jordan

Amman, Jordan 🇯🇴

Omar Al-Qahtani

Partner, Head of Litigation - Kuwait

Kuwait City, Kuwait 🇰🇼

Nesrine Roudane

Partner, Head of Office - Morocco

Casablanca, Morocco 🇲🇦

Hani Al Naddaf

Partner, Head of Litigation - Qatar

Doha, Qatar 🇶🇦

Abdullah Al Tamimi

Partner, Head of Litigation - Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, KSA 🇸🇦

Basma Al Kiyumi

Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution - Oman

Muscat, Oman 🇴🇲

David Holloway

Barrister, FCIArb, IMI Accredited Mediator , Partner, Head of Advocacy

Dubai, UAE 🇦🇪

Richard Bell

Partner, Dispute Resolution


Paul Taylor

Partner, Regional Head of Arbitration

Dubai, UAE