As a firm we have a strong commitment to our corporate sustainability principles, and this year we joined the United Nations Global Compact, an initiative dedicated to promoting responsible business practices and advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our goals include Education, gender equality, climate action, justice for all, and sustainable partnerships. You can learn about our actions plans and targets, here.
In this edition, we feature an entire section dedicated to COP28 where we share insights and intelligence through conversations we have had with leading experts from across the region. This includes articles and podcasts that delve into the most pertinent topics, such as COP28’s call to action for corporates, ESG reporting, and the UAE’s Net Zero vision.
Beyond the focus on Energy and Climate we feature articles covering important updates that look into a variety of areas, such as UAE consumer protection law, an overview of the Federal Civil Family Law for Non-Muslim Foreigners in the UAE, and from Kuwait we discuss the management of companies. As always, in our final section we continue to share with you real life judgements that provide context to the legal landscape in the region.Read the full edition
Hassan Arab is Partner and Co-Head of Litigation at Al Tamimi & Company. He obtained his Ph.D. in Law from the University of Essex in UK and his doctoral thesis is titled “Critical Study of the Concept of International Arbitration in the UAE: Identifying Problems Affecting the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign and International Arbitral Awards”. He has a Law Degree from Beirut University in Alexandria, Egypt. He also has a Master’s Degree in International Business from the University of Wollongong and Practice Diplomas in International Arbitration Law and International Commercial Law from the College of Law, UK. His practise area includes all forms of civil and commercial litigation, arbitration, ADR, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards. As an arbitrator, he has extensive experience and arbitrated several claims under leading international arbitration institutions. Hassan Arab provides expert opinions on the UAE laws before arbitral tribunals and foreign courts. Chambers Global has commented Hassan Arab as a “real winner who gives excellent advice and solutions”. Hassan Arab is also listed in the prestigious category of Arbitration Future Leaders 2017 by Who’s Who Legal.
Hassan Arab plays a leadership role in several international organisations. Hassan Arab is listed panel arbitrator for:
He is the author and co-author of a number of publications on arbitration and dispute resolution. In addition, he has authored several books including Legal Studies and Articles (published between 1998-2008), Civil Procedures Law in the UAE Vol 1 & Vol 2, Criminal Procedures Law in the UAE (2013), Summaries of UAE Courts’ Decisions on Arbitration (First Edition, co-authored, ICC Publication) and Summaries of UAE Courts’ Decisions on Arbitration 2012 – 2016, Including DIFC Court Decisions (2017, co-authored, Second Edition, ICC Publication).
2017 – Ph.D. in Law, University of Essex
2009 – Practice Diploma in International Commercial Law, The College of Law
2007 – Practice Diploma in International Arbitration Law, The College of Law
2004 – Master Degree of International Business (MIB), University of Wollongong
1996 – Bachelor of Law (LLB), Beirut University in Alexandria, Egypt
1998 – UAE Ministry of Justice (Active Lawyer)
Dr. Arab has a right of audience to appear before all levels of Federal and Local Courts in the UAE