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:

  • International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
  • Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) Panel of Arbitrators
  • DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre.
  • Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA).
  • Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC).
  • Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC).
  • Sharjah International Commercial Arbitration Centre (TAHKEEM).

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).

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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