Naief Yahia joined Al Tamimi & Company in 2009 and has been practising law for over 17 years. He is a Partner and Head of Litigation at our Dubai office. He has gained experience in various areas of practice, including construction and commercial, banking, property, and corporate-related matters.

Naief is heading up the construction litigation team in our Dubai office. In this role, he has acted for and advised major construction players in the region on highly complex construction disputes before local courts and arbitral tribunals. He regularly provides expert evidence on construction local law issues in international arbitrations concerning cross-border and landmark construction disputes.

He has also represented major manufacturers/principals in different industries in commercial agency disputes involving international brands. He leads most of the commercial agency disputes in our Dubai office.

Additionally, Naief is also leading our banking litigation practice in our Dubai office and regularly advises many local and international banks on all types of banking disputes in the region.

Naief has been ranked in the Legal 500 as a “Leading Individual” in the Dispute Resolution practice and has also been ranked in Chambers Global in Litigation practice.

Naief has also been recognised by Asian Legal Business as one of the MENA Super 50 Lawyers for 2021.

Clients in the Legal 500 and Chambers Global describe Naief as “bright, skilled, knowledgeable, and articulate. He quickly identifies the core issue and articulates his advice in a clear and crisp manner.”

“Naief is extremely thorough with his advice, offering innovative legal solutions, and his knowledge of the regional legal landscape is second to none.”

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2004 – English Section LLP, Cairo University


2005 – Bar Association Cairo, Egypt