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Al Rowaad Advocates & Legal Consultancy

Dubai

Al Rowaad Advocates & Legal Consultancy - Dubai
  • Monarch Office Tower, Office no. 602, 6th Floor
  • One Sheikh Zayed Road
  • Dubai
  • Dubai
  • United Arab Emirates
  • P.O. Box 40073
  • Chairman: Hassan Mohsen Elhais
  • Managing Partners: Awatif Khouri, Alexandra Tribe
  • Number of partners: 3
  • Number of lawyers: 13
  • Languages: Arabic, English, Farsi, French, Hindi, Russian, Tagalog and Urdu

Firm Overview:
Al Rowaad Advocates is licensed to provide legal advice and advocacy services not only in the Courts of First Instance and Appeal courts of the UAE, but also in the Supreme Court of the UAE. The firm consists of lawyers trained and qualified in a number of different jurisdictions, including England, Russia, Egypt and the UAE. This firm’s strength is the local experience and international training of its lawyers. The firm’s partners regularly lecture at international conferences. Al Rowaad Advocates is a member of Cicero League of International Lawyers, IBA, International Practice Group and the sole legal adviser to the French Consulate in Dubai. The firm includes an Expatriate Law division which advises British expatriates in the region on family law matters. The firm is based in the business hub of Dubai on Sheikh Zayed Road and offers state of the art conference facilities to assist local, expatriate and international clients.

Main Areas of Practice:
A full service law firm offering legal consultancy and advocacy within all UAE courts. The firm acts for companies and individuals to offer legal advice and dispute resolution through litigation, negotiation or arbitration. The firm is also renowned for giving clear and straightforward legal advice and legal representation to expatriates living in the UAE, in particular in the areas of divorce and family law (including through English courts), succession planning, criminal law, traffic cases, compensation claims, and employment disputes.
Key Clients: Habib Bank AG Zurich, Shell Petroleum, French Consulate in Dubai, Emirates NBD Bank

Criminal: Fraud/Breach of Trust:
•Succesfully defended an individual against prosecution for fraud involving sum of $6m
Key Clients: Individuals and corporations
Contact: Hassan Elhais
Tel: +971 4325 4000
Email: Hassan@awfuae.com

Criminal: Extradition:
•Represented an individual to successfully prevent his extradition to the USA
Key Clients: Individuals
Contact: Hassan Elhais
Tel: +971 4325 4000
Email: Hassan@awfuae.com

Criminal: Drug Trafficking:
•Acted for an individual on an appeal case to the Supreme court of the UAE, significantly reducing his sentence
Key Clients: Individuals
Contact: Awatif Khouri
Tel: +971 4325 4000
Email: Awatif@awfuae.com

Real Estate:
•Represented a High Net Worth Russian individual to successfully recover his investment of $7m from Abu Dhabi Investment Centre LLC and others
Key Clients: Multinational individuals
Contact: Awatif Khouri
Tel: +97143254000
Email: Awatif@awfuae.com

Contract:
•Represented a major UAE advertising agency on a claim for breach of contract. Successfully recovered compensation for breach, future loss and interest.
Key Clients: Individuals, international and local companies
Contact: Hassan Elhais
Tel: +971 4325 4000
Email: Hassan@awfuae.com

Intellectual Property:
•Successfully represented an individual to defend a trademark protection case against a large international corporation
Key Clients: Individuals and companies
Contact: Awatif Khouri
Tel: +971 4325 4000
Email: Awatif@awfuae.com

Enforcement:
•Successfully obtained a Mirror Order of an English Children Act order, enabling the future enforcement of the order in the UAE courts
Key Clients: Individuals and instructions from foreign law firms on behalf of their clients
Contact: Alexandra Tribe
Tel: +971 4358 9444
Email: alexandra@expatriatelaw.com

Expert Reports:
•Advised the High Court of England and parties involved on Sharia and UAE laws required during English Children Act proceedings
Key Clients: Individuals and instructions from foreign law firms on behalf of their clients
Contact: Alexandra Tribe
Tel: +971 4358 9444
Email: alexandra@expatriatelaw.com

Arbitration:
•Successfully represented a group of investors through the Arbitration process, resulting in the recovery of their significant investments in to a Sharjah based construction company
Key Clients: Companies and individuals
Contact: Hassan Elhais
Tel: +971 4325 4000
Email: Hassan@awfuae.com

Family Law: Ancillary Relief:
•Successfully represented a wife on an emergency application for a worldwide freezing order to prevent dissipation of matrimonial assets by her husband
Key Clients: High net worth individuals (British expatriates)
Contact: Alexandra Tribe
Tel: +971 4358 9444
Email: alexandra@expatriatelaw.com

Family Law: Child Abduction:
•Represented father of children who had been abducted from the UAE and taking steps to obtain their safe return
Key Clients: Expatriates in the UAE
Contact: Alexandra Tribe
Tel: +971 4358 9444
Email: alexandra@expatriatelaw.com

International Work:
Al Rowaad Advocates assists UAE based British expatriates with family law matters directly through the English courts. The firm has a strong reputation in this field and is often asked to provide expert written advice in Sharia and UAE law matters within international court proceedings. The firm has worked with international firms to ensure the successful recovery of debts for debtors fleeing to and from the UAE.

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Company Formation (including Freezone)
  • Employment (Labour Law)
  • Real Estate
  • Contract
  • Family (UAE & England & Wales)
  • Private Client
  • Criminal (Corporates & Individuals)
  • Intellectual Property
  • Enforcement
  • Debt Recovery
  • Arbitration

Branches

  • Office No. 6,
  • 13th Tamouh Tower,
  • Marina Square Al Reem Island,
  • Abu Dhabi,
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Tel +971 2 650 1211
  • Fax +971 2 650 1213
  • Website : www.awf.ae
  • Monarch Office Tower, Office no. 602, 6th Floor,
  • One Sheikh Zayed Road,
  • Dubai,
  • United Arab Emirates
  • P.O. Box 40073
  • Tel +971 4 3254000
  • Fax +971 4 3589494
  • Email : awf@awfuae.com