Our Approach


Our approach is to work closely with our clients in order to satisfy their requirements in a comprehensive manner. As part of our continuous efforts to build and improve our relationship with clients, there are 4 guiding principles that we abide by:

  • Providing a comprehensive approach to problem solving combining legal, commercial, economic and appreciation of the client’s specific needs;
  • Providing a cohesive team with the breadth and depth of skills from relevant disciplines that are required to address the client’s various issues;
  • Delivering practical advice in a cost effective manner, and
  • Providing services in a time-sensitive manner and working with the client in a collaborative effort to resolve issues.


  • Al Suwaidi & Company combines "expert knowledge of international arbitration and strong local law knowledge’ to deliver a rounded practice to both local and international clients, with construction continuing to be a key source of mandates. Head of litigation Fahmy Hallag is also recommended.
    Legal 500 (2013)
  • Mohammed has been described as ”very responsive and never fails to make himself available for you”.
    Chambers 2011
  • “Al Suwaidi & Company has a strong following in the oil and gas and defence sectors. Name partner Mohammed Al Suwaidi enjoys a good reputation”. Within Dispute resolution, tier 4.
    Legal 500 (2012)
  • THE FIRM “This firm and its name partner are widely regarded as strong choices for local litigation advice, and they are often called in to assist leading international firms on UAE court work. The firm provides a diverse array of advice on general commercial disputes. Clients appreciate the firm’s mix of international understanding and local legal knowledge.” KEY INDIVIDUALS “Mohammed Rashid Jabr Al Suwaidi is not only a very nice guy and very personable, but he is also recognised for his cogent arguments and ability to serve clients across cultures”.
    CHAMBERS 2012 (Band 3- Dispute resolution)
  • “A very well respected firm”. “Recommend this group for its local litigation advice and particularly single out its name partner for his advocacy skills.”
    Chambers 2011
  • "An impressive litigation practice” with “extensive experience” and “highly recommended by clients”.
    2011 legal 500 client’s guide to the global legal profession
  • Abdulla Farouk Luqman focuses mainly on work with foreign clients and is praised for his “international reach and wealth of experience”. Sources say that Abdulla Luqman “approaches his work with the level of meticulousness and high quality that’s expected by top international clients” and praise him as an influential player in the market who is “setting immensely high standards of service”.
    Chambers and Partners
  • Reda Hegazy is recognized by his clients in this region as a ”highly effective lawyer in achieving their desired outcomes who is honorable and genuinely collegial with others” and his legal advisory work is described as “responsive and thorough”.
    ACE Audit Control and Expertise Group.
  • “Local law firm Al Suwaidi & Company’s impressive litigation practice is particularly experienced in the oil and gas sector. Founding partner Mohammed Al Suwaidi is a member of both the UAE and American bars, and highly recommended.”
    Legal 500 (2011)
  • Al-Suwaidi & Company ‘executes all tasks requested at a fair price’. The ‘friendly, approachable and accessible’ Suneer Kumar is a visiting professor of UAE labour law at the University of Dubai.
    Legal 500 2014 Edition
  • "Al-Suwaidi & Company’s head of litigation Fahmy Hallag is ‘a fine lawyer with a vice-like grasp of detail’. The group is particularly recommended for high-value Dubai court proceedings."
    Legal 500 2014 Edition
  • Managing partner Mohammed Al Suwaidi is an experienced litigator. "Creative, sharp and polished," he is recommended for his pragmatic approach.
    Chambers Global 2014 Edition