At Al Suwaidi & Company, we have an extensive background in local and international commercial arbitration, acting as counsel in disputes and as arbitrators under the rules of all leading national and international arbitral institutions, including the Dubai International Arbitration Centre and the International Chamber of Commerce.
Our arbitration practice encompasses a range of matters including general commercial, construction, energy, and oil and gas disputes.
We also have extensive experience in domestic and international mediation as counsel and as mediators. Our litigation team has vast experience in dealing with matters such as enforcing foreign arbitral awards.
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 arbitration Nigel Truscott has ‘a supportive approach’. Head of litigation Fahmy Hallag is also recommended.
– Legal 500 (2013)
Mohammed R Alsuwaidi
“Very responsive and never fails to make himself available for you”.
Source: Chambers 2011.
Practice:Oil and Gas, Criminal, Civil, and Commercial Litigation, Banking, Construction, Real Estate and Intellectual Property, local and international Arbitration, acting both as counsel and as an arbitrator.
Experience: He was admitted to all Courts of the UAE in 1986 and founded Al Suwaidi and Company in 1996.
Previously, Mohammed was the Head of the Legal Department of Emirates General Petroleum Corporation. He was Vice Chairman of the Jurist Association in the UAE, was President of the Organization of Young Arab Lawyers and was Deputy Chairman of the UAE Jurists Association. He has been appointed as an arbitrator on more than 60 arbitrations to date. He is also called upon as a UAE law expert on international arbitrations.He is also a licensed arbitrator in the International Islamic Center for Reconciliation and Arbitration.
Vice President of Dubai Swiss Business Council
Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of Ajman Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Center (Ajman Chamber of Commerce)
Steering Committee of ICC – UAE – Commission on Arbitration
The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) UAE branch
Islamic Lawyers Association
Arbitration Council in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Inter Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
UAE Bar Association
American Bar Association
Associate member of Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC)
Former member of the Board of Directors of the Human Rights Association in the UAE
Education: Masters of Laws (LLM), Boston University; Bachelors of Law (LLB) UAE University
Languages: Arabic, English.