Best lawyer in Dubai

For more than twenty years, Al Suwaidi & Company’s Corporate & Commercial team has provided legal and advisory services to some of the United Arab Emirate’s top corporates and institutions, which has helped us maintain our rank and reputation as one of the leading law firms in the United Arab Emirates.

At Al Suwaidi & Company, we provide a full spectrum of corporate and commercial services for businesses ranging from start-ups to SMEs to global corporations. We provide specialist legal services through lawyers who are experts in their areas.

Our corporate and commercial services serve clients’ transactional, commercial and corporate needs with quality, efficiency and value. We possess the skill and legal background ideal for performing these functions and work in unity to provide high-quality services at a lower cost. To achieve these goals, we disaggregate corporate legal processes by identifying routine and high-volume activities; create systems and tools that can be performed at lower costs, and implement accountability & performance standards that preserve the excellence and attention to detail.

Our dedicated team, made up of the best lawyers in the UAE, can deliver expert advice and guidance in assisting with every aspect of the commercial sector, including the company set up; structuring and restructuring of start-ups and existing businesses; mergers and acquisitions (M&A); joint ventures and cross border transactions. Our lawyers also offer professional services in drafting contracts and commercial agreements, including shareholder agreements; MOUs; articles of association; as well as agency, distribution, franchise and licensing agreements.

In addition, we advise clients on  regulatory compliance, with a particular focus on complex, cross-border transactions. Our integrated team includes experts in antitrust/competition law, funds and investment management, insurance, private equity and public policy.

Our goal is to advance our clients’ interests.  We work closely with our clients to understand their businesses, identify potential areas of exposure, create strategies to manage risk, and, when appropriate, resolve disputes before trial.  When litigation is necessary, we are ready to draw from our extensive experience and expertise.

Having achieved enormous success for our clients, we relish an outstanding reputation as creative, skilled and dedicated attorneys within the wide variety of substantive areas.

Corporate and Commercial Team






Mohammed R Alsuwaidi

Mohammed R Alsuwaidi

Managing Partner

“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.

Memberships:

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)
A 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.

Suneer Kumar

Suneer Kumar

Senior Associate

“Suneer Kumar has consistently impressed us with his commercial and practical approach to legal advice. We strongly recommend him as reliable and experienced lawyer in the UAE and wider region”.

Practice: Civil and commercial Litigation, Corporate-Commercial, Labor, Maritime and Insurance.

Experience: Suneer provided legal advisory services across corporate, commercial, employment, real estate, personal status and IT legal mandates and services for oil and gas clients. He has also advised various national and international clients on licensing, agency, distributorship and franchise agreements. Suneer has also incorporated more than 250 different types of entities in free zones, onshore and offshore for individuals, multinational corporations and juridical persons as well as advised and carried out restructuring of companies in different jurisdictions, mergers and acquisitions , liquidations of various companies in UAE and also advised UAE Liquidators and Global Liquidators of an International Bank( Under Liquidation) having branches in UAE.

Suneer also advised various prominent and leading family owned companies in UAE with diversified business activities in UAE and outside UAE on employment. He drafted employment contracts and advised various national, multinational companies and employees about UAE labor laws, regulatory frame works and HR Policies and settled many employment disputes and drafted settlement agreements for various multinational companies. Suneer is also a visiting professor at the University of Dubai lecturing on UAE labor law and has conducted various seminars for UAE employment law.

Moreover, Suneer also advised various local and international clients regarding different types of civil obligations in UAE and outside UAE. He has assisted the litigation team on disputes related to sale contracts of movable and immovable freehold properties, lease, plot sale and purchase, master community declaration, mortgage, loans, agency and other civil obligations. He also provided legal opinions for various legal issues to developers of projects and various construction companies with respect to the construction disputes due to breach of contractual obligations, delay in completion of the project, default and delay in payments and assisted legal team to enforce specific performance and recovery of outstanding payments and damages.

Memberships: Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa, Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Education: Chartered Institute of Arbitrator, UK (MCIArb); LL.M (University of London ); LL.M University of Bombay ; LL.B (University of Bombay); B.A (Bachelor of Economics) (University of Calicut )

Other Education / Training: Various seminars and arbitration trainings in UK, Germany and Dubai

Languages: Hindi, English.

Reda Hegazy

Reda Hegazy

Senior Associate

Reda 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”.

Source: ACE Audit Control & Expertise Group.

Practice: Criminal, Labor, Civil and Commercial Litigation, Arbitration, Maritime, Insurance, Aviation and Intellectual Property, Corporate & Commercial.

Experience: Reda is highly experienced and well-respected member of the Egyptian Bar since 1993, with an extensive in-depth experience in handling criminal, labor, civil and commercial litigation matters in the UAE having practiced in the region for over 25 years. He has conducted several arbitration cases in the region and is a recognized maritime insurance and intellectual property law expert. Reda’s full legal competencies also include a strong understanding of Sharia Law and the systems of the Courts which he applies in his litigation expertise, legal consultation, contract drafting and review. He has been a key member of the committee which drafted one of the federal housing laws in the UAE. He is also a regular resource person in several local newspapers in the UAE.

Reda is a certified arbitrator at Tahkeem Sharjah International Commercial Arbitration Centre (ICAA), UAE and is a listed member of DIAC 40 – Young Practitioners Group, Dubai, UAE since 2016.

Education: LLB degree from Mansoura University in Egypt; Diploma of Contracts, Menofiya University in Egypt

Languages: Arabic, English.

Vida Grace Serrano

Vida Grace Serrano

Associate

“I worked closely with Vida on a complex and difficult investment dispute.In a very short period of time she developed a creative solution that was acceptable to all parties involved. Vida’s critical analysis and insightful were key to the successful resolution of what could have been a very lengthy and costly dispute.”

Christopher H.Young,Chief Financial Officer,First Pacific Company, HK.

Practice: Corporate,Commercial,Civil,Arbitration,Employment and Real Estate

Experience: Vida brings international experience working with a range of clients from real estate, oil and gas,financial services,regional family offices,large multinationals and private individuals.

Her legal expertise, a result of legal practice and training in the United States, the Middle East and Asia,allows her to provide effective, bespoke legal advice and support to our clients whether here in the UAE or abroad.

Education: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, USA – Master of Laws (LLM) (2013 – Recipient of the Dean’s Merit Scholarship); San Bed a College of Law(2008), College of Law – Bachelor of Laws (2003-2008 Admitted to the Philippine Bar, May 2009; Placed in top 5% of newly admitted lawyers) De La Salle University Manila – BSc in Business Management (2001 – Graduated with Honors), Simon Fraser University – Exchange Program (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) and Member of the Philippine Bar Association

Languages: English, Filipino