Abdul Wahab Abdool

Of Counsel / Legal Entrepreneur Assistance Program


Dr. Abdul Wahab Abdool is the immediate former Chief Justice of the UAE Federal Supreme Court, the highest judiciary position in the UAE, and the first Emirati to hold the position as of 2005 until 2016.

At the firm, Dr. Abdul Wahab oversees the Legal Entrepreneur Assistance Program in collaboration with The Hague Institute for Global Justice, and guides lawyers to launch their own practices through Virtual Residency and Moot Court programs.

Amongst his various recognitions, Dr. Abdul Wahab was awarded the UAE Pioneers Award by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and noted as one of the most prominent figures in the UAE in the legal field in the 2014 UAE Pioneers Book issued by the General Secretariat of the Ministers’ Cabinet.

During his tenure as Chief Justice, Dr. Abdul Wahab set various precedents in Emirati law that have been grounds for the development of the judiciary and industries across the seven Emirates and is recognized as a role model for Emirati lawyers.

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aabdool@waselandwasel.com