Mahmoud Abuwasel

Managing Partner / Head of Corporate & Tax Disputes


Mahmoud Abuwasel is a Harvard graduate practitioner with experience in North America and the MENA region, focusing on corporate, tax, and construction disputes.

He has represented leading HNW investors and multinationals across the globe in multi-billion-dollar litigation and arbitral proceedings, and is regularly published and interviewed in leading news outlets.

Some of his landmark representations include counseling on a corporate/shareholder dispute exceeding USD 240 million, a tax dispute before the Emirati Federal Courts exceeding USD 260 million, and an investment arbitration dispute exceeding USD 160 million.

Mahmoud also serves as Vice-President of The Hague Institute for Global Justice in the Netherlands, and is Co-Chair of International Development of the Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs.

Clients describe him as “being a quick thinker”, “an outstanding gentleman”, and “a great professional lawyer”.

He is also referred to as the “go-to tax litigator in the UAE” by one of the Big Four accounting firms.


mabuwasel@waselandwasel.com