Managing Partner –

Mahmoud Abuwasel is a Harvard graduate practitioner with substantial experience in high-value and cross-jurisdictional disputes and focuses on international arbitration, complex litigation, and tax controversy.

He has represented leading HNW investors, publicly listed companies, Government companies, the large family holding companies, and multinationals in multi-billion-dollar litigation and arbitration proceedings and is regularly published and interviewed in leading news outlets.

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.

Mahmoud is regularly published and interviewed by leading outlets such as LexisNexis, Thomson Reuters, MEED Magazine, Gulf Business, Gulf News, and

Clients describe him as “being a quick thinker”, “an outstanding gentleman”, “a great professional lawyer”, “a master at his game”, and an “unstoppable force”. International recognizes Mahmoud as one of the “top corporate lawyers in the region” for the Middle East.

Thomson Reuters and GCC FinTax consider Mahmoud as “the go-to tax litigator” in the United Arab Emirates.

Global Legal Experts recommends Mahmoud as the ‘International Arbitration Expert’ for the United Arab Emirates.

Lawyers of Distinction lists Mahmoud as a ‘Distinguished Lawyer’ in international arbitration for the year 2021.

Mahmoud is a recipient of the MENA Super 50 Lawyers awards by Thomson Reuters.

Mahmoud is recognized as a ‘National Law Expert’ by Lexology and Getting The Deal Through in the fields of tax controversy and investor-State disputes.

Mahmoud is fluent in Arabic and English.

Designations: JD, ACIArb, ALM, MA, BA, GDip, CCCM

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