Al Owais is a true arbitration and commercial disputes boutique law firm. The firm represents clients before all courts of the United Arab Emirates and in arbitration proceedings before international arbitration institutions. The partners in the firm also serve as arbitrators.
Al Owais provides full dispute management services for cross-jurisdictional disputes within the Arab world.
Partners are hands-on and involved in every aspect of every dispute that the firm handles.


The firm works efficiently. No billable hours are set as targets, thus avoiding excessive billing and promoting efficiency. Al Owais is not concerned with volume but with quality … and the target of every member of the team is to deliver quality work product.


The attorneys are either civil law qualified or dual civil and common law qualified with knowledge of sharia law. In depth knowledge of the laws of the United Arab Emirates allows our teams to provide accurate advice and put together effective strategies. The international experience is also highly valued. Members of the team have either qualified in foreign jurisdictions, or have worked in international firms, thus allowing the firm to understand not only international clients and disputes but also to provide client care in a manner that meets the needs and expectations of every client.<br /> The international aspect is also reflected in our ability to handle disputes in Arabic, English and French.

Client Care

Client care is of utmost importance and forms an essential part of the firm’s vision. Client care is not simply updating clients on the development of their dispute but also working closely with them to understand the facts, set strategies, and meet the expectations of the client. Al Owais takes pride in its ethical standards and its respect of the ethos of the profession. The firm believes its sophisticated approach to handling disputes and providing client care set it apart from the rest.