Team

At Alketbi, we understand the value of high quality legal counsel in complicated times. That is why Alketbi focusses on bringing together multi-disciplinary teams with deep local and international experience to tackle clients’ most challenging problems. As part of the Alketbi network, our professionals work with subject matter experts in almost every major business centre and in virtually every industry to deliver tailored and insightful legal advice to each client. This ensures that clients are used to receiving insight, experience and advice – among the best in the market. And with access to some of the world’s leading subject matter experts on key issues such as regulation, audit, Corporate, tax and international transactions, Alketbi teams of legal professionals consistently bring a holistic and integrated approach to their projects.

Team

At Alketbi, we understand the value of high quality legal counsel in complicated times. That is why Alketbi focusses on bringing together multi-disciplinary teams with deep local and international experience to tackle clients’ most challenging problems. As part of the Alketbi network, our professionals work with subject matter experts in almost every major business centre and in virtually every industry to deliver tailored and insightful legal advice to each client. This ensures that clients are used to receiving insight, experience and advice – among the best in the market. And with access to some of the world’s leading subject matter experts on key issues such as regulation, audit, Corporate, tax and international transactions, Alketbi teams of legal professionals consistently bring a holistic and integrated approach to their projects.

We not only offer strong and effective legal advice rather we offer a helping hand in achieving your vision. With the introduction of VAT in UAE, our Firm has introduced another wing to our Chapter- ‘VAT Consultants’ where dedicated VAT consultants are there to solve all queries on the operational aspect.
Alketbi Team

Khalifa bin Huwaidan Alketbi

Advocate

Khalifa Bin Huwaidan, a Post Graduate in Law with more than 15 years’ experience in UAE Courts, is not only the Legal Officer in the Emirate of Sharjah but also a former member of Federal National Council of UAE. He is also the Legal Advisor to the Department of Administrative and financial control and Chairman of the Legislative and Legal Affairs Committee.

Bennacer Ferhi

Senior Legal Consultant

A member of the Tunisian Bar Association / Supreme Court since 1998, Mr. Bennacer is a highly experienced legal professional with more than 23 years’ experience in Oil & Gas, Shipping, Aviation, Telecom, Utilities, Logistics, Financial Institutions, Automotive, Electro- Mechanical - Contracting, Restructuring, Technologies, Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Infrastructure, Jewellery, Fashion and Manufacturing. In the Litigation sector, he has worked for 9 years in the Appeal courts and 7 years in the Cassation courts. Also he is an expert in negotiating settlements of civil disputes and preparing legal briefs and opinions, and file appeals in Supreme Court of Appeal.
He has advised private high net worth investors, corporates, governmental entities, banks and financial institutions and has successfully dealt with claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits, or legal rights and obligation and handled difficult bail situations.

Moza Ali Alblooshi

Legal Associate

Miss Moza is a Law graduate from Sharjah University and is registered to practice in Dubai and Sharjah.She has strong knowledge in preparing, drafting and submission of all kinds of proper documentation, application forms, business plans,letters, notices, and other requirements that courts or government non-government Authorities may require.She is an expert in all kinds of Civil, criminal, real estate, commercial suits and provide all related legal advice & memorandums for submission in Court.

Bini Saroj

Senior Legal Consultant

With 20 years’ experience in the UAE with experience in Arbitration, Litigation, Drafting and Vetting of Contracts, Mrs. Bini is highly experienced in Arbitrations before DIAC, DIFC and Sharjah International Arbitration Centre. She is very well versed in Banking, Real Estate Law, Company formation, Restructuring of Companies, Insurance and Construction Laws of Dubai. Highly skilled in drafting, reviewing and vetting agreements and pleadings such as Statements of Claim, Statement of Defence and Rejoinder. She is also an Arbitrator in Panel of Sharjah International Arbitration Centre and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Her expertise centers around preparing and giving legal opinions, negotiating deals and handling corporate clients. She is also involved in drafting, preparing, setting and vetting of agreements, documents, deeds, drawing up legal documents such as real estate transactions, wills, agreements, power of attorneys, partnership deeds, settlement deeds, sale deed and other types of contracts.

Younes Gharib Alblooshi

Lawyer

A Masters-in- law from Sharjah, Mr. Younes is expert in writing memorandums, appearing in Courts, attending Expert meetings and leading the litigation team of junior associates. Mr. Younes started his law practice in 2013 in UAE and has handled many important assignments like AMEX Middle East, Etisalat, Dubai Islamic Bank. He also attended criminal matters and attended the Public prosecutor’s office and police station in many cases.

Ajmal Khan Naddakal

Senior Legal Consultant

Mr. Ajmal has 20 years of experience both as Manager of Khalifa Bin Huwaidan at Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah and In-house counsel with Pride Group Dubai, consultant with various Companies like Kapp Software,Emerald Hotels, Leader Properties and Estates Private Limited,Reymount Securities Limited, Alhind tours and Travels Pvt.Limited and litigation practice during the formative years of the legal practice. He has the experience in setting up of the entire legal framework of the commodity exchange and licensing in Nepal, Madagascar, Kenya and Albania. Has handled corporate issues including offshore company formations, framing compliance and anti-money laundering policies, FMC Regulatory legal issues, taxation matters, and Real Estate transactions (acquisitions, leasing, management, etc.) in all major cities and states in India.

Dr. Ihab Idris

Senior Legal Consultant

Dr. Ihab Idris is a Managing Senior Legal Consultant working in Dubai since 2007. With more than 20 years in the legal field in litigation and arbitration, covering almost all the fields of law, he has gained extensive experience in varied arenas of practice such as International Law, Banking Law, Corporate law, Commercial Law, and Real Estate Law, all of which has allowed him to succeed professionally representing either local and expat clients, and gaining the trust and loyalty of his clients, act as counsel in arbitration and arbitrator in both ad-hoc and constitutional arbitration.

Mohamed Elshehawy

Senior Legal Consultant

Mr. Mohamed Elshehawy is a senior legal consultant with a huge experience of 23 yrs in various fields of law,namely but not limited to the following:
Real Estate, Litigation, Arbitration, Banking & Finance, Commercial Advisory, Construction, Corporate Structuring, Employment, Family Law and Insurance.
His expertise lies in providing legal opinions; responding to various court inquiries; mediating and settling disputes in order to avoid court proceedings; writing all kinds of memos to present before Courts of First Instance,courts of appeal, and Courts of Cassation; drafting, reviewing and negotiating the terms of agreements and other legal documentation etc.
He has a very good understanding and knowledge of civil, criminal, public, bankruptcy and administrative law, contracts, government regulations, intellectual property rights, patents etc.

El Saaid Hambi Osman

Senior Legal Consultant

A working legal professional with an experience of 23 years, with 18 years in UAE, Mr. Hamdi is a seasoned lawyer with vast knowledge in Litigation. The nature of the work ranges from reviewing courts, prosecutors, and other administrative and necessary jobs, with writing of all kinds (civil, commercial, labor, real estate, penalty, illegal) and processing of the case from the beginning to challenge discrimination or before the Supreme Court. He has full knowledge of all the departments that are related to the work of the law firm and all the emirates.

Bassam Mohammed Khalil

Senior Legal Consultant

Bassam Mohammed Khalil, is a senior Legal Advisor from Egypt since 1994 has a vast experience in writing regulations, lawsuits and appeals of various kinds. He wrote, reviewed and corrected memos of all kinds, attended Courts and pleadings before the rent committees in Dubai Municipality. He has a proven track record on drafting and vetting various contracts. He was also the technical supervisor of regulations, appeals and defence memoranda. He has a training course in international arbitration, human rights and English language from the British Center.

Santanu Ghosh

Legal Consultant

He has 18 years of experience in corporate documentation & litigation as an in-house Counsel and as a practicing lawyer in Banking & Finance, Commercial contracts, Manufacturing & Infrastructure, Airports, Oil & Lubricants as well as general fields of law. His experience includes working as in-house legal manager with ICICI bank Ltd., Standard Chartered Capital Markets, Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd. and Tata Capital Financial Services Ltd. in Mumbai.His expertise lies in providing end to end solutions in documentation and litigation of Corporate Finance, Project Finance, Private Equity and Securities, finalizing Corporate Debt Restructuring Documentation, Joint Venture Agreements, Concession Agreements, Service Provider Agreements, Software Licensing Agreements, Human Resource Agreements, Share Holder’s and Share Subscription Agreements, Sale & Purchase Agreements etc. He has also handled end to end legal documentation of British Petroleum & Castrol India and currently he is handling documentation for Amex Middle East.

Amna Abdullah Idrees Abu Zomam

Legal Associate

A law graduate from Sudan, Amna since 2017 has been working in Dubai as a Legal Associate. She is responsible for all cases of Dubai Islamic Bank, Etisalat, Gloria Hotel Apartment amongst others and she ensures that the process is followed perfectly in litigation matters. She is a regular in meetings and she also goes to Court to attend hearings, expert meetings and also serves as a writing lawyer.
She also excels in research and assists the legal consultants in specific assignments.

Gandhi Ahmed Al-Minhaj

Legal Consultant

A Sudanese lawyer with an experience of 13 years in Litigation in both civil and criminal law. He has established himself in UAE since 2015 as a Legal Counsel and has created a niche as a writing lawyer. He deals with all complex and difficult cases and solves issues very effectively. He has the knowledge of Dubai court system and all Procedures in all courts in UAE.

Manal Khalfallah

Senior Associate

A Law graduate and Masters in Business Law from Tunisia having four years’ experience in drafting, writing, uploading in Dubai Court system. She has the expertise in managing the day to day cases which are in the Court, including maintaining a robust case system. In just three years she has managed a thorough knowledge of the Court system and Procedures in UAE. She attends Experts meetings, visits Police stations and client meetings. She speaks Arabic, French and English.

Mohamed Firas Badawi

Legal Consultant

He is a Syrian lawyer with more than 13 years’ experience. His expertise lies in providing Corporate legal advice & legal solutions to corporate matters including but not limited to incorporation, restructuring etc also expert in preparing, drafting and submission of all kinds of proper documentation, application forms, business plans, letters, notices, and other requirements that courts or government non-government Authorities may require. He manages all kinds of Civil, criminal, real estate, commercial suits and provide all related legal advice & memorandums (to be submitted to the court) as appropriate. He practiced in Syrian Courts for seven years in civil, commercial, real estate and criminal matters. He is in UAE since 2013 and was in in charge of Administrative andlegal affairs of (ARGTE Group of companies).

Mtwkil Khalil Ali

Senior Associate

Mr. Mtwkil, a law graduate from Khartoum University started his practice in Sudan in the year 2007. He was running his own legal Firm in Khartoum and his domain of practice is Corporate and Commercial law, labour and criminal law. He commenced his career in Dubai since 2013 and is regularly attending litigations in courts of Dubai.

Saranya Mohan

Associate

A Law graduate from Birmingham City University, Masters in International Corporate Governance & Financial Regulation from University of Warwick, UK, Saranya in the last three years has proved her excellence in drafting, vetting, reviewing commercial contracts and has played a pivotal role in risk assessment and mitigation of client’s interests. She assists the Senior Legal Consultants in pre and post litigation issues in Dubai Courts and Public Prosecution as well as has proved her mettle in Legal Due Diligence.

For her Masters, she had submitted a dissertation namely “Analysis of sovereign Bonds with case study of Argentina Debt crisis 2001”.

Faith Muchemwa

Associate

Faith Muchemwa is a Zimbabwean National who speaks English, Shona and Xhosa. She has 4 years’ experience in the Legal field. She attained her LLB from South Africa which is a common Law jurisdiction and also she has a Master of Science Degree MSc in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution which she attained in 2016 from the British University in Dubai/ King’s College London. Since then she has been working as a Consultant assisting the Senior Consultant in preparation of all Arbitration cases which goes to the DIFC –LCIA court. She is specialist in drafting documents, researching and filing before the DIFC, besides she does assist in Litigation.

Amr Taha Elsaid

Senior Associate

Mr. Amr Taha, a legal researcher in Khalifa Bin HuwaidanAlketbi, Advocates and legal consultants joined the office on the 1st of November 2016.He graduated from Cairo university, faculty of law in 2009. After working in Egypt for 6 years, he gained credible experience in criminal, civil, commercial cases. Thereafter he worked in UAE as a legal researcher in Al Maarif Advocates and Legal Consultants for 2 years before joining Alketbi.

He handled cases which include attending the hearing, the auditor meetings, writing and drafting all memorandums for cases, following up court proceedings and public prosecutors. He has experience in all types of court, police stations, and municipality procedures. He is a very astute lawyer with a quality for advising, handling critical situations and has a strong communication skill in order to execute tasks with precision and excellence.

BadrEldeenElawad

Legal consultant

Mr. Elawad’s practice focuses on court litigation. He has a substantial experience in all aspects of civil and criminal litigation. He handles a heavy caseload at the litigation practice which includes attending the hearing, submitting all types of application, drafting court memorandums and following up court proceedings.
Mr. Elawad’ was working with Mohammed Al Briki Law Firm before joining Khalifa Bin Huwaidan. He is graduated from Faculty of Law University of Khartoum in 2004. Also, He is a member of both the Sudanese and Egyptian Bar Associations.

Whatever the nature of your query or problem we feel confident that we can obtain satisfactory results for our clients.

Our legal services include

LITIGATION

ARBITRATION

CORPORATE PRACTICE

EMPLOYMENT LAW

 

AVIATION & AIR TRANSPORTATION

REAL ESTATE & DEVELOPMENT

BANKS & FINANCIAL SERVICES

 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

OIL & GAS

INSURANCE

 

PERSONAL MATTERS

SPORTS

VAT

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