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Bilingual Senior Attorney at Law & Legal Consultant

Location:
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Posted:
March 12, 2018

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SUMMARY

A highly skilled Bilingual Senior Legal Consultant, handling cases with different natures in various jurisdictions & law aspects. I have gained a solid experience in my areas of specialization*, gathered from working on a significant number of diversified multi-billion Dollars Cases, over the course of almost Fifteen (15) years in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region.

*Areas of Specialization: Civil, Commercial, Criminal, Construction, Corporate, Banking, Rental, Personal Status, Real Estate, Insurance, Labor, Air/Aviation, Maritime, Bilingual Arbitration and Bilingual Contracts & Agreements.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

June, 2016- Present Bin Haider - Advocates & Legal Consultants

Dubai- UAE

Head of Corporate/Commercial & Contracts Departments–

Senior Legal Consultant “Litigation & Arbitration Departments”

Heading Two (2) teams consisting of Four (4) multinational colleagues (3 in the Corporate/Commercial Department, and 1 in the Contracts Department), and my responsibilities are as follows:

• Reviewing and supervising:

a. The submissions in all the Corporate/Commercial Cases; and

b. All types of Bilingual General & Commercial Contracts & Agreements, whether drafted, from scratch, by the team, or provided by the clientele for reviewing purposes.

• Directing the team to the correct proceedings, as well as advising and assisting it, as and when needed;

• Drafting Statements of Claims, Appeals & Cassations, in addition to all the required Memoranda to be submitted before various Courts of Law, in connection with Corporate/Commercial Cases;

• Drafting, reviewing, negotiating and interpreting various types of General & Commercial Contracts & Agreements, including, without limitation, Shareholders Agreements, Sale & Purchase Agreements (SPA), Memorandums of Understanding (MOU), Memorandums of Association (MOA), Side Agreements, Tenancy Contracts (Lease Agreements), Joint Venture Agreements (JVA), Murabaha & Mudarabah Contracts, Managed Care Contracts (Physician Agreements), Events Sponsorship Agreements, Events Consultant Agreements, Contracts for Events Services (including Events Organization), Investment & Partnership Agreements, Investment Management Agreements, Exclusive Commercial Agency Agreements, Escrow Agreements, Pre / Post-Nuptial Agreements, Broadcasting Agreements, Digital Services Agreements, General Services Agreements, Sale Deeds, Franchising Agreements, Exclusive Brokerage Agreements, Medical Tourism Agreements, Retainer Agreements for Immigration Consultancy Services, Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA), Non-Circumvention Agreements (NCA), Quality Agreements, Patent License Agreements, Property Development Agreements, Contracting & Subcontracting Agreements, Trademark License Agreements, Securities Trading Agreements, Securities Trading Account Opening Agreements, International Distribution Agreements, Exclusive Master Distribution Agreements, Asset Purchase Agreements, Selling Agency Agreements, Joint / Mutual Cooperation Agreements, Agreements for the Provision of Consultancy Engineering Services, Fuel Supply Agreements, Attestation Service Agreements, Legal Services / Retainer Agreements, Sworn Affidavits, Life & Health Insurance Policies, Consignment Agreements, Settlement Agreements, Employment Contracts, Deeds of Trust, Introduction / Consulting Agreements and Put Option Agreements “Bilingual”; and

• Attending the meetings / conferences with clients and/or their representatives, as and when required, and briefing them about the status of their Cases and/or Contracts & Agreements.

Additionally, I am in charge of the following:

• Drafting Statements of Claims, Appeals & Cassations, as well as all the required Memoir to be submitted before the Courts of First Instance, Appeal & Cassation, in Civil, Criminal, Construction, Banking, Rental, Personal Status, Real Estate, Insurance, Labor and Arbitration Lawsuits;

• Handling an Advisory Role to local, international & multinational clientele, where I provide them with the required sound and written legal advices, consultations & opinions, pertaining to a wide range of legal issues “Bilingual”;

• Representing the Firm before Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), as an Associate “Bilingual”; and

• Training & following up with all Interns who join the Firm for an Internship “Bilingual”.

December, 2013- Al Wasl International Group - Advocates & Legal Consultants

June, 2016 Dubai- UAE

Head of Arbitration Department –

Senior Legal Consultant “Litigation Department”

Headed the Arbitration team consisting of Five (5) multinational colleagues, and my responsibilities were as follows:

• Reviewing and supervising the submissions in all the Arbitration Cases “Bilingual”;

• Directing the team to the correct proceedings, as well as advising and assisting it, as and when needed;

• Drafting the Arbitration Requests, Memos & Rejoinders, and any other submissions in most of the Arbitration Cases “Bilingual”;

• Representing the Group in all the Preliminary Procedural Meetings & hearings; and

• Attending the meetings / conferences with clients and/or their representatives, as and when required, and briefing them about the status of their Cases.

In addition to the foregoing, I was in charge of the following:

• Drafting Statements of Claims, Appeals & Cassations, as well as all the required Memoranda to be submitted before the Courts of First Instance, Appeal & Cassation, in Civil, Commercial, Criminal, Construction, Corporate, Banking, Rental, Personal Status, Real Estate, Insurance and Labor Lawsuits;

• Rendering the required sound & written legal advices, consultations & opinions, to local, international & multinational clientele, pertaining to a wide range of legal issues “Bilingual”;

• Drafting, reviewing and negotiating various types of General & Commercial Contracts & Agreements, including, without limitation, Shareholders Agreements, Sale & Purchase Agreements (SPA), Memorandums of Understanding (MOU), Memorandums of Association (MOA), Side Agreements, Tenancy Contracts (Lease Agreements), Joint Venture Agreements (JVA), Murabaha & Mudarabah Contracts, Managed Care Contracts (Physician Agreements), Events Sponsorship Agreements, Events Consultant Agreements, Contracts for Events Services (including Events Organization), Investment & Partnership Agreements, Agency Agreements, Escrow Agreements, Pre/Post-Nuptial Agreements, Broadcasting Agreements, Digital Services Agreements, Sale Deeds, Franchising Agreements, Exclusive Brokerage Agreements, Medical Tourism Agreements, Retainer Agreements for Immigration Consultancy Services, Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA), Non-Circumvention Agreements (NCA), Quality Agreements, Patent License Agreements, Property Development Agreements, Contracting & Subcontracting Agreements, Trademark License Agreements, Securities Trading Agreements, Securities Trading Account Opening Agreements, International Distribution Agreements, Asset Purchase Agreements, Joint / Mutual Cooperation Agreements, Agreements for the Provision of Consultancy Engineering Services, Fuel Supply Agreements, Attestation Service Agreements, Legal Services / Retainer Agreements, Sworn Affidavits, Life & Health Insurance Policies, Consignment Agreements, Settlement Agreements and Employment Contracts “Bilingual”;

• Acting on behalf of the Group before the DIFC Courts, as a Legal Practitioner; and

• Training & following up with all Interns who join the Group for an Internship “Bilingual”.

May, 2012- Hilal & Associates - Advocates & Legal Consultants

December, 2013 Dubai- UAE

Senior Legal Consultant

• Drafted Statements of Claims, Appeals & Cassations, as well as all the required Memoir to be submitted before the Courts of First Instance, Appeal & Cassation, in Civil, Commercial, Criminal, Construction, Corporate, Banking, Rental, Personal Status, Real Estate, Insurance, Labor, Air / Aviation, Maritime and Arbitration Lawsuits;

• Rendered the required sound & written legal advices, consultations & opinions, to local, international & multinational clientele, with respect to various legal issues “Bilingual”;

• Drafted, reviewed and negotiated various types of General & Commercial Contracts & Agreements, including, without limitation, Shareholders Agreements, Sale & Purchase Agreements (SPA), Memorandums of Understanding (MOU), Memorandums of Association (MOA), Side Agreements, Tenancy Contracts (Lease Agreements), Joint Venture Agreements (JVA), Murabaha & Mudarabah Contracts, Investment & Partnership Agreements, Agency Agreements, Escrow Agreements, Pre / Post-Nuptial Agreements, Sale Deeds, Franchising Agreements, Exclusive Brokerage Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA), Non-Circumvention Agreements (NCA), Contracting & Subcontracting Agreements, Securities Trading Agreements, Securities Trading Account Opening Agreements, International Distribution Agreements, Asset Purchase Agreements, Selling Agency Agreements, Joint / Mutual Cooperation Agreements, Attestation Service Agreements, Legal Services / Retainer Agreements, Sworn Affidavits, Consignment Agreements, Settlement Agreements and Employment Contracts “Bilingual”;

• Drafted Wills for international & multinational clientele “Bilingual”; and

• Represented the Firm in expert meetings related to the cases I handled “especially with foreign clients”.

July, 2011- ElKhatib Law Firm - Advocates & Legal Consultants

May, 2012 ElMohandseen, Giza- Egypt “The Family’s Firm”

Senior Partner - Attorney at Law “Appellate”

• Drafted Statements of Claims, Appeals & Cassations, in addition to all the required Memoranda to be submitted before the Courts of First Instance, Appeal & Cassation, in Civil, Commercial, Criminal, Construction, Corporate, Banking, Rental, Personal Status, Real Estate, Insurance, Labor, Maritime and Arbitration Lawsuits, as well as attending the related hearings before the Courts of First Instance, Appeal and the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA);

• Rendered the required sound & written legal advices, consultations & opinions, to local & international clientele, pertaining to a wide range of legal issues “Bilingual”;

• Drafted, reviewed and negotiated various types of General & Commercial Contracts & Agreements, including, without limitation, Shareholders Agreements, Sale & Purchase Agreements (SPA), Memorandums of Understanding (MOU), Memorandums of Association (MOA), Side Agreements, Tenancy Contracts (Lease Agreements), Joint Venture Agreements (JVA), Events Sponsorship Agreements, Contracts for Events Services (including Events Organization), Investment & Partnership Agreements, Agency Agreements, Sale Deeds, Franchising Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA), Non-Circumvention Agreements (NCA), Quality Agreements, Patent License Agreements, Property Development Agreements, Contracting & Subcontracting Agreements, International Distribution Agreements, Asset Purchase Agreements, Selling Agency Agreements, Joint / Mutual Cooperation Agreements, Fuel Supply Agreements, Attestation Service Agreements, Legal Services / Retainer Agreements, Sworn Affidavits, Consignment Agreements, Settlement Agreements and Employment Contracts “Bilingual”; and

• Drafted Wills for local & international clientele “Bilingual”.

October, 2007- Egyptian Public Prosecution - Ministry of Justice

June, 2011 Bureau of the Attorney General for Middle Cairo

Cairo- Egypt

Public Prosecutor “Manager”

• Reviewed and supervised interrogations performed by District Public Prosecution Bureaus;

• Performed interrogations regarding crimes committed by Lawyers related to their practices (e.g.: Misrepresentation, Malpractice);

• Performed interrogations regarding Banking crimes;

• Performed interrogations regarding financial crimes committed by Public Servants “Embezzlement”;

• Performed interrogations regarding Traffic matters;

• Practiced and participated in interrogations regarding Criminal, Civil, Labor & Tax Laws;

• Drafted Statements & Memoranda to be submitted before the Court of Appeal; and

• Represented the Attorney General in Criminal trials and their pleadings.

October, 2006 Egyptian Public Prosecution - Ministry of Justice

September, 2007 Bulak Abu El Ela Public Prosecution Bureau

Cairo- Egypt

Public Prosecutor

• Performed interrogations regarding Banking crimes;

• Performed interrogations regarding financial crimes committed by Public Servants “Embezzlement”;

• Performed interrogations regarding Traffic matters;

• Practiced and participated in interrogations regarding Criminal, Civil, Labor & Tax Laws;

• Drafted Statements & Memoir to be submitted before the Court of Appeal; and

• Represented the Attorney General in Criminal trials and their pleadings.

March, 2005 Egyptian Public Prosecution - Ministry of Justice

September, 2006 Bab El Shaareya Public Prosecution Bureau

Cairo- Egypt

Public Prosecutor

• Performed interrogations regarding Banking crimes;

• Performed interrogations regarding financial crimes committed by Public Servants “Embezzlement”;

• Performed interrogations regarding Traffic matters;

• Practiced and participated in interrogations regarding Criminal, Civil, Labor & Tax Laws;

• Drafted Statements & Memoranda to be submitted before the Court of Appeal; and

• Represented the Attorney General in Criminal trials and their pleadings.

June, 2003- ElKhatib Law Firm - Advocates & Legal Consultants

February, 2005 ElMohandseen, Giza- Egypt “The Family’s Firm”

Partner - Attorney at Law

• Drafted Statements of Claims & Appeals, in addition to all the required Memoir to be submitted before both the Courts of First Instance & Appeal, in Civil, Commercial, Criminal, Corporate, Banking, Rental, Labor, Maritime and Arbitration Lawsuits, as well as attending the related hearings before both the Court of First Instance and the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA);

• Handled an Advisory Role to local clientele, where I provided them with the required sound and written legal advices, consultations & opinions, pertaining to Employment issues, (e.g.: Disciplinary Rules, Termination of Contracts, Employees Compensation & Benefits) “Bilingual”; and

• Drafted and reviewed various types of General & Commercial Contracts & Agreements, including, without limitation, Shareholders Agreements, Sale & Purchase Agreements (SPA), Memorandums of Understanding (MOU), Memorandums of Association (MOA), Side Agreements, Tenancy Contracts (Lease Agreements), Joint Venture Agreements (JVA), Events Sponsorship Agreements, Investment & Partnership Agreements, Agency Agreements, Sale Deeds, Franchising Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA), Non-Circumvention Agreements (NCA), Contracting & Subcontracting Agreements, International Distribution Agreements, Asset Purchase Agreements, Joint / Mutual Cooperation Agreements, Legal Services / Retainer Agreements, Sworn Affidavits, Settlement Agreements and Employment Contracts “Bilingual”.

BAR ADMISSIONS & MEMBERSHIPS / AFFILIATIONS

2012 Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts

“Legal Practitioner” - with Full Rights

2012 Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC)

“Associate Member”

2012 The Government of Dubai - Legal Affairs Department (LAD)

“Legal Consultant” - Unrestricted Membership

2011 The American Bar Association (ABA) - Senior Lawyers

Division - Sections of Litigation & Dispute Resolution

“International Law Associate”

2011 The International Bar Association (IBA)-

Senior Lawyers Committee - Sections of Litigation,

Arbitration, Dispute Resolution & Mediation

“Solicitor”

2003 The Cairo Regional Centre for

International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA)

“Member”

2003 The Arab Lawyers Union (ALU)

“Member”

2003 The Egyptian Bar Association (EBA)

“Appellate Lawyer”

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

2011 Diploma in Legal Translation “Contracts”,

Cambridge Training College (CTC), Britain- United Kingdom.

2003 LLB,

Faculty of Law “English Section”, Cairo University- Egypt,

Grade: Good.

1999 ElManar Islamic Language High School (MILS), ElMohandseen, Giza- Egypt

PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS

2016 Participant,

Second Interactive Workshop - DIAC 40 - Young Practitioners Group-

Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), Dubai- UAE

2015 Participant,

Training Course in DIFC Courts’ Procedures-

DIFC Courts, in collaboration with Thomson Reuters, Dubai- UAE

2014 Participant,

Training Course about the right of the Injured in the Insurance Contract-

Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI), Dubai- UAE

2014 Participant,

Training Course about Governmental Departments’ Contracts

& how to control them,

Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI), Dubai- UAE

2009 Participant,

Advanced Training Course in Arbitration-

Legal Consultations, Researches & Training Center,

Faculty of Law, Cairo University- Egypt

2007 Participant,

Special Training Course in The Field of Human Rights,

Affiliated to The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, United Nations

Development Programme “UNDP”, Project of Supporting

Abilities in The Field of Human Rights, Cairo- Egypt

RESEARCH & REPORTS

Prepared a research on Civil Legal Capacity “In accordance with the Egyptian Civil Law”.

SPECIAL SKILLS

Language

• Arabic is the native language.

• Fluent in spoken and written English “Full Professional Proficiency”.

Computer Skills

• Excellent knowledge of Internet, Office, MS Word & MS Excel.

• Typing Skills: 40 WPM in both English & Arabic.

PERSONAL DATA

Date of Birth: July 26, 1982

Place of Birth: Salmiyah, Kuwait.

Nationality: Egyptian.

Marital Status: Married.

Military Status: Exempted.

Holding a UAE Driving License



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