Banking-&-Finance Alsuwaidi & Company

We act for leading regional and international financial institutions including banks, corporate borrowers and issuers in a variety of transactions including corporate lending, project finance securitisation, Islamic finance, compliance with central bank instructions and debt restructuring.

“We represent a broad spectrum of clients including ‘high net worth’ individuals, global corporations and government institutions in all levels of courts in the UAE and DIFC.”

Banking and Finance Team

Suneer Kumar

Suneer Kumar

“Suneer Kumar has consistently impressed us with his commercial and practical approach to legal advice. We strongly recommend him as reliable and experienced lawyer in the UAE and wider region”.

Practice: Civil and commercial Litigation, Corporate-Commercial, Labor, Maritime and Insurance.

Experience: Suneer provided legal advisory services across corporate, commercial, employment, real estate, personal status and IT legal mandates and services for oil and gas clients. He has also advised various national and international clients on licensing, agency, distributorship and franchise agreements. Suneer has also incorporated more than 250 different types of entities in free zones, onshore and offshore for individuals, multinational corporations and juridical persons as well as advised and carried out restructuring of companies in different jurisdictions, mergers and acquisitions , liquidations of various companies in UAE and also advised UAE Liquidators and Global Liquidators of an International Bank( Under Liquidation) having branches in UAE.

Suneer also advised various prominent and leading family owned companies in UAE with diversified business activities in UAE and outside UAE on employment. He drafted employment contracts and advised various national, multinational companies and employees about UAE labor laws, regulatory frame works and HR Policies and settled many employment disputes and drafted settlement agreements for various multinational companies. Suneer is also a visiting professor at the University of Dubai lecturing on UAE labor law and has conducted various seminars for UAE employment law.

Moreover, Suneer also advised various local and international clients regarding different types of civil obligations in UAE and outside UAE. He has assisted the litigation team on disputes related to sale contracts of movable and immovable freehold properties, lease, plot sale and purchase, master community declaration, mortgage, loans, agency and other civil obligations. He also provided legal opinions for various legal issues to developers of projects and various construction companies with respect to the construction disputes due to breach of contractual obligations, delay in completion of the project, default and delay in payments and assisted legal team to enforce specific performance and recovery of outstanding payments and damages.

Memberships: Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa, Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Education: Chartered Institute of Arbitrator, UK (MCIArb); LL.M (University of London ); LL.M University of Bombay ; LL.B (University of Bombay); B.A (Bachelor of Economics) (University of Calicut )

Other Education / Training: Various seminars and arbitration trainings in UK, Germany and Dubai

Languages: Hindi, English.

Mohammed Lemine

Mohammed Lemine

Experience: Mohammed is qualified as a lawyer in Mauritania and he has joined Al Suwaidi & Company in 2000.

Practices:He handles a variety of civil,commercial,real estate, and criminal litigation including insurance (medical negligence, maritime and air transport,life insurance etc.), construction,labor and rental disputes.

He has also handled intellectual property disputes and arbitration. Mohammed also advises in various areas of commercial transactions.

Education: LLB from Mauritanian University

Memberships: Mauritanian Bar.

Languages:Arabic, French and English.

Ayman Khamis

Ayman Khamis

Practice: Islamic Banking and Finance, Litigation, Corporate and Commercial, Employment

Experience: Ayman has been involved in Islamic Finance since 1999.

He has an in-depth understanding of the Sharia issues that have driven and continue to drive the Islamic Finance.

He also had an extensive experience in dealing with a wide range of Islamic Finance products including both the retail and corporate sectors and covering UAE, GCC and international transactions.  He handled actual structuring of products as well as drafting documents in both English and Arabic.

Moreover, he has many years of experience in dealing with litigation matters and local advocates not only in the UAE but also in Oman, Saudi Arabia and Sudan.  He follows very carefully various Dubai court proceedings that may re-characterize Islamic finance Ijaras.

Ayman has much experience in dealing with a range of legal matters that relate to the day to day operations of the bank, such as opening of accounts for individual and corporate bodies, identifying their respective authorized signatories, letters of guarantee and credit, advising corporate on documents for structured and customized Sharia-compliant products, agreements between EIB and service-providers and agreements with developers of freehold properties, contractors, etc.