Alsuwaidi & Company

Family Groups

Alsuwaidi & Company supports the region’s leading family offices and their businesses

Combining our multidisciplinary approach with the nuanced understanding of the UAE and a full service business law firm, Alsuwaidi & Company’s Family Office practice advises ultra-high-net-worth individuals on establishing and operating family offices in the region. Our lawyers are familiar with the formation of family office structures, and can assist with estate and succession planning.  We handle dispositon, merger, and acquisition family offices, as well as co-investment deals involving other family offices or investors.

With family offices operating multiple businesses within niche sectors, we are able to support such offices across their business services  – providing a seamless legal service that puts their business interest first. This includes assisting with any real estate transaction, construction agreements or any personal property acquisitions. We are able to advise on the purchase, sale and leasing of boats, aircrafts and other assets.

Our dispute resolution team offer a complementary service to support our Family office Practice should matters turn contentious. In addition to full representation before the UAE courts, DIFC, ADGM, we also offer arbitration services should more discrete dispute resolution be required.


Alsuwaidi & Company’s local Litigation practice is recognised by Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500.

“What the team is known for Strong litigation practice group licensed to operate in all the UAE courts, including the federal and DIFC Courts, as well as the Dubai judicial system up to and including the Court of Cassation. The firm is particularly noted for its ability in cases involving the governments of the UAE and is equally well versed in financial, insurance and maritime disputes. Also possesses a noteworthy white-collar crime practice, with expertise in commercial fraud claims, and retains experts in employment and oil and gas matters.”
Chambers & Partners, 2021

“Mohammed Alsuwaidi is most noted for his work as local counsel, and has many years of experience concerning matters in the oil and gas sector. He also leads matters in the local courts for major companies in the banking and real estate industries, including assistance with the enforcement of arbitral awards. A well-recognised figure in commercial litigation, he is also active as an arbitrator.”
Chambers & Partners, 2021

“A client found the team to be ‘a respectable name in the courts and in front of the judges’”.
Chambers & Partners, 2021

“A client said ‘ They provide personal service and are friendly and cooperative to work with.’”
Legal 500, 2021

“A client said ‘They have always replied promptly and in detail regarding any queries, provided immediate automatic updates for ongoing legal work and have achieved perfect outcomes.’”
Legal 500, 2021

Runner up in the Asian Legal Business, 2021 Litigation Law Firm of the Year, and UAE Law Firm of the Year.

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