Mohammed R Alsuwaidi
Chairman, Founding Partner
Dispute Resolution, Litigation and Arbitration
Mohammed Alsuwaidi is Founding Partner and Chairman of Alsuwaidi & Company. He is a dispute resolution lawyer specialising in arbitration. He has been appointed as an arbitrator on more than 70 arbitrations to date; and is also called upon as a UAE law expert on international arbitrations.
Mohammed Alsuwaidi is Founding Partner and Chairman of Alsuwaidi & Company. Prior to founding Alsuwaidi & Company, Mohammed was the Head of Legal at Emirates General Petroleum Corporation. Over the past two decades, Mohammed has carved an enviable arbitration practice, supporting reputable names in the GCC and beyond.
Mohammed’s career is firmly rooted in the UAE. He is a prominent and learned professional in UAE law and has been called upon as a UAE law expert on numerous international arbitrations. To date, he has been appointed as an arbitrator on more than 70 arbitrations.
His commitment to the legal industry has been strong throughout his career. He was Vice Chairman of the Jurist Association in the UAE, was President of the Organization of Young Arab Lawyers, Deputy Chairman of the UAE Jurists Association and a former Board Member of the Human Rights Association in the UAE.
Today, Mohammed holds numerous memberships with established, international arbitration associations, and he is a licensed arbitrator in the International Islamic Centre for Reconciliation and Arbitration. He is highly networked and holds various offices which include, Vice President of Dubai Swiss Business Council, Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of Ajman Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Centre (Ajman Chamber of Commerce).
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Mohammed holds a Masters of Laws (LLM) from Boston University; and a Bachelors of Law (LLB) from the UAE University. He was admitted to all Courts of the UAE in 1986 and founded Alsuwaidi and Company in 1996. Mohammed is fluent in both Arabic and English.
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Ranked lawyer with Chambers & Partners 2020, and 2021
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.”
Runner up in the Asian Legal Business Award for Managing Partner of the Year, 2021
Legal 500 2020: “Mohammed Alsuwaidi is committed and supportive.”
Legal 500 2020: “Mohammed Alsuwaidi and Ali Alraessi, both of whom are locally qualified with rights of audience, are key contacts in the team.“