Firm Profile > OGH Legal > Dubai, United Arab Emirates

OGH Legal
United Arab Emirates

Dispute resolution: local litigation Tier 2

At OGH Legal, Mohamed Elghatit (formerly of Hogan Lovells (United Arab Emirates) LLP), Sherif Hikal and Omar Al Omar handle complex commercial cases before the Arabic language courts, with a number of cases involving asset tracing and civil fraud and sometimes crossing over with the firm's arbitration expertise.


‘The team combines extensive common law and civil law litigation experience which makes them an ideal choice in jurisdictions such as Dubai where there is a significant interplay between those two types of systems.’

‘Mohamed ElGhatit brings significant experience and is also very commercial. He has extensive experience in large common law litigation but also brings civil law experience and expertise.’

‘OGH maintains a personal approach by ensuring that the in-house teams instructing them are involved in strategy devising of their respective matters, while maintaining ownership of the work.’

‘Sherif Haikal demonstrates deep insight of the law as well as the practical aspects including judicial tendencies and trends.’

‘Mohamed ElGhatit who has a unique set of skills when it comes to constructing intelligible and concise legal opinions.’

Key clients

BT Middle East


Al Khayyat Investments

Imdaad Yes

DMC Steel


Libya Africa Investment Portfolio

Amanat Holding

McLaren Construction

Al Futtaim


Evolvence Capital





Al Ghurair

OGH Legal is a UAE-based boutique dispute resolution firm, delivering UAE law expertise with international service standards. Founded by expert UAE litigation practitioners, it provides legal services across a diverse range of sectors, with a focus on high quality client service.

Lawyers at OGH Legal are local court practitioners who provide unique local expertise alongside a true understanding of working with regional and international corporates, as well as international law firms.

OGH Legal prides itself on providing clients with a personal service, never compromising on quality. With a wealth of expertise and proven commercial awareness, OGH Legal is able to offer innovative solutions to complex business issues, tailormade for the local legal and procedural regime.

Working with international firms

The firm works and has excellent relationships with many of the global firms based in the UAE, as well as firms who do not have a regional or local presence. It acts both as local counsel on UAE Court litigations as well as local law co-counsel in arbitration.

So far this year, OGH Legal has been involved in more than a dozen high value cases in local courts lead by international law firms. Three of these are amongst in excess of AED 1 billion. The firm’s work showcases how OGH Legal works efficiently alongside international firms as local counsel and also ‘behind the scenes’ as local law experts.

Areas of practice

The firm’s experience spans a number of sectors, with special expertise in construction, supply chain and general commercial, shipping, real estate, power, hospitality, and banking. Our lawyers also have considerable experience in TMT, distributor/agent & principle relations as well as aviation, and oil and gas.

In addition, the firm has a very strong investigation (and white collar) practice lead by a former Public Prosecutor.

The firm is growing its sports and IP disputes practices.

Department Name Email Telephone
Founder & Managing Partner Mohamed ElGhatit +971 4 380 8838
Founder & Managing Partner Sherif Hikal +971 4 380 8838
Photo Name Position Profile
 Mohamed Elghatit photo Mohamed Elghatit
 Sherif Hikal  photo Sherif Hikal
Partner : 4
Fee-earner : 10
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