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The firm: Luqman Legal Advocates & Legal Consultants was established in 2004 as the first modern law firm in Yemen. It is the exclusive member of the Employment Law Alliance, the largest network of international employment lawyers in the world. The firm was the first in Yemen to be listed in The Legal 500 and a Band 1 firm on Chambers and Partners.
Through the provision of exceptional legal consultancy, international arbitration, and litigation, the firm has become the premier choice of clients seeking international quality and professional legal services in Yemen.
Members of the firm have specialized expertise in diversified legal fields and systems, arising from qualifications obtained from recognized Eastern and Western institutions. They offer their expertise in Arabic, English, and French.
This enables the firm to best serve its clients through its local legal and cultural knowledge, in addition to its cross-border intellect with the required international legal and cultural perspectives.
Firm’s mission: We do not meet clients’ expectations; we beat them.
Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance
Construction & Real Estate
Corporate & Commercial
Employment & Labor
Investment & Freezone
Oil & Gas
- Appointed as an expert witness on Yemen Law in a multi-million arbitration conducted under the rules of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC).
- Provided significant legal advice relating to oil and gas, and submitted expert statements in a number of industry-related arbitrations under ICSID, UNCITRAL, and ICC.
- Appointed by the IFC to advise on the drafting of a lease law for Yemen which was ratified by the Parliament.
- Provided significant advice and legal assistance to a group of international banks and finance institutions in respect of financing the first mining project for minerals in Yemen.
- Provided comprehensive advice on the acquisition of oil companies.
- Provided comprehensive legal advice and due diligence to the largest local bank in its acquisition of all the assets and liabilities of a foreign bank.
- Provided Comprehensive advice and legal assistance to Dubai Ports World relating to their joint venture and concession with the Yemen Government to develop and manage Aden Port and Container Terminals.
- Provided significant legal advice to the International Finance Corporation and Norton Rose in respect of the first IPP project in Yemen.
- Provided comprehensive legal advice and due diligence to one of the largest international tobacco companies in the world in respect of their acquisition of the largest local tobacco business.
- Provided comprehensive legal advice to Zurich Insurance regarding insurance business-related legislation.
- Acted as the local counsel for the International Finance Corporation and the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector in their various Islamic finance projects.
- Represented BP and Shell in all their legal requirements to accomplish their exit from Yemen and the transfer of their assets and employees to local entities.
Meet The Team(s)
Staff FiguresAt this address : 6 In this country : 6 Worldwide : 6
LanguagesArabic English French
MembershipsIBA (International Bar Association) Employment Law Alliance Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) AIA (Association for International Arbitration) Chambers and Partners Associated Lawyers (International law firms network and directory)
Luqman Legal Advocates & Legal Consultants was established in 2004 as the first modern law firm in Yemen. It is the exclusive member of the Employment Law Alliance, the largest network of international employment lawyers in the world. The firm was the first in Yemen to be listed in Legal 500 and a Band 1 firm on Chambers and Partners.
Through the provision of exceptional legal consultancy, international arbitration and litigation, the firm has become the premier choice of clients seeking international quality and professional legal services in Yemen.
Members of the firm have specialized expertise in diversified legal fields and systems, arising from qualifications obtained from recognized Eastern and Western institutions. They offer their expertise in Arabic, English and French.
This enables the firm to best serve its clients through its local legal and cultural knowledge, in addition to its cross border intellect with the required international legal and cultural perspectives.
Firms Mission: We do not meet clients expectations; we beat them.
Our Expertise include Arbitration, Banking & Finance, Civil and Commercial Litigation, Construction and Real Estate, Employment & Labour, Intellectual Property, Investment & Free zone, Maritime, Oil & Gas and Taxation.
Abdulla Luqman – Managing Partner
Abdulla Luqman is the founder and Managing Partner of Luqman Legal Advocates and Legal Consultants. He is an internationally recognized advocate/arbitrator holding three degrees from the UK and a former legal consultant at Al Tamimi and Richards Butler. He advises the largest multinationals throughout the globe, and focuses on international arbitration, commercial, Islamic finance, litigation and oil & gas. He regularly participates in complex international commercial arbitration under the ICC, UNCITRAL, ICSID, and GAFTA Rules. Abdulla is a member of the International Bar Association, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Yemen Bar Association, UAE Jurists Association, Royal School of Science and the Guide Dog Adventure Group.
Abdulla Luqman approaches his work with the level of meticulousness and high quality thats expected by top international clients and he is an influential player in the market who is setting immensely high standards of service (Chambers and Partners).
Osama Ali Rasaa Partner
Osama Ali Rasaa is a bilingual partner holding two degrees from the UK. He started his career as a Legal Assistant at the Ministry of Legal Affairs in Sanaa (Yemen) where he was involved in several international arbitrations between the Government of Yemen and foreign investors under ICC, UNCITRAL and ICSID. In 2012, Mr Rasaa joined Luqman
THE LEGAL 500 EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA 2019
Legal as a Legal Consultant and his practice areas include arbitration (with focus on oil and gas), corporate & commercial, maritime, telecommunication and unique expertise in labour law and employment affairs.
Chambers & Partners (2017)
“This estimable firm represents a prominent international client base, including companies such as APR Energy, DHL and Etihad Airways, as well as representatives of various international organisations. The firm is recent work includes advising on force majeure claims and labour disputes involving employment termination. In addition to providing due diligence and regulatory services, the team also acts on international arbitrations.
Abdulla Luqman has extensive experience handling a broad range of corporate and employment matters. Highlighted for the depth of his legal analysis, sources stress that he has the spirit of working on a global level.”
Chambers & Partners (2016)
“This well-established firm advises on the full range on legal issues and routinely co-operates with international law firms to act on multi-jurisdictional disputes and projects. The team is recent experience includes advising on a highly complex construction dispute and acting as local counsel on an international arbitration. It continues to benefit from strong links with Dubai-based law firm Alsuwaidi & Company.
Abdulla Farouk Luqman is praised by clients for having a clear and confident knowledge of Yemeni law and being fast and efficient. As well as having expertise in Yemeni corporate law, Abdulla is often called upon to assist with international arbitration.”
Chambers & Partners (2015)
“This firm remains an important player with international clients, advising various companies on corporate and commercial matters relating to their business in Yemen. The team has maintained its activity in the oil and gas sector, and has expanded into the field of aviation. Meanwhile, litigation and arbitration has increased, and employment law continues to be an area of expertise useful to international clients. The firm is continuing association with UAE firm Al Suwaidi & Company also gives it access to extra regional resources.
Abdulla Farouk Luqman is commended by international clients for being a pleasure to work with and always available, even at short notice.”
Chambers & Partners (2014)
This team has grown over the past year, and now offers the services of five full-time lawyers. Clients can also call on the team is broader regional resources thanks to its association with UAE firm Al Suwaidi & Company. The practice has been highly active in the oil and gas sector, representing clients in a number of related arbitrations, and has also advised names from the telecoms and real estate industries on commercial issues. International law firms call on its assistance for a range of matters, including employment, M&A transactions and immigration. Highly satisfied clients assert that the advice has been invaluable. Abdulla Farouk Luqman is commended for his exemplary transactional expertise and his very good commercial sense.”