Areas of Practice

Founded in 1984, Habib Al Mulla and Partners has established itself as a leading legal force in the United Arab Emirates, serving both domestic and international clients with comprehensive legal counsel.

Led by Dr. Habib Al Mulla, a distinguished legal luminary who played a pivotal role in modernizing the UAE’s legal framework to align with international best practices, the firm boasts unparalleled expertise in navigating the region’s intricate legal landscape.

Our expert team, operating from our Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Istanbul offices, possesses a deep understanding of the regulatory frameworks governing the diverse business sectors within the UAE. This enables us to craft bespoke legal strategies that optimize operational efficiency and empower our clients to thrive in the region’s dynamic environment.

We are renowned for our proficiency in managing the complexities of transnational business engagements, seamlessly guiding clients through the challenges arising from the intersection of international commerce and complex legal jurisdictions. As a full-service law firm, we cover a broad spectrum of practice areas, including dispute resolution, banking and finance, construction, real estate, commercial law, employment, tax, and more.

Beyond expertise, we are driven by a deep commitment to our clients’ success. We strive to build enduring partnerships, providing responsive and proactive counsel that anticipates their needs and exceeds their expectations.

In a constantly evolving legal landscape, our firm remains at the forefront, adapting to changes and emerging trends. This adaptability, coupled with our unwavering dedication to our clients’ success, makes us a trusted legal advisor and an invaluable asset to businesses operating in diverse sectors and jurisdictions.

The role of a lawyer is not merely to represent his client in the court. It goes far more and much deeper by understanding the client’s concerns, weighing the pros and cons of any action, building a practical, efficient and coastwise strategy. And achieving the goals that the client wishes to fulfil.

Dr. Habib Al Mulla – Founder





2,500+ Clients


Dispute Resolution

Established in 1984

At Habib Al Mulla and Partners, our expertise transcends traditional legal counsel, grounded in a deep-seated commitment to our clients’ success. For nearly four decades, we have been a cornerstone of legal excellence across the United Arab Emirates and the broader Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Our firm is renowned for delivering tailored, strategic legal solutions that address the complex needs of a diverse clientele, ranging from local enterprises to international conglomerates.

Our approach is both proactive and comprehensive. We strive to forge enduring partnerships with our clients, offering legal advice that anticipates future challenges and leverages opportunities to exceed expectations. Whether it involves navigating intricate legal disputes, structuring significant financial deals, managing sophisticated real estate transactions, or advising on stringent regulatory compliance, our goal remains consistent: to provide personalized, effective legal guidance aligned with our clients’ strategic objectives.

Unwavering dedication to excellence and client success

Our team’s deep understanding of the region’s dynamic legal landscape enables us to cater to the nuanced needs of each client with precision and foresight. The breadth of industries we serve—from finance and real estate to technology and healthcare—illustrates our adaptability and commitment to addressing the evolving legal challenges our clients face.

Key Contacts

Our team of seasoned legal professionals has been pivotal in shaping the firm’s trajectory as a leader in the MENA region. Their extensive knowledge of the unique legal landscapes of these areas enables us to devise strategies that are not only tailored to the specific needs of our clients but also effective in achieving their business goals. This expertise spans a variety of practice areas, including corporate law, financial services, real estate, construction, technology, and healthcare, among others.

Through our sustained leadership and dedication to understanding both the broad strokes and finer details of the MENA region’s legal environment, we continue to provide unmatched legal services that not only meet but exceed the expectations of those we serve.

Dr. Habib Al Mulla

Dr. Habib Al Mulla


Mohamed El Khatib

Mohamed El Khatib

Principal Partner - Head of Disputes

Amir Alkhaja

Amir Alkhaja

Managing Partner

Sally Kotb

Sally Kotb


Articles & Papers

Explore our curated collection of articles, briefings, and commentaries designed to illuminate the evolving legal frameworks and judicial interpretations across the MENA region. Our insights are derived directly from our team of seasoned legal professionals who are not merely observers but active contributors to the legal community. With their extensive experience and expertise, they provide thoughtful analysis and valuable perspectives, ensuring that our readers are well-informed about the complexities and nuances of the legal world in this dynamic region.

At Habib Al Mulla and Partners, we believe that our employees are the foundation of our success. We are always looking for talented, passionate individuals to join our team and help us achieve our goals.

Our innovative Careers Center offers a suite of features designed to make applying for positions as smooth and efficient as possible.

Habib Al Mulla Academy

The academy aims to qualify and train a generation of legal professionals capable of keeping up with the latest developments in the legal world. This is achieved through offering training programs, workshops, and seminars that equip them with the tools to compete and excel. Additionally, the academy aims to spread legal awareness among the community through modern communication methods.