Areas of Practice

The Firm

Habib Al Mulla and Partners has established a stellar international reputation for providing outstanding legal services to companies and individuals conducting business in the United Arab Emirates.

Legal Excellence, Rooted in Experience

Founded in 1984, Habib Al Mulla and Partners is a progressive law firm based in the United Arab Emirates, renowned for its deep expertise in the region’s legal system.

Under the leadership of Dr. Habib Al Mulla, who has been instrumental in modernizing the UAE’s legal framework, the firm offers extensive services across Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Istanbul. With profound knowledge of the regulatory environments and a commitment to customizing legal strategies, the firm excels in handling complex transnational business engagements and a wide array of legal disciplines including dispute resolution, banking, finance, and more.

Our proactive and client-centered approach ensures that we remain adaptable and responsive to the evolving legal landscape, making us a trusted partner for a diverse clientele.

We are primarily recognized for expertise in regional and international arbitration matters covering numerous sectors but has also demonstrated significant legal success in multiple other practice areas. This makes Habib Al Mulla and Partners one of the most highly respected law firms in the UAE and Middle East.

The firm’s success is partly driven by its decades-long work helping the UAE modernise their laws to make them more compatible with international business and enhance participation in the global economy. In addition to drafting legislation and serving in an advisory role on regulatory development, Dr. Al Mulla and the firm were instrumental in developing the legal framework for the UAE’s first financial free zone, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).


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Dispute Resolution

Practicing out of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Istanbul, our 50-plus team of multi-disciplinary lawyers has unmatched expertise in navigating the legal complexities of cross-border business ventures. We strive to help our clients successfully meet all challenges that arise with the intersection of international business and multi-jurisdictional legal systems. We are a full-service practice specialising in dispute resolution, banking, construction, real estate, commercial, employment, taxation, and other economic interests.

Resolving Disputes with Decades of Proven Expertise

When business complications involve disputes, we provide expert dispute resolution services that are backed by decades of success in client representation before local and international dispute resolution panels.

As needed, we also represent clients with civil, commercial, and white-collar crime litigation services, with full rights to represent them before all UAE courts, Dubai International Finance Centre, Abu Dhabi Global Market, free zone authorities, and tribunals.

Within the business sectors and practice areas we serve, our client’s interests always come first. As such, our lawyers have a keen understanding of business operations covered by their distinct practice areas and keep close track of the rapid and transformative changes their clients face. We look forward to providing you with the best legal services in the UAE and helping your business thrive in the region.


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.