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Mohammed Abbas

Mohammed Abbas

Senior Associate


+971 4 429 2999

Mohammed is a Senior Associate in our Dispute Resolution team in Dubai with experience advising clients on legal proceedings in relation to both the onshore local Courts and the common law DIFC Courts, in addition to advising on UNICITRAL, ICC and LCIA arbitral proceedings.

Mohammed regularly acts for clients in respect of a broad of range commercial disputes, including shareholder disputes, white-collar crime, commercial fraud, Insolvency, AML, distributorships, sponsorship agreements, Insurance claims, employment and  property disputes. He also specializes in advising on the service and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards and judgments in the UAE.

With experience in both common law and civil law jurisdictions, Mohammed advises on complex cross-border disputes from a holistic point of view, working with and advising counsel globally in relation to foreign arbitration and court proceedings in the local Dubai Courts.

Prior to joining Hadef & Partners, Mohammed trained at a commercial firm in Australia where he assisted on a cross-border enforcement case that was heard in the High Court of Australia.

Mohammed holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law  from a Red Brick university and a Masters in Commercial Law. He was admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria as an Australian Lawyer in 2018.

In 2021, Mohammed was shortlisted for the Middle East Legal Awards Most Promising Newcomer Award.


  • “Mohammed Abbas handled our case with absolute care and diligence dealing with a partnership dispute. They had many good ideas on how to proceed and ultimately their strategy worked perfectly and the case was settled to our absolute satisfaction – better than anything we expected when we started it.”

    Legal 500, 2022

  • Shortlisted for Most Promising Newcomer Award - Private Practice 2021

    BY : The Middle East Legal Awards

    Lawyer : Mohammed Abbas