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Ahmed Abdelnabi

Associate - Litigation

EMAIL ahmed.abdelnabi@horizlaw.ae
CONTACT +971 4 354 4444

Ahmed is an associate in our litigation team and specialises in litigation, commercial and dispute resolution matters.  Having practiced in both the UAE and Egypt, Ahmed knows the Middle East market and the complexities it brings for litigations for both international and local clients.

A bilingual litigator, Ahmed has extensive experience providing legal advice to Middle Eastern clients in civil and commercial litigations and arbitrations as leading counsel. In a previous role, Ahmed handled all English speaking clients across all matters as he was the only one able to do so.

Fluent in both Arabic and English, Ahmed obtained his Bachelors of Law from Alexandria University in Egypt. He has previously interned for six months under the former deputy prosecutor, Ahmed Hosny’s law firm in Alexandria Egypt.

Ahmed's recent experience includes advising: 

  • A far eastern holding company in its complexed AED 80m dispute against a UAE based developer for its failure to construct the purchased units. The dispute was resolved under DIAC arbitration rules.
  • A European investors in their dispute with another European investor revolving around two investment agreements worth of AED 49m each divided. The first was under the jurisdiction of the DIFC Courts, and the second was under the jurisdiction of the Dubai Court.
  • A local commercial agent in its, legally complexed, dispute against its foreign principal. The dispute was oil & gas related, and despite the mandatory rule of local courts jurisdiction and the void arbitration clause, the dispute was eventually arbitrated under the DIAC arbitration rules due to a wrongful res judicata local court award that dismissed the case for lack of jurisdiction.
  • A government energy-related entity on its obligations under an expired agreement, and its duty to pay the outstanding amounts of AED 400m that stemmed out of such agreement after its expiry.
  • A government energy-related entity on its AED 1.3b dispute with a global contractor which revolved around the construction of a globally recognised sustainability project in the UAE.
Expertise
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Commerical Disputes
  • Civil and Commercial 

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