Abdulla Luqman is the Managing Partner of Luqman Legal, Advocates & Legal Consultants. The firm focuses on providing international quality standards in advocacy and legal consultancy to international clients inside and outside Yemen, in addition to providing advisory service to a number of Government ministries and organizations. Abdulla has considerable international experience, having worked in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and Yemen. Abdulla completed his BSc in Mathematics from Imperial College, London. He started his career with Unilever Arabia Group of Companies in Jeddah and Dubai as a Business Research Manager. In 1996, Luqman joined the University of Kent in the UK where he completed his LLB. He then trained with Richards Butler International Law Firm in London, and then joined Al Tamimi & Company Law Firm in Dubai as a Legal Consultant. In 2004, he merged with Al Suwaidi & Company in the UAE to form Luqman Legal in Yemen.
He specializes in Corporate and Commercial law, Real Estates, Oil & Gas, Maritime and Arbitration, with special focus on Islamic finance and international commercial agreements. His main clients include BP, Citibank Corp, DP World, Etihad Airways, International Finance Corporation, Occidental Petroleum, P & I Clubs and a number of international law firms (Bryan Cave, Baker & McKenzie, Clyde & Co, Herbert Smith, Simons & Simons, etc). He also represents a number of Yemeni government ministries and organisations such as the Ministry of Legal Affairs, Ministry of Oil and Minerals, Ministry of Electricity & Energy and the General Investment Authority.
- Ranked as a top Yemeni lawyer by Chambers and Partners, an independent UK organization for ranking lawyers worldwide.
- The winner of the Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award "˜Full Service Advisory law firm of the Year in the Republic of Yemen.
- Member of the Yemen Bar Association.
- Member of the International Bar Association.
- Member of the British Adventure Group, UK.
Ranked by Chambers & Partners as the # 1 law firm in Yemen, Luqman Legal is a branch of Al Suwaidi & Company, the UAE-based law firm with offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Ajman. Lawyers of the firm are multi-lingual and familiar with US, European and Arabian cultures and legal systems. This enables them to bridge cultural and legal differences to best serve their clients. The firm in Yemen is listed on the Legal 500 and represents a number of leading international and multinational clients. These include Arab Radio & Television Broadcasting, BP, Citibank Group, Islamic Corporation for Development, International Finance Corporation, Occidental Middle East, Shell International, plus a number of the largest international law firms and shipping P&I Clubs. Lawyers of the Firm are actively involved in different seminars, legal discussions, lecturing and legal publications. The Firm's mission is to provide international quality professional services to its clients in all its practice markets. Its ultimate goal is to protect its clients interests and assist them to effectively achieve their business and corporate goals.
Firm Practice Areas
Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Banking and Finance, Civil and Commercial Litigation, Construction and Real Estate, Corporate and Commercial, Employment and Labour Law, Investment Laws and Related Projects, Industrial and Intellectual Property, Maritime, Oil and Gas, Taxation