We are Luqman Legal

Luqman Legal Advocates & Legal Consultants was established in 2004 as the first modern law firm in Yemen. Through the provision of exceptional legal consultancy, international arbitration and litigation, the firm has become the premier choice of clients seeking international quality and professional legal services in Yemen. Members of the firm have specialized expertise in diversified legal fields and systems, arising from qualifications obtained from recognized Eastern and Western institutions enabling them to deliver their expertise in Arabic, English and French. This enables the firm to best serve its clients through its local legal and cultural knowledge, in addition to its cross border intellect with the required international legal and cultural perspectives.
The firm is the exclusive member of the Employment Law Alliance, the largest network of international employment lawyers in the world. It was the first in Yemen to be listed by Legal 500 and was ranked by Chambers and Partners since its inception.

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Practice Areas

Arbitration

Arbitration

In general, the judicial system in Yemen is widely considered to be bureaucratic and under-qualified. For this reason, we encourage...
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Banking & Finance

Banking & Finance

Today, the firm’s lawyers have expertise in specific areas of banking law including International and Islamic Banking. With respect to...
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Civil and Commercial Litigation

Civil and Commercial Litigation

Luqman Legal is one of the few law firms in Yemen offering high quality legal consultancy as well as litigation...
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Construction and Real Estate

Construction and Real Estate

The firm has profound experience in all legal aspects relating to construction and real estate development. The firm provides the...
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Corporate and Commercial

Corporate and Commercial

The firm represents a number of local and international clients operating in Yemen and provides professional advice and assistance in...
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Employment & Labour

Employment & Labour

Luqman Legal is the exclusive member of the Employment Law Alliance in Yemen – the largest network of internationally recognised...
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Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

In March 1999, Yemen became a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and is now revising its laws...
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Investment & Free zone

Investment & Free zone

The firm assists its clients in the formation of corporations and partnerships between local and foreign partners as well as...
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Maritime

Maritime

Aden in the south of Yemen dominates Bab Al-Mandab which is an important strategic seaport that joins The Arabian Sea,...
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Oil & Gas

Oil & Gas

The firm offers unique expertise in the field of oil & gas. It represents some of the largest oil &...
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Taxation

Taxation

The tax system in Yemen is complex compared to other Middle Eastern jurisdictions. It is governed by two principal laws,...
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Translation

Translation

Luqman Translation was the first translation firm established in Northern Yemen in 1970 by the late Hamza Luqman. It was...
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FIRM’S MISSION

We do not meet clients’ expectations; we beat them

Transaction Highlights

Appointed as an expert witness on Yemen Law in a multimillion arbitration conducted under the rules of the Stockholm Chambers of Commerce (SCC)

Provided significant Yemen legal advice relating to oil and gas, and submitted expert statements in a number of industry related arbitrations under ICSID, UNCITRAL and ICC

Appointed by the IFC to advise on the drafting of a lease law for Yemen which was ratified by Yemen’s Parliament

Provided significant advice and legal assistance to a group of international banks and finance institutions in respect of financing the first mining project for minerals in Yemen

Provided comprehensive legal advice and due diligence to the largest Yemeni local bank in its acquisition of all the assets and liabilities of a foreign bank in Yemen

Provided comprehensive advice and legal assistance to Dubai Ports World relating to their joint venture and concession with the Yemen Government to develop and manage Aden Port and Container Terminals

Provided significant legal advice to the International Finance Corporation and Norton Rose in respect of the first IPP Transaction in Yemen

Provided comprehensive legal advice and due diligence to one of the largest international tobacco companies in the world in respect of their acquisition of the largest local tobacco business

Provided comprehensive legal advice to Zurich Insurance regarding insurance business related legislation in Yemen

Acted as the local counsel for the International Finance Corporation and the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector in their various Islamic finance Transactions

Represented BP and Shell in all their legal requirements to accomplish their exit from Yemen and the transfer of their assets and employees to local entities

Represented various clients in their arbitration claims under GAFTA Rules

International Awards

WINNER OF THE 2013 CORPORATE INTL MAGAZINE LEGAL AWARD
Employment Law Firm of the Year in Yemen.
WINNER OF THE ACQ (ACQUISITION FINANCE) GLOBAL AWARD 2013
As the Yemeni top Corporate Law Firm of the Year 2013.
M&A AWARD
Acquisition International’s 2013 M&A Award.
WINNER OF THE CORPORATE INTL MAGAZINE LEGAL AWARD
Full Service Law Firm of the Year in Yemen 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014.
THE FIRST YEMENI FIRM TO BE LISTED BY THE LEGAL 500.
LEGAL COMPREHENSIVE LAW AWARDS.
Corporate & Commercial Law Firm of the Year – 2015
INTERNATIONAL FUND AWARDS.
Most Respected Legal Advisory Firm of the Year (Yemen) – 2014