Our Expertise

Arbitration

In general, the judicial system in Yemen is widely considered to be bureaucratic and under-qualified. For this reason, we encourage clients to identify areas of conflict and disputes during contract negotiation as a preventive measure. Upon occurrence of disputes, we provide structured mediation to assist parties to avoid lengthy and expensive litigation proceedings, and encourage them to preserve and resume their commercial relationships…

 

Banking & Finance

Today, the firm’s lawyers have expertise in specific areas of banking law including International and Islamic Banking. With respect to commercial banking, the Firm provides professional advice and assistance to its clients in all their day-to-day legal needs as well as sophisticated lending structures and other financial transactions. Typical transactions include loan agreements, collateral contracts and debt management. The Firm also provides professional advice…

 

Civil and Commercial Litigation

Luqman Legal is one of the few law firms in Yemen offering high quality legal consultancy as well as litigation across all courts under the same roof. The work of the firm’s advocates begins at the early stage of an emerging dispute. If litigation is imminent, the firm provides its clients with advice on the particularities of litigation, the likely outcome of a law suit, and advice on the chances of amicable settlement or any other possible resolution…

 

Construction and Real Estate

The firm has profound experience in all legal aspects relating to construction and real estate development. The firm provides the full range of legal services required to structure and negotiate agreements with developers, architects, project managers, contractors, tenants and other parties, in addition to providing assistance in obtaining construction permits. in the past few years, the firm was under great demand due to the ongoing infrastructure development in Yemen…

 

Employment & Labour

Luqman Legal is the exclusive member of the Employment Law Alliance in Yemen – the largest network of internationally recognised employment law attorneys in the world – www.employmentlawalliance.com
Employees in Yemen are protected from termination by Statute. The relationship between employers and employees is governed by the provisions of the Yemeni Labour Law No (5) of 1995. The law can be described as primitive compared to other jurisdictions… 

 

 

Intellectual Property

In March 1999, Yemen became a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and is now revising its laws with WIPO guidance. In July 2000, Yemen’s application to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) was approved as an observer.In this context, the firm offers a diversified range of IP services ranging from the enforcement of industrial and intellectual property rights such as patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade names and know-how, to the negotiation of complex industrial and intellectual property transactions. …

 

Investment & Free zone

The firm assists its clients in the formation of corporations and partnerships between local and foreign partners as well as wholly owned foreign entities and branch offices. It advises on the regulatory and registration requirements of Aden Free Zone and other investment zones, and handles all legal aspects of setting up the appropriate corporate structure. Professional assistance is provided to formulate the most advantageous structure for the client’s domestic and international business…

 

Maritime

Aden in the south of Yemen dominates Bab Al-Mandab which is an important strategic seaport that joins The Arabian Sea, Red Sea and Gulf of Aden with long history of sea trade. In addition, Yemen has other important seaports such as Al-Mukalla on the Gulf of Aden, and, Hodaidah, Makha and Salif on the Red Sea. This strategic geographic location has put Luqman Legal under growing demand to provide professional advice in commercial contracts…

 

Oil & Gas

The firm offers unique expertise in the field of oil & gas. It represents some of the largest oil & gas companies in all their legal affairs. These include negotiating PSA’s with governments, advising on regulatory matters, taxation and social security, employment disputes, litigation and mergers and acquisitions. Members of the firm are very active in oil and gas arbitrations and are regularly instructed to submit witness statements and testimonies before the various international tribunals…

 

Taxation

The tax system in Yemen is complex compared to other Middle Eastern jurisdictions. It is governed by two principal laws, The Income Tax Law and The General Sales Tax Law (GST). The Income Tax Law includes corporate profits, personal income tax (salaries & wages), real estate tax, and tax on net income for noncommercial and non-industrial professions. The Firm provides tax consultancy services in respect of the above tax laws, in addition to advising on social security and pensions…

 

Translation

Luqman Translation was the first translation firm established in Northern Yemen in 1970 by the late Hamza Luqman. It was the only translation firm admitted by foreign embassies and UN organisations. The firm provides translation services for all range of documents, including those requiring legal certification. Since all documents filed before any public authorities or courts in Yemen are required to be in Arabic, we assist our foreign clients by providing such service under the same roof. Our Translation team delivers quality …