Testimonials

Chambers and Partners 2017


This estimable firm represents a prominent international client base, including companies such as APR Energy, DHL and Etihad Airways, as well as representatives of various international organisations. The firm’s recent work includes advising on force majeure claims and labour disputes involving employment termination. In addition to providing due diligence and regulatory services, the team also acts on international arbitrations.

Abdulla Luqman has extensive experience handling a broad range of corporate and employment matters. Highlighted for “the depth of his legal analysis,” sources stress that “he has the spirit of working on a global level.”

Chambers and Partners 2016

“This well-established firm advises on the full range on legal issues and routinely co-operates with international law firms to act on multi-jurisdictional disputes and projects. The team’s recent experience includes advising on a highly complex construction dispute and acting as local counsel on an international arbitration. It continues to benefit from strong links with Dubai-based law firm Al Suwaidi & Company.” Chambers and Partners
“Abdulla Farouk Luqman is praised by clients for having “a clear and confident knowledge of Yemeni law” and being “fast and efficient.” As well as having expertise in Yemeni corporate law, Abdulla is often called upon to assist with international arbitration.” Chambers and Partners 2016

Chambers and Partners 2015

“This firm remains an important player with international clients, advising various companies on corporate and commercial matters relating to their business in Yemen. The team has maintained its activity in the oil and gas sector, and has expanded into the field of aviation. Meanwhile, litigation and arbitration has increased, and employment law continues to be an area of expertise useful to international clients. The firm’s continuing association with UAE firm Al Suwaidi & Company also gives it access to extra regional resources.” Chambers and Partners
Abdulla Farouk Luqman is commended by international clients for being “a pleasure to work with and always available, even at short notice.” Chambers and Partners 2015

Chambers and Partners 2014

This team has grown over the past year, and now offers the services of five full-time lawyers. Clients can also call on the team’s broader regional resources thanks to its association with UAE firm Al Suwaidi & Company. The practice has been highly active in the oil and gas sector, representing clients in a number of related arbitrations, and has also advised names from the telecoms and real estate industries on commercial issues. International law firms call on its assistance for a range of matters, including employment, M&A transactions and immigration. Highly satisfied clients assert that “the advice has been invaluable”. Abdulla Farouk Luqman is commended for his exemplary transactional expertise and his “very good commercial sense.” Chambers and Partners 2014

Chambers and Partners 2013

Luqman Legal Advocates and Legal Consultants – In Association with Al Suwaidi & Company. This full-service commercial firm has a substantial presence in arbitration, Islamic finance, oil and gas, construction and maritime law. “The firm is well known for its strength, experience and expertise,” sources say. It is linked to UAE-based law firm Al Suwaidi & Company. Key partner Abdulla Farouk Luqman focuses mainly on work with foreign clients and is praised for his “international reach and wealth of experience.” Chambers and Partners 2013

Chambers and Partners 2012

This firm is a ‎branch of the UAE-based law firm Al Suwaidi & Company, ‎and as such offers a rare combination of foreign legal expertise and Yemeni local knowledge. It offers services in corporate and commercial law, real estate, oil and gas, Islamic finance and maritime law, in addition to litigation and arbitration in Yemen and beyond. Peers “have no hesitation in recommending” Abdulla Luqman, whom observers see as among the top commercial lawyers in the country. He has extensive experience working with international clients and was previously based in Dubai.” Chambers and Partners 2012

Chambers and Partners 2010

Al Suwaidi & Luqman (Luqman Legal) Advocates & Legal Consultants This “immensely proactive, knowledgeable firm” is part of the Emirates-based Al Suwaidi & Company, and therefore has access to outstanding resources. Over the past year the team has been busy with an array of financial, real estate and corporate matters, and it recently advised a consortium of financiers on a large metal mining project in Yemen. Clients praise the group for its “thorough understanding of the framework that is required by international companies investing in Yemen.” The foreign experience of the group’s lawyers, and the firm’s connections in the region, has attracted a substantial international client base. Sources say that Abdulla Luqman “approaches his work with the level of meticulousness and high quality that’s expected by top international clients” and praise him as an influential player in the market who is “setting immensely high standards of service.” Chambers and Partners 2010

Chambers and Partners 2008

The Firm:

With offices in Yemen, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, this UAE-based firm offers a multilingual service to international clients across a variety of areas. Clients praise the quality of work at the firm, recognising it as “a strong outfit in an often difficult jurisdiction.” The four-lawyer team consistently receives positive recommendations from clients and peers; these are reflected in the group’s workload, which includes many high-profile projects and finance deals.

The Lawyers:

Abdulla Luqman has impressed clients with his “great commercial awareness and professionalism.” Providing an “efficient, helpful and practical” service, his responsiveness and knowledge are particularly useful in the Yemeni jurisdiction, where he is “completely dedicated to his clients.”

Clients/Work Highlights:

The firm is primary legal counsel for Yemgas in the construction of the Yemen Liquefied Natural Gas Project. Diversified involvement also includes acting on a joint venture to establish a Yemeni domestic airline in 2007 and on the acquisition of a domestic bank on behalf of the Commercial Bank of Kuwait.

Chambers and Partners 2008

Chambers & Partners 2007

The Firm:

In conjunction with its Abu Dhabi and Dubai offices, this growing firm provides a broad, multilingual service across the Gulf. In Sana’a, the “helpful, responsive and quick” team of three full-time lawyers has been increasingly successful in attracting a client base of international companies and multilateral finance organisations. With high-profile work relating to legal reform, the group is positioning itself confidently in Yemen’s changing marketplace. It also provides crucial specialist services, including certified legal translation, aimed at the foreign market.

The Lawyers:

The outstanding Abdulla Luqman provides “proactive and reasonably-priced” advice that has left a positive impression on clients. A former legal consultant at Al Tamimi, and Richards Butler lawyer, he “comes across as very professional” and is one of the more promising lawyers of his generation.

Clients/Work Highlights:

Luqman was appointed as an expert witness in a USD10 million arbitration conducted under the rules of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC). The team was appointed by the IFC to advise on the drafting of a lease law for Yemen. Other clients include Coca Cola, Citibank, Occidental Middle East and Tetra Pak.

Chambers & Partners 2007