Firas Alchoufi

Firas Alchoufi is a lawyer, arbitrator and entrepreneur.

Firas has been practicing law in Dubai, UAE for the last two decades, and has acted as either a lead counsel or an arbitrator in more than fifty international commercial arbitrations, and conducted thousands of litigations, with special focus on construction and real-estate disputes. He is the founder and managing partner of the prestigious law firm, Bin Sevan Advocates & Legal Consultancy. Since it was established in 2011, the firm under Firas’ stewardship has been involved in more than 2000 litigation cases before Dubai and other UAE Courts. He is recognized by the Legal500 and has distinguished himself in a number of landmark cases involved major Dubai entities and companies including, Dubai Land Department, Emaar, Nakheel and Meydan.

Firas is also a successful entrepreneur. He brings a unique combination of experience in Real-Estate field as a lawyer and as a developer. He applied his exceptional knowledge and experience in the real-estate and construction fields, and established in 2014, with another partner a real-estate development company called Titans Real Estate Developers LLC. He managed to create from the scratch until an outstanding completion of Titans’ flagship Project, Hera Tower. Hera Tower is a huge residential building consists of 529 apartments (Basement + Ground+ 4 Podiums+ 23 floors) in Dubai Sports City, Dubai, UAE.

Firas is a highly educated individual and holds many degrees including LLB from Damascus University, LLM in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution with Honor (GPA 4/4) Dubai University, Dubai, UAE, and a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, UK. He is a listed arbitrator at Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) and the Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration (SCCA), and enjoys a fellowship status at the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, UK, and the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA). He contributed in nurturing the knowledge in the arbitration field in the UAE, and two of his studies were published by Thomson Reuters MENA. His article “Does the non-arbitrable become arbitrable in the light of Article 6 (2) of the new UAE Arbitration Law No (6) of 2018” was published by Thomson Reuters MENA in their May 2019 Issue, and his Essay “The Dilemma of Challenging Arbitral Awards before UAE Courts under the new Arbitration Law No (6) of 2018” was published by Thomson Reuters MENA in their June 2019.

Firas speaks English and Arabic fluently. He is tenacious reader of Econ, IT and philosophy books, and is a keen sportsman, previous champ in Judo with a declared passion for horsemanship and Equestrian.