Samer Abu Said

Samer Abou Said leads the commercial disputes department at The Firm. He is a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, a member of Beirut Bar Association and is licensed to appear before DIFC Courts. Samer is one of few lawyers who are dual common and civil law qualified and benefits of being fully bilingual in English and Arabic which allows him to handle arbitration cases before arbitral tribunals and the local Arabic Courts. Samer has advised clients in matters related to upstream oil and gas exploration and production, repossession of aircrafts, construction of an oil and gas refinery, shareholders disputes, construction, real estate...etc. He represented clients in disputes before the DIFC Courts, and arbitrations centers of the ICC, DIFC-LCIA, DIAC, ADCCAC and ad-hoc. Samer is fluent in Arabic and English and proficient in French. He graduated from Lebanese University in 2003 and later obtained LLM in Oil and Gas Law from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen – the UK.


  • The Current View of Dubai Mainland and DIFC Courts Regarding Capacity to Sign Arbitration Agreements
  • Arbitration Saga for Small and Medium-Sized Subcontractors in the Construction Industry
  • Fraud and Breach of Trust Offenses in the UAE Abu Dhabi Commercial Court: Articles of Association of a Limited Liability Company Is Null if It Provides for A Fixed Interest for Any of the Partners.
  • Ten Things You Need to Know About the New Arbitration Law in the UAE
  • Cassation Court Protects the Right of Companies to Confidentiality of Their Information in a Dispute against an Employee
  • Cassation Court Sets Aside Off-Plan Real Estate Arbitration Award for Public Policy.
  • Dubai Court of Appeal Set Aside a Limitation of Liability Clause for Not Being Conspicuous Enough.
  • The Use of Experts’ Reports before Dubai Courts prior to Litigation and Arbitration
  • Dubai Courts Have No Jurisdiction to Enforce / Annul Arbitration Awards Issued in Rental Disputes
  • The Latest in Managing Risks in Contracting and Supply Agreements: Back-to-Back Clauses and Nominated Subcontractors.