Abdulla Farouk Luqman

Abdulla Farouk Luqman is the Managing Founder of Luqman Legal Advocates and Legal Consultants. He is an internationally recognized advocate/arbitrator holding three degrees from the UK and a former legal consultant at Al Tamimi and Richards Butler. He advises the largest multinationals on the globe, and focuses on international arbitration, commercial, Islamic finance, litigation and oil & gas. He regularly participates in complex international commercial arbitrations under the ICC, UNCITRAL, ICSID, GAFTA and LCIA Rules. Abdulla is Yemen’s exclusive member of the Employment Law Alliance (the largest network of international employment law attorneys in the world), a member of the International Bar Association, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Yemen Bar Association, UAE Jurists Association, Royal School of Science and the Guide Dog Adventure Group.

His main clients include Angelique International, APR Energy, BP, Clorox, DLA Piper, European Union Delegation, Etihad Airways, Freshfields, GE, International Finance Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, Occidental Petroleum, P&I Clubs, Schlumberger, Simmons & Simmons, Tetra Group, United States Embassy, Weatherford and White & Case. He also represented a number of Yemeni ministries and public authorities.

Abdulla Luqman is regularly invited to speak in international events and conferences such as the Employment Law Alliance, Qatar Law Forum and the International Bar Association.

“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

Firm Overview:

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.

Dr Ghazi Alaghbari

Dr. Ghazi is a holder of a PhD in Commercial Law (1994); a Postgraduate Diploma in Private Law (1986); a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Law (1985); and a Bachelor Degree in Law (1982) from the Faculty of Law at Cairo University, Egypt.

Dr. Ghazi is a well renowned and reputable Lawyer who has held highly ranked positions throughout his career. He began by working as a Lawyer and Legal Consultant from 1994 until 1998 and as Assistant Professor in the Department of Commercial and Maritime Law at Sana’a University, Yemen, from 1994 to 2006. He joined the judiciary in 1998; firstly as President of the Appellate Division in the Commercial Court of Appeals in the Capital Sana’a and later in 2001 as member of the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court; until he was appointed as Minister of Justice in 2006.

Following the end of his term as Minister, towards the end of 2011, Dr. Ghazi went on to re-establish a private law practice, which has since January 2014, expanded to create a leading multi-partner Law Firm, Alaghbari & Partners, Lawyers and Legal Consultants, which is considerably the largest Law Firm in Yemen. In addition, he is a certified Arbitrator from the Arab Union of International Arbitration, the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration and the Yemeni Centre for Conciliation and Arbitration.

As a result of the multiple roles he has held, Dr. Ghazi inevitably has a very developed understanding of the legal and administrative systems in Yemen this is reinforced through working extensively on the drafting/ amendment of numerous laws/regulations during his role as Minister of Justice.

Practice:

Alaghbari & Partners, Lawyers and Legal Consultants is a unique and leading Law Firm based in the Capital Sana’a, Yemen, which successfully offers long and extensive years of experience in the judicial and legal fields since 1994. The Firm possesses profound knowledge and understanding of the administrative and legal systems, and all the Laws and Regulations in force in Yemen. The team as a whole, consists of a distinguished group of Lawyers and Specialist Consultants, whom share diverse academic and professional experience both in Yemen and other jurisdictions, and consequently the Firm equally embraces an excellent understanding of various cultures and legal systems, which enables it to offer a more tailored service and to better appreciate the needs of its foreign clients.

The Firm is fond of its increasing wide range of clients varying from individuals, small and medium enterprises to multinational businesses, government institutions and other types of national and international entities and organisations; and is highly committed to protecting its clients’ interests and meeting all commitments to the highest possible standards.

The Firm provides a range of legal services across the numerous areas of commercial, civil and administrative legal practice, including advice/consultancy and all forms of legal assistance, including drafting of all types of legal documents, negotiation with and representation before any adverse private party(ies), the different Courts in Yemen at their various levels, and any government authorities or institutions, in any appeal process, arbitration or litigation proceedings. The Firm equally assists clients in establishing an in-country presence, registering any business activities or projects and acquiring any necessary license(s) or permit(s) from the relevant competent authorities in Yemen.

As one of the most highly reputable law Firms in Yemen; our work, reputation and standing is based on professionalism and trust. The Firm’s philosophy is to conduct all work professionally, to treat clients in good faith and to keep their best interests at heart, at all times. We do so by providing our clients with distinctive legal services in the utmost privacy and confidentiality, and by striving to meet all our commitments to the highest standards of integrity and credibility.

Nowar Mejanni

KPMG in Yemen was founded as Mejanni & Co. in 1983, began representing KPMG in 1988, and then became a full KPMG Member Firm in 1996.

Since then it has grown in stature and reputation. This is due to our core objectives; to give clients our highest standards of service, our best advice and relevant information as it is needed.

Our local experience combined with the international skill-set of our highly qualified professionals means that KPMG in Yemen offers a wide range of services under one roof, possibly more than any other accounting and advisory firm in Yemen. This also gives us the national and international capabilities we need to serve our many clients.

Our clients’ needs are foremost, whether they are a small one-man business or a multi-national corporation, Yemeni or international, private or within the public sector.

When you need practical help and informed advice, KPMG in Yemen are ready and able to assist you effectively and efficiently.

KPMG in Yemen’s activities are supervised and managed by Mr. Mohammed Zohdi Mejanni, the Senior Partner who is licensed as a Charted Accountant in Yemen.

Firm Overview:

KPMG Yemen Mejanni & Co. A partnership established under Yemeni law and a member firm of the KPMG network of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. All rights reserved.