Abdulla Farouk Luqman

Abdulla Farouk Luqman is our exclusively recommended Arbitration expert in Yemen on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Abdulla directly using the contact details listed above.

Abdulla is the Managing Founder of Luqman Legal Advocates and Legal Consultants. He is an internationally recognised advocate holding three degrees from the United Kingdom 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 is regularly invited to speak in international events and conferences such as the Employment Law Alliance, Qatar Law Forum and the International Bar Association.

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 specialised expertise in diversified legal fields and systems, arising from qualifications obtained from recognised 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 The Legal 500 and was ranked by Chambers and Partners since its inception.

Dr Ghazi Alaghbari

Ghazi Alaghbari is our exclusively recommended Commercial Law expert in Yemen on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Ghazi directly using the contact details listed above.

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, 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, 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.

Nowar Mejanni

Nowar Mejanni is our exclusively recommended Accounting Services expert in Yemen on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Nowar directly using the contact details listed above.

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.