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
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.