Mohamed Hassan Majeed Al Mehairi
Attorney Advisor - Chairman of the Board - a key partner
Former member of the Dubai Judicial Council, Mohamed Al Mehairi began his career as an Assistant Judge in the Ministry of Justice and then worked as a Senior Legal Advisor at the Ministry of Education. After receiving a Masters degree in Business Law and the Philosophy of Law at the University of Exeter in England, he served as Director of the Department of Legal Affairs and Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) and was instrumental in establishing the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce.
Mohamed then worked at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) as a Legal Adviser and member of the Judicial Authorities Team. During this period, he contributed to the drafting of the Laws and Regulations of the DIFC, which are based on Anglo-American common law.
Mohamed also played an important role in the coordination between the Financial Centre and Local and Federal Government Authorities. He founded the joint venture between DIFC and the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) in London.
He then went to work as the Senior Legal Advisor and Director of Legal Strategy with the Executive Council of the Government of Dubai and contributed to the implementation of the requirements of the justice sector and security of the Dubai Strategic Plan 2015. This entailed the preparation and drafting of laws and the establishment of bodies, institutions and the development of legal competence in the Government of Dubai along with all other relevant Authorities.
He also played a prominent role in the Sectorial Committees of the Government of Dubai, such as the Infrastructure Committee and the Committee on Social Affairs and the Government Services Sector .
Mohammed graduated from the Mohammed Bin Rashid Programme for Leadership Development, along with prominent Dubai Government leaders. He has also participated in numerous conferences and specialised seminars and co-chaired some committees in each.
He has been a member of several committees and councils, legal and judicial, educational, and sports including:
Judicial Council in the Emirate of Dubai;
Board of the Judicial Institute in Dubai;
Chairman of the Committee for the Organisation and Development of Advocacy in the Emirate of Dubai
Technical Committee of the Federal Legislation;
Advisory Board of the University of Saint Joseph in Dubai;
Vice-President Chamber of Resolving Disputes in Sports of the UAE Football Association;
Board Member of the Arab International Arbitration Union;
Arbitrator in the Union of Lebanese Arbitrators in Beirut;
Board Member of Al Wasl Football and Sports Club in Dubai.
Mohamed recently established a strategic partnership with one of the largest law firms in the UK with the opening of the company Wragge & Associates Middle East (Dubai Branch) Legal Consultants in the United Arab Emirates. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors which covers the UAE and the wider Gulf region, Asia and West Africa. The company has more than 1,000 lawyers and 124 partners and has branches in addition to the UK, in France and Germany and many other jurisdictions.
Through his work with the Executive Council of the Emirate of Dubai, Mohamed has:
Contributed to the implementation of the initiatives of the Justice Sector in the Dubai Strategic Plan 2015;
Proposed plans for governance and development of the Justice Sector;
Reviewed laws and relevant international legislation and proposed similar Laws for the Emirate of Dubai and Federal Laws for the UAE;
Developed laws and regulations in commercial real estate and finance, including laws for Free Zones in the Emirate;
Reviewed and drafted Federal Laws whilst a member of the Technical Committee of the Federal Legislature;
Proposed and implemented the Programme for the Development of Legal Talent in the Emirate;
Contributed to the establishment of the Legal Affairs Department (LAD) of the Government of Dubai.