SAMER ABOU SAID

Counsel

Biography

Samer Abou Said is a Counsel 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 gained international and in-house experience during his work with an international tribunal in The Hague in The Netherlands, and the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva. Samer provides transactional and corporate advice to clients in the construction, management, retail, cosmetics, real estate and media industries. He is fully bilingual in English and Arabic which allows him to handle cases before the UAE Arabic Courts. Samer has represented clients in disputes before the DIFC Courts, and arbitrations centres of the ICC, DIFC-LCIA, DIAC and ADCCAC. Samer is also proficient in French. He graduated from Lebanese University in 2003, obtained a Master’s degree in International Law from Lebanese University and LLM in Oil and Gas Law from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen in the UK.

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Most Significant Amendments to the UAE Civil Procedures Law Adopted on 29 August 2021 - By Samer Abou Said 06 September 2021 Notification through the Court’s website This amendment allows the Court to take the decision to notify a litigant, whether an individual or a company, if not f...
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أهم التعديلات التي طالت التعامل بالشيكات في دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة - By Samer Abou Said :نظرة سريعة على الشيك كوسيلة سداد تعطي الدائن ضمانات هامة شكلت الشيكات إحدى ركائز التعامل التجاري في دولة الإمارات ولا تزال نظرا للحماية القانونية التي خصصها بها المشرع الإماراتي...
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Gender Pay Gap: She Deserves The Same - By Samer Abou Said and Minal Naseem – The Firm IntroductionIn the words of the Late H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, “Nothing pleases me more than seeing a woman take on her distinguished ro...
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debt Creditors of Drake and Scull International PJSC Are Invited to Lodge Their Claims Against the Company - By Samer Abou Said IntroductionIt was announced that Drake and Scull International PJSC (“DSI”) made an application pursuant to Federal Decree Law No. (9) of 2016 on Bankruptcy for its financi...
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Employers’ and Employees’ Rights and Obligations under Resolution 279/2020 of the MOHRE - By Imad Kassir, Samer Abou Said and Minal Nasseem IntroductionFederal Law No. (8) of 1980, as amended, governs the UAE Labor Law (the “Law”) and sets out the grounds upon which an employment contra...
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Dubai Courts Adjourn Hearings - By Samer Abou Said Dubai Courts issued a decision (No. 30 for year 2020) on 17 March 2020  to adjourn all hearings before Courts of Cassation, Appeal and First Instance falling in the period f...
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The UAE Allows 100% Foreign Ownership of 122 Business Activities - By Samer Abou Said IntroductionThe Federal Law by Decree No. 19 of 2018 regarding Foreign Direct Investment (“FDI Law”) aimed to encourage foreign investment in certain sectors in the UAE through r...
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Important Update for Insurers and Insured: Insurance Disputes to Be Referred to Committee prior to Filing a Case in the Competent Court Important Update for Insurers and Insured: Insurance Disputes to Be Referred to Committee prior to Filing a Case in the Competent Court - Introduction On 25 April 2018, His Highness, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the UAE issued Federal Law No. (3) of 2018 on the Amendment of Certain Provisions of Federal L...
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The Current View of Dubai Mainland and DIFC Courts Regarding Capacity to Sign Arbitration Agreements The Current View of Dubai Mainland and DIFC Courts Regarding Capacity to Sign Arbitration Agreements - 01 August 2017 By Samer Abou Said, Counsel, The Firm IntroductionThe validity of arbitration agreements in Dubai remains subject to the strict observance by the courts of the formalities set out in...
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The Use of Experts Reports Before Dubai Courts prior to Litigation and Arbitration The Use of Experts Reports Before Dubai Courts prior to Litigation and Arbitration - 01 August 2017 By Samer Abou Said, Counsel, The Firm IntroductionSome UAE companies that are owed monies by the opposing parties are increasingly resorting to filing applications before UAE courts ...
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