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A DIVISION OF SYMAX GROUP

Experienced
solicitors in UAE

We provide different range of expert legal services to individual and business entities.
A DIVISION OF SYMAX GROUP

Experienced
solicitors in UAE

We provide different range of expert legal services to individual and business entities.

About Us

Symax Law is a leading multi-practice legal consultancy firm in UAE, the firm employs and works with professional legal, tax and business advisors in different areas of practice, to provide comprehensive, timely, creative legal services of a high standard to meet the distinctive needs of local and international clients.

Our professional team consists of highly qualified and licensed lawyers and consultants. Our lawyers have proven track record of success and are recognized for their positive track record and reputation.

Our Lawyers and legal Consultants in UAE are known for their broad expertise in Commercial and Corporate, Criminal, and Civil law practices. Our lawyers keep our clients informed and updated in an effective and timely manner, doing the best to achieve the best possible legal and commercial outcome.

We have represented local and international companies and individuals in a variety of cases, and having worked with businesses of all sizes understand the needs of a wide range of SME to Larger Corporations. Our international practice is strengthened by alliances with top-tier law firms across the globe.

Our Vision

Our philosophy concentrates on giving straightforward solutions and providing sound legal advice and representation that assist and allow companies and individuals to achieve their sought-after objectives while minimizing legal and therefore commercial risks.

Our Mission

We are here to ensure our Clients are served in their best legal and business interest.

Our
Principles

Open Mindedness and Critical Thinking Skills are at the core of our query and reasoning.
Mutual respect, civility and empathy are the core of our Social Nature.
Integrity is at the core of everything we do.

Our Team

Our many years of experience have contributed to the success of numerous business projects.Professionalism, honesty and a sense of responsibility enable us to solve all our client's legal needs. We work efficiently to achieve the best results for our clients.

Nada ElMawi 1B5A2500

Nada ElMawi

Senior Manager- Legal

Nada is the Head of the legal division and related affairs of the Symax Group in UAE. She has over 10 years of experience in legal matters related to banking & finance including financial crimes and fraud, as well as real-estate related disputes & litigation.

As part of her responsibilities, she advises international & local banks and Financial Houses on their banking disputes and has represented multiple international clients, on complex cross-border criminal matters such as corruption, money laundering, cybercrime, extradition, fraud, and embezzlement.
She also works with high profile clients, advising them on their real-estate matters including drafting legal agreements and handling their disputes and negotiations. Nada is highly familiar with legal enforcement of foreign and GCC judgements and has also represented clients regarding their ratification and annulment matters related to arbitral awards.

Nada has worked on a various high-profile cases involving multi-hundred million dollar settlement agreements with a number of well-known corporations, Investment Houses, and semi-governmental entities in the UAE, as well as attending successful legal mediation and arbitrage meetings in UAE, Egypt, UK, GCC, Thailand, Europe as well as The Levant and India, to name a few.

As a believer in sustainability and contribution to the community she lives in , Nada has also participated in conducting awareness campaigns and providing legal advise at Dubai Foundation and Hemaya organization for protection of children and women and promotion of Emirates Human rights.

Nada has graduated with two separate Batchelor Degrees, one in Finance and another one in Law from UAE and has attended and obtained a certificate from Harvard Business School in Negotiation.
Siamak Sarbaz 1B5A2525 B

Siamak Sarbaz

CHAIRMAN & GROUP CEO

Siamak Sarbaz is the Founder of Symax and a seasoned business leader with over 30 years of international experience in Tech, Innovation, Design, and Operations across the globe. An Electronics Engineering graduate from the UK, and a graduate and Alum of Harvard Business School, Sarbaz has applied his knowledge and skills to chart a successful career as a tech entrepreneur and innovation leader in his own right. He has been an avid proponent of entrepreneurship whilst working very closely with Private Equity and Investment banks for more than a decade.

Sarbaz has always gravitated towards people, companies and ideas that aim to bring about positive change to society. He frequently invests in ideas/startups he believes will make a difference. He started his career in Software Labs of British Telecom R&D Laboratories in the UK.
He is one of the pioneers of Mobile Technology and had taken up key positions as National Design Authority, in mobile ventures such as Microtel (Hutchison- Microtel, Orange, and now EE) as well as International consultancy positions in Nortel-Matra Cellular where he served as Chief Engineer of some of the largest Mobile Deployments in the world. He has worked closely with the top executives of blue-chip companies and has also put together a number of notable global technology partnerships with global leaders such as Nokia, Ericsson, HP, Amdocs and Oracle, to name a few.

Sarbaz was the Founder of Mycom Group, whose mission was inscribed in its moto “World Harmony through Better Communication”, and which he and his team grew to an internationally renowned Telecom company covering design, roll-out and operations of tens of thousands of Mobile sites and networks across the world including Far East, APAC and US , as well as developing Software suite of products covering around 70 Communication Service Providers, developed through its four R&D centers around the world. At the time of his exit Mycom’s innovative software platform was managing more than 1Billion customers of Communication Service Providers. Today, as well as continuing to be heavily involved in innovative technology investing, the Symax portfolio of investments created under his leadership has been diversified to include other sectors such as Real estate, Fintech, Legal advocacy and Superfood where Sarbaz is also an active and supportive Board member of Symax’s portfolio companies.
Fari Akhlaghi 1B5A2568

Fari Akhlaghi

VICE CHAIRMAN & COO

Fari Akhlaghi is a professional business leader whose experience spans a wide range of sectors including design, engineering, construction, management consultancy, and technology. With a journey of over 35 years, Akhlaghi has held Senior Executive and Directorship positions in multi-national corporations such as AECOM (USA/UAE), Black & Veatch (USA/Africa), and DEGW (UK/Europe)and has set-up, led the funding and managed major urban and industrial projects.

He has advised many governments on development matters and represented and advised global businesses such as Norton Rose Fulbright (UK), GEK TERNA (Greece), and AMMANN (Switzerland) on identifying and developing key strategic investments. Akhlaghi obtained his education in the UK, in Architecture, IT, Building Science, and Facilities Management.
Parallel to his full-time professional career, he was the Founding Director of Facilities Management Graduate Centre at Sheffield Hallam University in UK where he was appointed Tarmac Professor. He was also appointed Professor at the Department of Property Development and Building Economics at the University of Natal in Durban, South Africa. Akhlaghi is an experienced facilitator and problem solver. He is an accomplished public speaker on development and other areas of particular interest to him. He has convened leaders’ workshops on sustainable economic development at several World Economic Forum events and facilitated strategic planning interactions at the highest levels of governments and corporations throughout his career.
Mauro Romano 1B5A2614 B

Mauro Romano

BOARD MEMBER & SVP CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT

Mauro Romano is SVP and Member of the Board at Symax Group. With long standing successful track record in business development, Mauro has guided various endeavours in Europe and the MENA region to fruition, working with establishments and firms across Europe, UK, USA, UAE, KSA, India, Peru, among others.

Mauro’s experience includes working with the Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange, London Stock Exchange Group and The Bank of New York. Aside from working with such esteemed institutions, Mauro is also an entrepreneur at heart. In 2018, he co-founded ArabClicks (Morexa DMCC), in Dubai, UAE, the first Arabic performance marketing network. ArabClicks was effective in boosting online traffic to sites like Amazon, Noon, Emirates Airlines, Adidas, and many more.
Mauro obtained a BA and MS in Economics and International Markets at Parthenope University in Naples, Italy. He later pursued an MA in Quantitative Finance and Risk Management at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. In 2017, Mauro took part in the Senior Executive Leadership Program Middle East at Harvard Business School in Boston, US. Mauro’s interests cover real estate investment, consumer goods, financial strategy and forecasting, start-up investments, and spends his me-time reading, swimming, and traveling.
amira saqer Pleading Lawyer

Amira Saqer

Pleading Lawyer

Amira Saqer is a graduate of the police academy and an intellectual property expert accredited by the Ministry of Justice and a holder of a high diploma from the United Nations in Geneva 2016. She has worked as a former officer in the public administration, a pleading lawyer in all levels of litigation, licensed before all state courts, a pleading lawyer before all federal courts and courts of the Emirate of Dubai at all levels, in addition to rental committees and personal status courts.

A former Dubai Police officer at the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigner’s Affairs in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Member of the Emirates Association for Lawyers and Legal Consultants.

Extensive experience in dealing with complaints and criminal cases before police stations, public prosecutions, and criminal courts of all levels.

Winner of the Honor Award with the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai.

A social activist and a member of many chambers and associations concerned with human rights and the care of women and children.

Ahmed Saber

Ahmed Saber

HEAD OF LITIGATION DEPARTMENT

Total of 28 Years of experience in the legal field , 15 of which is UAE focused. Served as Legal Counsel in a magic circle law firm for over 8 years.

Holder of Master’s degree from CUCA (City University College of Ajman) .

Mainly experienced in Litigation , Real Estate , Civil Law , Banking , Arbitration , reviewing and drafting Legislation and Labor Law. -Member of the Bar Association in Egypt , Advocate before the Supreme Court of Cassation and Administration in Egypt and Supreme Military court in the Egyptian Arab Republic 

Graduated with A score in Civil Law . currently preforming his Ph.D. in the field of corporate law in the United Arab emirates.

Certified Legal Trainer from Emirates Association of Advocates and Legal Consultants and The Arab League.

Member of the international Arbitration in Cairo , Egypt.

Member of the Arab Lawyers Union.

Author of :

  • Encyclopedia of Decrees, Laws and Real Estate legislation & Judgments of Court of Cassation of Dubai 2014.
  • Causes of Mortgaging Insurance Expiry (UAE Law).
  • Insurance Mortgage in UAE Comparative Study 2019.

 

DR. ELSabbah Ashri

DR . ELSabbah Ashri

INTERNATIONAL LAWYER AND LEGAL CONSULTANT

In 1993 , he obtained a bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Law – Cairo University , with a good grade.

He was registered in the Egyptian Bar Association in 1994.

In 1997 he obtained a master’s degree in law from the Faculty of Law – Cairo University , with a good grade.
In 2017 , he obtained his PhD in Criminal Law from the Faculty of Law – Cairo University , with a very good grade.

He obtained many scientific courses from international arbitration and was licensed as an international arbitrator in the Chamber of International Arbitration.

He practiced the legal mission to serve justice and humanity in Egypt from 1994 to 2000.

At the end of 2000 , he moved to work in the legal profession and legal consultancy in the United Arab Emirates as a legal advisor in the biggest law firms until now.


He worked as a licensed lawyer to attend and plead in the courts of Ras Al Khaimah of all kinds.
In 2012, he established his own law firm and legal consultancy in the Emirate of Dubai, in a partnership with an Emirati la for eight years.


Finally, he joined Amira Saqer Advocates and Legal Consultants . In his work, he specialized in real estate and commercial litigations and disputes, and in criminal cases of all kinds.

Salem Ragab

Salem Ragab

HEAD OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DEPARTMENT

20 years as a lawyer and legal consultant in UAE .

Salem has been successfully managing several well – known international brands as his clients.

Member of the International Trademark, Association (INTA).

Heading a litigation team for the last 7 years in his previous firm.

He extensively conducts brand awareness trainings and workshops on behalf of his clients.

Holder a degree in Law from the University of Mansoura in Egypt.

Holder a Diploma in Intellectual Property.

Dr\ Tarek Abdul-Aziz Newar

DR . Tarek Newar

legal consultant & certified legal training expert

He is professor and lecturer of legal sciences.

He is member of the Arab Lawyers Union, the Association of Legal Consultants in Egypt, the Egyptian Association for Political Economy and Legislation in Cairo, the Arbitration and Total Quality Center and the Standards Unit at the Faculty of Law, Tanta University and the International Society of Law Execution Planners.

He is member of the Bar Association in Egypt and registered to the high appeal instance.

He is Registered as a Commercial Arbitrator at the Center for Commercial Arbitration and Dispute.

Resolution in Sharjah, Ajman, and Ras Al Khaimah.

He has a Ph.D. in law with very good honors.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in public law.

He has a postgraduate diploma in economic and financial legislation at faculty of law, Tanta university.

He has a postgraduate diploma in public law at faculty of law, Tanta university.

Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Police Sciences – Egyptian Police Academy – Egyptian Police College.

36 years of law execution in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Arab Republic of Egypt.

Hussam Edin Fawzi

Hussam Fawzi

Legal consultant

Legal consultant in the UAE since 2009 until now, technical director of many law firms and corporations and a special legal consultant to several businessmen in the UAE.

He is a specialist in civil and commercial disputes, arbitration, corporate business, banks, investment bodies, capital market, company incorporation, drafting contracts and commercial agreements, personal status and criminal disputes.

He is a lawyer in the Arab Republic of Egypt before all instances of litigation and other judicial authorities from 1993 until now.

He is registered to plead before the Egyptian Court of Cassation, the Supreme Administrative Court and the Constitutional Court

a member of the Arab Lawyers Union.

José Maria Amaral Gurgel

José Maria Amaral Gurgel

Legal consultant

Mr. Amaral Gurgel, born in São Paulo (1946), holds dual citizenship, Canadian and Brazilian.

In 1969 he graduated from the São Paulo University Law School and was at once admitted to the Brazilian Bar, having also obtained a Philosophy degree from the Philosophy Institute of Lorena.

Mr. Amaral Gurgel has further attended diverse ancillary law courses in Brazil, in Europe and the USA, such as a LLM in Luxury Business by FAAP, the 8th and the 18th Programs of Instruction for Lawyers at Harvard Law School.

Apart from his own mother tongue (Portuguese), he has command of English, Italian, French and Spanish, having also attended extended courses of Ancient Greek and Latin.

His legal practice embraces Business Law and Constitutional Law, contracts, transnational investments and wealth governance.

 

Following his 2000-2007 tenure as Consul of Brazil in British Columbia, three Knighthoods have been bestowed on him: Chevalier of the Order of Rio Branco, Knight of Grace of the Sovereign Order of St. John (Canada), Colar Cândido Fontoura do Mérito Industrial Farmacêutico.

Mr. Amaral-Gurgel has lectured university and business audiences in Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto, Los Angeles, New York City, London, Antwerp, Brussels, Berlin, Vienna, Cambridge (Harvard), São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro on Brazilian Law, Economics, History and Social Environment, on Latin American Trade, and on Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Patent Protection in Brazil.

For over 15 years he acted as Chairman of the Board of Administration of a pharmaceutical industry in São Paulo.

He has over 30 years of expertise with pharmaceutical regulation by providing legal advice to a good few European and American pharmaceutical industries.

Past and present memberships include: in Brazil, the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB), the Corps Judicial of the Arbitration Court of the Brazilian Bar Association (São Paulo Chapter), the São Paulo Bar Association Law Firms Commission, the Law Firms Association (CESA), the British Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the São Paulo Historical Society (IHGSP), and a number of bi-national Chambers of Commerce such as the AFROCHAMBER; in England, INTERLEGAL, the International Bar Association, the Canning House, the British-Brazilian and Portuguese Law Association (BBPLA) apud the Law Society, London; in the USA, the Brazilian Studies Association (University of New Mexico), and the American Bar Association; in Germany, the IBWF Institut für Betriebsberatung, Wirtschaftsförderung und –forschung e.V., Bonn, and BVMW Bundesverband mittelständische Wirtschaft, Berlin; in Japan, the Inter-Pacific Bar Association; in Uruguay, the MERCOSUR Association for the Rule of Law in International Relations, Montevideo.

Hazem Hussein

Hazem Hussein

Legal consultant

Hazem is a highly skilled Legal Consultant, with eight years’ experience in UAE following his expertise Egypt,

Hazem has extensive experience in both Arbitration and Litigation.

Hazem is well practiced in matters relating to Civil and Commercial disputes, Criminal Cases, Construction, Property and Real Estate, Labour and Administrative Laws and related disputes.

His area of expertise includes litigations before the Courts and also Arbitration Tribunals.

Hazem has experience in drafting sale and purchase agreement and other commercial agreements including but not limited to Acquisition, merging ……etc.

Hazem graduated from Alexandria University holding a bachelor’s degree in law.

He also holds a postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Law, from Alexandria University,

Hazem is a member of the Egypt Bar Association since 2008.

Ayman Makram

Ayman Makram

lawyer & legal consultant

He is a lawyer and legal consultant with more than 22 years of experience in civil, commercial, labour, personal and criminal cases.

He began his career in Egypt as a lawyer in two prestigious legal. Then he moved to work in the UAE since 2006, he handled with thousands of cases of all type in the various emirates of the country.

Providing legal consultations and pleading in real estate, civil, corporate, commercial, labour, personal and criminal cases in both Arabic and English. In addition, he worked in cooperation with one of the English legal consultancy firms in the country,

Davidson & Co Legal Consultants, in Dubai for about two years.

 

Drafting all types of cases, pleadings, memorandums and defence, drafting corporate and real estate contracts, civil, commercial, labour and rental contracts, memorandum of understanding, reviewing reservation forms, real estate contracts and public and private POA.

He has good experience in Dubai rental law and its amendments and he handled with several rental disputes in Dubai with excellent results.

He worked with the Arab Lawyers Firm in Dubai and Sharjah for more than five years, then he worked with Rayan Law Firm for more than eight years, two years in cooperation with

Davidson & Co Legal Consultants in Dubai. finally, he joined to work with Amira Saqer Advocates & Legal Consultants Firm.

He holds a diploma in Islamic law from Ain Shams University in his master’s degree after holding his bachelor’s degree in law, 2000.

He is registered as a law consultant in UAE since 2012.

He is member of the Egyptian Bar Association since 2001.

He is registered as an appellate lawyer since 2009 and has the right to be registered as a cassation lawyer.

Ibrahim Mousa

Ibrahim Mousa

legal consultant

He has an experience in providing of legal consultations, preparing regulations and memorandums for all types of civil and commercial cases, bankruptcy cases, labour and real estate cases, personal status and criminal cases misdemeanours and crimes

He is member of the Egyptian Bar Association with appeal instance, with 16 years of experience.

He holds a Bachelor of Laws from Zagazig University in 2006.

He holds a diploma in law, 2016.

He holds a diploma in Judicial Sciences, 2018.

He holds a master’s degree in civil law and forced execution, Benha University, 2018.

Ayman Al-Ajmawy

Ayman Al-Ajmawy

legal consultant

He has an experience for 26 years in law in Egypt.

He holds a master’s degree in law from Cairo University, Ph. D researcher in the Department of Philosophy and History of Law.

Ayman has law experience in the field of litigation, civil and real estate cases, banks, arbitration, drafting and reviewing legislation and labor law.

He is a member of the Egyptian Bar Association and a lawyer pleading before the Courts of Cassation, the Supreme Administrative and Supreme Constitutional Courts and the Supreme Military Court of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

He is member of the Arab International Organization for the Arab Lawyers Union, the Egyptian Society of International Law and the Egyptian Society of Criminal Law.

Ayman is a researcher whose books have been awarded the top positions at the level of the General Bar Association of Egypt and several research were published in his name in law journal of the public Bar Association of Egypt, his publications include:

  • Transformation from the “central or totalitarian” socialist system to the capitalist system, titled “Privatization is a choice or an imposition.”
  • Legitimacy and organization of the strike titled the strike in the labor law and the Egyptian criminal law, a comparative study with the French law.
    Separation legitimately and legally and the permissibility applicable to Christians.
  • The report of the Commission of German Judge Detlef Meles on the killing of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and the extent of the report’s compatibility with the rules of legal investigation.
  • International human rights rules and the extent of apply it before the Egyptian national judiciary.
Sally Jalal Saleh

Sally Jalal Saleh

lawyer & legal consultant

Sally is a Senior Associate in our Intellectual Property practice.

She worked at multiple leading Intellectual Property firms in Jordan, Qatar, and UAE. she gained more than ten years of extensive experience in the field of Intellectual Property laws in the Middle East with an emphasis on trademarks and brand protection.

She assisted international and domestic Brand Owners in devising and implementing tailored strategies for trademark protection in the MENA region, with regard to prosecution, enforcement, and litigation.

Also assists clients in drafting and reviewing franchise and licensing agreements and other IP commercial agreements.
She has extensive experience in comprehensive IP Legal Consultancy services such as IP Strategy & Enforcement, IP Portfolio Management, anti-counterfeiting strategic planning, infringement, and unfair competition litigation.

She has assisted clients in setting strategies for taking action against serious infringers and major competitors.

Sally is also experienced in anti-counterfeiting and has assisted clients with their anti-counterfeiting activities in the UAE, and in developing regional anti-counterfeiting strategies in the Middle East.

She managed and handled opposition actions, cancellation actions, civil and criminal litigation, administrative enforcement, and domain name disputes.

She is experienced in dealing with cases involving different types of IP Rights, including trademarks, industrial designs, and models, copyrights, domain names, and trade secrets.

She is also experienced in drafting and negotiating various types of IP, Commercial and Corporate Agreements as well as advising on IP aspects of corporate transactions.

She has been in practice as a Law Lecturer and Licensed Lawyer for Five years.

As she has experience teaching commercial and intellectual property law for more than five years at Stenden University in Qatar.

Sally holds an LL. B in Law as well as LL.M in Intellectual Property Laws (Run By WIPO) from the University of Jordan.

Sally’s practice covers the full range of intellectual property (IP) matters and keeps her up-to-date with new developments in both the law and technology.

As a result, she has had widespread experience in all areas of patent, trademark, copyright, and unfair competition law, and her work involves a wide range of technical subjects.

Samar Atef

Samar Atef

lawyer & legal consultant

Working efficiently along several work streams and various subject matters in both contract as well as litigation projects.

Handling a wide range of legal matters, including different types of litigation (civil cases, Real Estate, Rental disputes, labour disputes, Family law & personal status) and regulatory investigations.

Reviewing and drafting (in English and Arabic) a full range of contracts, including but not limited to corporate and commercial contracts like memorandam of association professional service agreements, NDA ..etc (translating when necessary board resolutions and AGM minutes accurately)

Managing litigations processes confidently with limited supervision and have a sound understanding and awareness of litigation processes and the application of civil procedure rules;

Following up and taking essential action on large volumes of litigation case; supporting senior Lawyers in summarizing and translating the cases’ files and documents.

Assisting in legal research and factual investigations, drafting of pleadings and submissions, interviewing clients to investigate and establish pertinent case details, taking witness statements, summarizing notes of depositions, liaising with experts and attending hearings

Collaborating with multiple government authorities such as Courts, JAFZA, DLD, DED, DIFC and DMCC, and top tier international firms.

Handling execution cases.

Drafting legal notices.

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