Founding Partner / CEO
Walid is the Founding Partner and CEO of United Advocates. He has successfully managed several law firms in the UAE prior to forming United Advocates. His exposure to various business cultures and widely divergent professionals strengthens his ability to work at all levels and for a wide variety of clients. He strives to make United Advocates the best by providing excellent and sought-after legal services through a committed team of legal professionals and legal support staffs which has led to him to receiving the best UAE law firms of the year award in the inaugural BURJ CEO Awards in Washington DC.
Walid has a proven track record of leadership qualities and delivering value to his clients. His clients appreciate Walid’s insights into their legal needs and clear communication skills. His ability in crafting strategic visions to achieve business goals has rzesulted in many achievements. And through his experience and knowledge, he has built up a strong contact network including both local and international contacts. He has developed an exceptional background in people and case management and a professional style based on inter-personal communication skills and an ability to make the best possible use of his network of contacts.
•Former CEO of Consolidated Advocates
•Former CEO of Abdulla Al-Ali & Associates
•Former Contracts Consultant at Abdulla Al-Ali & Associates
•Former General Coordinator and Deputy Chairman of Yes Property Investment.
•Former Head of Contracts Department at Yes Property Investment
•Diploma in Arbitration from Sharjah University
•Diploma in Arbitration between Legislation and Islamic Sharia Law from IAMA/ Ain Shams University
•LLM from Cornell B University – USA
•BA degree from Cornell B University – USA
•BA degree from University of Mansoura – Egypt
Arbitration and Mediation Experience
•Representing a prominent property developer in several disputes in DIAC Arbitration proceedings
•Representing a major foreign oil and gas company in ICC Arbitration claims circa USD 50 million
•Representing a Petrochemical oil and gas company for negotiation and restructuring debts of AED 300 million.
•Representing a major real estate company in the UAE for negotiations and mediation for recovering claim of AED 5 million
•Representing a major Greek manufacturer in performing due diligence for the purpose of acquisition of assets of USD 100 million
•How the Prophet of Islam Treated Animals
•The Book of Fasting
•The Provisions of Zakat
Receiving “The BURJ CEO Awards” in Washington DC, USA which is a top recognition for top CEOs and organizations such as DP World, Emirates, Dubai Duty Free, Facebook, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Alibaba, Shurooq, Hollywood Studios, RAKFTZ, NBAD who were some of the top winners