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Our clients look to the firm for experience, knowledge, innovation, and cost-effective results.

Al Shaali & Co. successfully combines the depth of experience and sophistication of a large firm practice with the close, personal service found in smaller firms.

Responsive, aggressive problem-solving and the commitment to client serve have been our trademarks since the firm was founded.

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Our expertise in criminal law has come a long way as the partners working in this field have extensive hands-on experience as former prosecutors which enhances our ability to both negotiate and to present cases to juries. This guarantees our clients to a detailed understanding of the procedures and tactics involved in criminal litigation.

Our partner and Managing Director, Mr. Salem Al Shaali heads the Criminal Law Department and has a strong presence in the Court.

With winning hallmark criminal cases, the firm is highly regarded among its peers in this segment of law.


Our Company is one of the most successful law firm in the UAE that is operating in Financial Crimes advising and representing a wide range of financial institutions.

Our services include:

  • Assisting clients with potential violations on regulations and providing legal and remedial advice.

  • Advising and representing in investigations conducted by regulatory bodies, including Capital Market Authorities.

  • Advocacy and representation before Financial Intelligence Units, Police, Public Prosecutors, and Criminal Courts.

  • Local and international asset tracing and freezing injunctions in any relevant jurisdictions.

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Since UAE became the hub of international business, arbitration is becoming the most common method of dispute resolution.


Our arbitration practice extends to:

  • Fulfillment of pre-arbitration conditions specified in contractual clauses.

  • Conclusion of pre-arbitration settlement

  • Appointment of arbitrator, co-arbitrator and local experts.

  • Strategic coordination and management of arbitration proceedings.

  • Well-drafted pleadings

  • Post-arbitration enforcement or nullification of the arbitration award.


We are fully capable of advising clients and conducting all aspects of litigation in the UAE including criminal, intellectual property, real estate, commercial, employment, family cases.


With a thriving criminal litigation practice, we have  more exposure for and between individuals, corporations and/or governmental entities.

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Unparalleled expertise in this practice with extensive advising on every aspect of Real Estate Law from the acquisition of land and procurement of real estate of high-value property investments throug carrying out negotiations to resolve any related dispute.

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A steadily growing client base that includes local and international companies, global multinationals to SMEs and start-ups.


United Arab Emirates is a significant importer for the Middle East region.

Maritime trade and transport account for over 75% of the major commercial transactions around the world.

  • Legal consultation on shipping disputes

  • Representation for government seizure of vessels

  • Appeals for releases of vessels

  • Drafting of maritime related contracts

  • Advice on marine insurance agreements



We regularly advises and represents our clients in all areas of the UAE Labour and Immigration Laws acting for both companies and individuals, locally and internationally. 

  • Provision of innovative solutions to problems and inquiries regarding employment related issues.

    • Employment Contracts

    • Non-solicitation and non-competition

    • Employment litigation in all courts and tribunals

    • Employment policies

    • Visa and Immigration Procedures

  • Guidance, advice, counsel and representation in matters affecting both the employers and the employees.

  • Advise and counsel businesses on how to manage employment issues to prevent costly lawsuits that threaten their profitability and reputation.

  • Assistance to employees in identifying their legal rights regarding employment law and labor relations issues related to their problem and at the same time assist them in building a solid defense in the case of the violation of their rights.

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