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  • Mahmoud El-Sayed

    Mahmoud El-Sayed
    Senior Associate, Dubai

    Maritime, Insurance, Commercial Disputes

    T. +971 4 307 6000
    D. +971 4 307 6032

Mahmoud is bilingual dispute resolution lawyer who specialises in advising on shipping, insurance, civil and commercial litigation in the GCC.

Mahmoud acts for leading ship owners, bunker suppliers, operators and ship agents in complex disputes, including in relation to charterparties, arrests of vessels, marine and property insurance, repair vessels, cargo and bunker claims and contractor liability.

He has considerable experience in preparing legal memoranda and pleadings before UAE Courts and was also involved in a number of arbitration disputes in Egypt before moving to Dubai in 2014. 

Mahmoud also advises multi-national companies in the field of construction, maritime and international trade on both contentious and non-contentious matters.


International commercial arbitration, construction claims and maritime law.

Highlight Matters

  • Represented ship-owners in a number of cases involving a well-known bunker trading company that encountered financial difficulties.
  • Represented ship-owners to seek attachments against the bank accounts of the charterers in UAE due to unpaid demurrages and freight invoices.
  • Represented several companies in the first bankruptcy application filed under the new bankruptcy law.
  • Represented a marine company in a labour dispute against their previous General Manager.
  • Represented a leading transportation/shipping company in the successful debt collection from one of their customers.
  • Represented a leading freight forwarder regarding their disputes with customers in the GCC.
  • Represented insurance companies in their disputes in the region regarding insurance coverage and re-insurance disputes.

What you may not know about Mahmoud

He enjoys car racing events and have attend man in Eqypt and in the UAE

Maritime, Insurance, Commercial Disputes


Education (University):
Faculty of law (English Department) Alexandria University

Arabic and English