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  • Mohamed El Hawawy

    Mohamed El Hawawy
    Partner, Dubai

    Maritime, Insurance, Aviation & travel

    T. +971 4 307 6000
    M. +971 56 174 4085
    D. +971 4 307 6059
    MohamedElHawawy@incegd.com

Mohamed is a bilingual and specialises in litigation and dispute resolution, particularly in the shipping, insurance and aviation sectors. He has wide litigation experience before the courts in the Middle East handling civil, commercial and criminal cases. Mohamed qualified in 2004 in Egypt before moving to Dubai in 2011.

Mohamed assists multi-national and local companies on shipping disputes in the Middle East and has advised on numerous cases and casualties in Egypt, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait. His experience extends to transactional advice, including in relation to bill of lading, logistics agreements, ship mortgage and hire purchase. Mohamed also handles a wide range of insurance matters for clients relating to different kinds of policies, including life, property, liability, marine, political risk and medical insurance. He has experience in reviewing policies and advising insurers, reinsurers and brokers on regulatory issues in the Middle East. He is currently advising on a number of insurance disputes in the region, including insurance coverage and re-insurance disputes.   In aviation, Mohamed advises on air carriage disputes, including passenger and cargo carriage, aircraft lease, mortgage and ownership disputes. He has been involved in number of causalities in the Middle East, representing airlines and aircraft manufacturers.

Highlight Matters

  • Collision cases and other causalities in UAE and the region, involving taking steps to set up limitation funds for shipowners in UAE.
  • Bunkers disputes including the ones related to the collapse of OW bunker.
  • Insurance disputes before courts and arbitration tribunals in UAE. The cases involve disputes on coverage and quantum of indemnities under the UAE law.
  • Ships abandonments in Dubai, Sharjah, Fujairah, Khor Fakkan and Abu Dhabi, involving crew claims and the application of Maritime Labour Convention.
  • Logistics claims in UAE and the region, involving defending freight forwarders, shipping lines and airlines.

Legal Directory Quotes


“He can deal with local court issues extremely well. Expert on the UAE jurisdiction and has contributed on local matters and advice " Chambers & Partners

“He is a safe pair of hands and also thinks outside the box” – Legal 500

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"I use my extensive knowledge and experience gained in the Middle East to deliver the best service for my local and international clients."

Highlight Matters

  • Collision cases and other causalities in UAE and the region, involving taking steps to set up limitation funds for shipowners in UAE.
  • Bunkers disputes including the ones related to the collapse of OW bunker.
  • Insurance disputes before courts and arbitration tribunals in UAE. The cases involve disputes on coverage and quantum of indemnities under the UAE law.
  • Ships abandonments in Dubai, Sharjah, Fujairah, Khor Fakkan and Abu Dhabi, involving crew claims and the application of Maritime Labour Convention.
  • Logistics claims in UAE and the region, involving defending freight forwarders, shipping lines and airlines.

What you may not know about Mohamed

I am a great supporter of my football team 

Expertise:
Maritime, Insurance, Aviation & travel

Accolades:
Legal 500, Chambers & Partners

Education (University):
LLB, Alexandra University

Languages:
Arabic, English