M Ali Mahmoud (SMAM) & Associates are
experienced lawyers, whose brief
resumes appear below, provide specilized legal sevices advising on Middle East
laws and practices. Additionally, they have established an extensive network of
associated offices in the Area. Coordination with these offices is an essential
factor in providing accurate up to date advice in an area where legislation and
practices can, and frequently are, easily changed and amended.
Mohammed Ali Mahmoud
Middle Eastern lawyer with extensive legal experience in Iraq and the UAE.
He graduated in 1958, with a lic en droit, Law College in Baghdad and awarded
London University’s Post Graduate Diploma in International Economic Law in 1962.
He trained and practised law in Baghdad at his fathers legal practice, was appointed
legal advisor to Iraq National Oil Company, seconded to the Legal Department of
OPEC in Vienna and held positions dealing with international trade and economic
cooperation. Established a private legal practice in Abu Dhabi, UAE in association
with British and US law firms and was a partner in a practice in Dubai, UAE.
In 1984 he established his practice Gulf Legal Services specialising in Middle
East Law in London. He is also the author of “the UAE
Company Law and Practice” published in London.
Ahmed Mahmmud Ajaj
lawyer of Middle Eastern origin, graduated with a law degree from the Lebanese
University, Tripoli in 1983. Was awarded his LLM degree in International Development
Law in 1988 and his Ph.D in International Law from Edinburgh University in 1991.
He has practised as a member of the Lebanese Bar in Tripoli and in London as a
consultant in Middle East Law especially Lebanese and Syrian Law. He has
written articles on Shariah and is the author of “the Implementation of Foreign
Judgements in Lebanon” and “the Humanitarian Intervention in International Law”,
he also as a co/author published the “Lawful and Unlawful Gain in Islamic Law”.
Dr Said Al Ameria
PhD. International Law with
22 years experience as the Senior Legal Advisor of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company
(ADNOC). Dr Said Al Ameria has extensive experience in Arbitration and other aspects
of commercial law. He now practices as a consultant in Middle East Law, from his
base in Abu Dhabi, UAE.