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Samer Abdo


T: 800-ARP-LAW (800-277-529)


Litigation, Banking & Finance, Government, Telecom, Civil, Commercial, Labour, Corporate, Property


Samer has extensive experience in the area of Litigation and also Banking & Finance.

Prior to his role at Abdo Rafiq & Partners, Samer was a partner and head of Litigation at another leading UAE law firm, and before this, he worked as senior in-house legal counsel at Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC. Samer has a superb understanding of legal matters from both in-house and external counsel perspective through his role in managing and leading the implementation of various legal projects at Dubai Islamic Bank. Prior to his role at Dubai Islamic Bank, Samer also led the Legal Department of Dubai Bank as Manager Legal Department. Before moving to private practice as a litigator, Samer also worked in prominent government departments as well as one of the leading telecom operators in Jordan.

Samer’s experience & skills from working in government sectors and the private sector through large international organisations bring a breadth of diverse legal experience. Samer regularly advises a number of publicly listed clients on various matters from litigation perspective on civil, commercial, labour, corporate, property and related transactions.


  • Advised a leading Dubai based independent beverage manufacturer on ongoing corporate and litigation matters,

  • Advised a global wholesale company for food products with regards to multiple disputes in the UAE Courts,

  • Advised a leading GCC company on high-value cross border litigation matter; and

  • Advised a well-known GCC company on various merger and acquisition matters & bank facilities restructuring.


LLB, Al Al-Bayt University, Jordan

Non-executive Director for a number of multi-national companies


Arabic, English

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