Mohammad joined Gateley’s Dubai office in 2016 and has over seven years of experience practising law in the Middle East. Mohammad has acted for government and private corporates, management teams and private investors.

Mohammad advises on a broad range of corporate and commercial transactions including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate structuring, franchising and framework services agreements.

He also advises on real estate development projects and project finance as part of Gateley Dubai’s real estate and project finance team.

As part of his practice, Mohammad provides pro-bono legal advice to small businesses and individuals via a legal clinic run by a major Dubai Free Zone, specifically dealing with corporate and commercial matters. 

Mohammad has been seconded in the past to the contracts department of a UAE quasi-governmental telecommunication company.

How do you help clients?

I help clients by giving them practical legal advice; highlighting and mitigating their risk exposure and giving them realistic expectations so they know what they are getting into. I take pride in seeing and being a part of my clients’ successes, and I’m always ready to roll up my sleeves if needed to get them there.


  1. Advising a Chinese electronics manufacturer on the restructuring of its Middle East presence.
  2. Advising an international data centre operator on framework agreements and a series of contracts with an American multinational technology company in connection with the development and operation of data centres in the Middle East.
  3. Advising a privately-owned Saudi investment company on its acquisition and investment into a series of Middle East energy projects.
  4. Advising a leading Greek industrial conglomerate on the structuring of its UAE business and projects.
  5. Advising on a management buy-out of the Middle East business of a global PR and public affairs agency.
  6. Advising on the buy-out of an international franchisor by its majority shareholder and its financing.
  7. Advising on the buy-out of a UK residential real estate project development company worth circa GB£10 million.