Mahmood Hussain


  • Real Estate
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Franchising


  • International Diploma in Compliance from International Compliance Association, UK, 2012
  • Director Certificate exam from UCLA Anderson School of Management, California, 2008
  • Master Degree in Digital Economy law from Monash University, Australia 2004
  • LLB of Shari’a and Law (First Class Hons with Distinction) of the United Arab Emirates University, 2001


  • English
  • Arabic
  • Farsi
  • Hindi


Mahmood Ahmad is the Founding Partner at Mahmood Hussain Advocates & Legal Consultancy and has over 15 years of experience in the public and private sectors. In his role as the litigator at Dubai Courts, Mahmood has achieved many favorable judgments in several high profile cases. Mahmood through his niche practice of being an arguing Counsel before the Honorable Judges at Dubai Courts has set up a benchmark for effective representation involving complex legal issues.

He has further been accredited as International Arbitrator at DIAC (Dubai International Arbitration Centre) and Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Center.

He played an instrumental role in the development of key initiatives in Dubai including the development of the Dubai Strategic Plan 2015’s “Security, Justice and Safety” segment.

He also played a key role in establishing the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts in his capacity as a member of the Committee that established the DIFC Courts and later as its first Deputy Registrar.

Mahmood has participated in the development of various DIFC legislations including the DIFC Company Law, DIFC Employment Law, DIFC Court Law and the development of the company registrar function.

In 2007, Mahmood was appointed by a Ministerial Decree as a member of the Special Committee responsible for the Rehabilitation and Compensation of former Camel Jockeys. Mahmood was also a representative of the Special Committee in a Judicial Tribunal established by the government of UAE and the government of Pakistan to compensate former camel jockeys.

Previously, in his capacity as Vice President for Board Relations and Corporate Governance and Compliance at du Telecom, Mahmood contributed to the UAE’s second telecom operator’s fast-growing development by establishing a world class corporate governance and compliance framework, policies and procedures.

He is a member of ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR. The ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR is a body which is responsible in rule-making and research in the field of international dispute resolution. The Commission produces reports and guidelines on legal, procedural and practical aspects of dispute resolution, including international Arbitration.

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