Mohamed El Khatib

Habib Al Mulla & Partners - A member firm of Baker & McKenzie International


Mohamed El Khatib has been practicing in the UAE for over 17 years. He has extensive experience in litigation and dispute resolution across a variety of industries and areas of UAE law.

Mr. El Khatib was recommended for insurance disputes by the Legal 500 in 2014.

Practice Focus

Mr. El Khatib has over 25 years’ experience in litigation across a number of areas including criminal, civil, banking, maritime, transport and trade, corporate disputes, real estate, construction, employment and intellectual property.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Represented a petroleum company in a case against several ship owners with a claim amount of USD24.5 million.
  • Represented P&I Clubs in various cases across the region (particularly in Egypt and the UAE).
  • Represented a construction company in a AED77 million FIDC construction project dispute against a Dubai governmental entity.
  • Represented a US telecommunications company in a civil claim for a sum of AED73 million.
  • Representing a company in the diamond trade, in a USD16 million civil case filed for applying an attachment on the assets, bank accounts and vehicles of the owner and the company.
  • Represented a government-owned investment body in filing a collective criminal claim along with related civil claims against Investors for Public Funds Embezzlement and Breach of Trust (AED400 million).
  • Represented the shareholders of a health services company in several criminal cases for fraud and bounced guarantee checks.
  • Represented a high-profile client in a criminal complaint against a major financial institution.
  • Represented a multinational US-based company in several civil and criminal litigation matters.
  • Represented a group of companies in a criminal breach of trust against a petroleum company.


  • Egypt (1992)
  • Dubai - Registered Legal Consultant


  • Alexandria University (LL.B.) (1992)


  • Arabic
  • English
  • French