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Dr. Abdul Rahman Al Shaikh

Dr. Abdul Rahman Al Shaikh

Dr. Al Shaikh is a UAE national and is the Managing Partner of EILF. Dr. Al Shaikh is an advocate at the Federal Supreme Court & Dubai Court of Cassation and is a legal consultant with extensive practical experience in UAE and French business law. He is also a professor of law, former Head of
the Private Law Department and Provost assistant, in charge of faculty members development at the UAE University.
 

Prior to working at the UAE University, Dr. Al Shaikh served for several years as a legal counsel at the National Council of Abu Dhabi, the Federal National Council (FNC) and the Ministry of Justice. His legal services included advising, reviewing, suggesting amendments and drafting the laws. 
 
Dr. Al Shaikh has contributed to negotiating inter-governmental and international agreements. He has been actively involved in the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreement and Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the USA on behalf of the UAE government.
 
Dr. Al Shaikh is an expert in UAE laws. His areas of expertise cover the legal aspects of the economic activities, in particular Finance, Banking, Commercial companies, International Contracts and Intellectual Property. He has represented many local and international clients including multinational banks, aerospace, defence industries, corporations, individuals and governmental entities on matters valued over billions of dollars, both in the UAE and abroad. He has an outstanding reputation for deftly handling important, complex and highly sensitive legal problems and disputes.
 
For more than 20 years, in his capacity as academician and practitioner, Dr. Al Shaikh has been conducting and supervising legal research in the Business Law. He authored and co-authored a number of books and articles on different topics relating to his area of practice and to the subjects he teaches at the University.
 
Dr. Al Shaikh graduated from the French National Judicial School (ENM). He holds a Master Degree in Business Law (DEA), and a Doctor of Laws degree (Doctorat d'Etat en Droit) with top honors from the University of Paris II, France and various other academic qualifications from Egypt, Europe and the United States. He has spent two years as resident, visiting scholar at the University of London.

Dr. Al Shaikh is a member of several international legal associations including ABA, CIArb, ALAI, ATRIP and IBA. He speaks Arabic, French and English.
     
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