Syed Mujtaba Hussain is the founding partner of Emirates Legal. He was admitted to practice by the Bar Council of India in 1995. He holds a Legal Consultancy License as well as a Management Consultancy License in UAE. He serves as a member of the International Advisory Committee of the Boalt Hall School of Law, UC Berkeley.

Mujtaba’s practice in UAE includes advising local and international clients on a variety of legal matters, including private equity, mergers and acquisitions, Joint Venture agreements, real estate disputes, mining contracts, civil engineering construction contracts and dispute resolution. He is currently representing several developers and high net-worth individuals in arbitration proceedings before Dubai International Arbitration Centre. He has successfully negotiated 5 out of court settlements in real estate disputes. Mujtaba has advised on a US $ 100 million real estate project initiated by a leading private equity firm in the Sultanate of Oman. He is currently advising on a US $ 2 billion smelter project, a US $ 300 million floating glass project and is negotiating a US $ 90 million mining contract in Saudi Arabia.

He has worked for a leading law firm in India, appeared before the Supreme Court of India and in various high courts,  served the United Nations in Geneva, worked for a law firm in Dubai and served as a the General Counsel of a leading investment bank in Dubai prior to joining Emirates Legal.

Mujtaba is the first Muslim in India to graduate from India’s prestigious National law School of India University Bangalore. He pursued his masters in International law from the University of Essex in England and his second Masters from Boalt Hall School of law, UC Berkeley, with a major in International Commercial Arbitration. He was awarded the H.W. & N. Robinson Scholarship 2003 (U.C. Berkeley) and the Pundit Foundation scholarship for outstanding Indian Scholar. He also enjoys the distinction of having been selected from over 3000 practicing Indian lawyers to pursue Environmental Law Fellowship Program at the Stanford University.

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Tassadque Hussain is enrolled as a Senior Advocate with more than 45 years of experience as a litigation attorney in the Indian courts. He has handled some of the largest arbitrations in India and has served as an arbitrator in several commercial disputes in India. He has authored several books on law and is a visiting faculty at some of the top law schools of the world. 

Mr. Hussain is presently serving as an advisor to Emirates Legal on all corporate and commercial matters.

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