Mahmoud is a Senior Consultant in Hourani & Partners’ Litigation practice. He advises businesses, financial institutions (including Islamic banks), multinational corporations, real estate & construction companies, family offices and Royal families on domestic and cross-border disputes. He has litigated numerous cases before courts and arbitration panels across the UAE and the Middle East.

Mahmoud regularly represents clients on contentious matters involving commercial contracts, insurance, corporate transactions, banking regulations, property acquisition, leasing & development, and intellectual property disputes. He is highly regarded for particular expertise in niche areas such as corporate dissolution, insolvency and shareholder disputes.

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Dispute Resolution

Mahmoud’s selected experience includes advising:

  • A leading real estate development company in the UAE on an arbitration dispute valued at AED 65 million, as well as a litigation dispute totaling AED 43 million
  • Various Islamic and commercial banks in the UAE regarding disputes over loan facilities
  • A consortium of family businesses in the GCC for a commercial dispute claim exceeding AED 300 billion
  • A Kuwaiti Royal Family concerning a series of commercial disputes related to their group companies
  • A Saudi Royal Family member in her real estate dispute with a UAE developer
  • A leading developer in the UAE in disputes related to its insolvency
  • Multiple clients in construction disputes related to the Abu Dhabi airport expansion, with claims amounting in excess of AED 1 billion


  • LLB, Alexandria University, Egypt


  • Egyptian Bar Association, Egypt
  • Dubai Legal Affairs Department, UAE
  • Arabic
  • English