Sherif Hikal, Co-Founding Partner, headed up litigation teams at two of the largest local law firms in the UAE. Mohamed ElGhatit, Co-Founding Partner, was Director of the DIFC- LCIA Arbitration Centre and the acting head of Hogan Lovells’ Middle East Disputes’ practice.
Sherif Hikal, Mohamed ElGhatit set up OGH Legal with Omar Al Omar to bridge the gap between international law firms and the local courts, to offer a one-stop shop for UAE local law assistance.
Mohamed’s highly regarded appointment as partner increases OGH’s exposure into the UAE local litigation arena.
Our client base is ever growing and reflects our successes thus far. Clients range from European government entities and sovereign wealth funds to state owned enterprises, high-value family houses as well as Fortune 500 companies.
OGH handles a number of cases, which are the highest in value currently being heard at the UAE local courts. Almost all of our current mandates are in excess of $50 million and our book of work for disputes is now more than $12 billion – reflecting the high-quality work we do.
OGH announces the opening of an additional office in the UAE to further its commitment to clients. The Abu Dhabi office focusses on Abu Dhabi and Al Ain local and federal court cases.
OGH announces the opening of an office in Cairo, further demonstrating their commitment to clients with interests both in Egypt and pan-Africa.
We are by far the fastest growing local law firm in the UAE in both relative and real terms. We have quadrupled in size and now have more than 20 lawyers.
OGH Legal is a brand name, it does not provide legal services (advocacy or legal consultancy). All advocacy and legal services are provided by Al Omar and Al Sabah Advocates, a law firm registered with and regulated by the Emirates of Abu Dhabi and Dubai Authorities.