Yaman Al Hawamdeh is a partner in HFW’s office in Dubai. He qualified in 2002, and built up his regional practice and local litigation experience through working with top local firms in Jordan and the UAE. He is fluent in Arabic and English, and is registered as a foreign lawyer with the Law Society of England and Wales.
Yaman is highly regarded for both his shipping litigation expertise and his extensive experience within the Arabian Gulf region. His practice focuses on regional shipping disputes and litigation, including cargo disputes, offshore collisions and fraud under bills of lading. He represents P&I clubs, charterers and shipowners, and has successfully litigated a substantial number of shipping disputes before UAE courts and other local courts within the Arabian Gulf and Middle East. Although his practice is mainly litigation focused, he also advises local port authorities on non-contentious shipping matters and regulatory issues.
Yaman also advises on a large number of non-marine-related matters, including civil and commercial disputes arising out of tort and negligence, personal injuries and commercial agencies. Yaman has extensive experience of handling criminal proceedings in the UAE involving corporate fraud, and has represented banks in respect of various finance disputes related to letters of credit and fraud in documentary credit transactions.