Ali Al Aidarous is the Founder and Managing Attorney of “Al Aidarous Advocates & Legal Consultants”, a corporate law firm specializing in complex corporate litigation and arbitration as well as offering consultancy in corporate, commercial, construction, banking, insurance and maritime matters.
Prior to setting up the firm in 1997, Mr Al Aidarous was the managing partner of a leading corporate national firm and in-house counsel for United Arab Bank, which was affiliated to Société Générale, France.
Mr Al Aidarous has 30 years’ experience in commercial and corporate matters and has right of audience before the UAE and DIFC Courts. He is an international arbitrator accredited before regional and international arbitration centres like DIAC, ADCCAC, DIFC-LCIA and AGCC Arbitration and ICC Paris. He also acts as a counsel in arbitration matters and regularly provides expert opinions on UAE law issues before international arbitration and foreign courts.
Mr Al Aidarous has served as the ICC Court Member representing UAE, was a Member of the Board of Directors of the ICC UAE National Committee, and served as Chairman of the ICC-UAE Commission on Arbitration and ADR. He is currently a member of the Dubai Financial Markets Tribunal. He is fluent in Arabic, English and French.