“Every individual has to perform his duty. Man is mortal, but his work is not. Therefore, work is greater than wealth.”

Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

In 2014 Ghanem founded International Consultant Law Office (ICLO) and heads the Litigation Department holding an in-depth knowledge of the UAE laws and processes. As Founding Partner, Ghanem leads ICLO’s vision – to provide stalwart legal services to UAE’s entrepreneurship community.

Prior to founding ICLO, Ghanem accumulated 10 years experience in the public sector as a legal advisor of different public entities including recently the Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation & Arbitration Center of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce.

“ICLO is my best professional journey.”

Ghanem regularly acts as a counsel and arbitrator (chair, sole and co-arbitrator) in ad hoc proceedings and under various international rules, including those of the ICC and GCCAC, and under various local institutions including Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation & Arbitration Center (ADCCAC), DIFC-LCIA, Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC).

Ghanem is exposed internationally through its participation to major seminars, conferences and forums.

Ghanem is fluent in English & Arabic and graduated with a Bachelor of Shariah & Law from Emirates University in Abu Dhabi and is admitted as an Advocate to practice before UAE Courts of First Instance and Courts of Appeal.



  • – UAE Representative of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (second mandate)
  • – Member of the ICC-UAE Commission on Arbitration & ADR
  • – Board Member of the Emirates Japanese Marketing Council
  • – Member of the IBA Arbitration Committee
  • – Member of the IBA Construction Committee