Ghanem Al Hajeri

Advocate, Founding Partner
Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration
Email: ghanem@iclo.ae

LANGUAGES:        Arabic and English
SPECIALITY:          Arbitration, Litigation & Corporate


  • Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (UAE representative)

  • Member of the ICC-UAE Commission on Arbitration & ADR Steering Committee

  • Board Member of the Emirates Japanese Marketing Council

  • Member of the UAE International Investors Council

  • Member of the IBA Arbitration Committee

  • Member of the IBA Construction Committee:


Ghanem Al Hajeri is graduated with a Bachelor of Shariah & Law from Emirates University in Abu Dhabi and is advocate admitted to practice before UAE Courts of First Instance and Courts of Appeal.

Ghanem cumulates 10 years’ experience in the public sector as a legal advisor of different public entities including lastly the Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation & Arbitration Center of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce.

In 2010, Ghanem moved from the public sector to the private sector and founded International Consultant Law Office (ICLO). Since then, Ghanem cumulates an in depth-knowledge of the UAE courts’ system and an extensive experience in a wide range of litigation matters including Corporate & Commercial Law, Property & Rental Disputes, Employment, Construction & Engineering, Insurance, Real Estate.

Ghanem is regularly involved in major corporate matters including Joint Ventures & Mergers and acquisitions.

Ghanem also 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, SIAC, HKIAC, AAA, LCIA and under various local institutions including Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation & Arbitration Center (ADCCAC), DIFC-LCIA, Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC).

Ghanem is particularly involved with the ICC arbitral institution and currently held his second mandate of Member of ICC International Court of Arbitration.

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

Professional Experience

August 2006 - April 2007: Legal Analyst, Tatweer / Dubai Holding, Dubai, UAE

June 2007 – January 2013: Secretary of Cases and Disputes, Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation & Arbitration Centre (ADCCAC), Abu Dhabi, UAE

February 2013 – January 2015: Conciliation & Arbitration Advisor, ADCCAC, Abu Dhabi UAE

February 2015 – Present: Advocate & Founding Partner, International Consultant Law Office (ICLO), Abu Dhabi, UAE


October 2012 - May 2013: Professional Diploma in Business Excellence, Abu Dhabi International Centre for Organizational Excellence, Abu Dhabi, UAE

March 2005 - March 2006: Bar Exam preparation, Institute of Training & Judicial Studies, Abu Dhabi, UAE

September 1998 - May 2004: Bachelor degree of Shariah & Law, United Arab Emirates University, Abu Dhabi, UAE