Raymond Camille Habesch




NATIONALITY:        British, Palestinian
LANGUAGES: Arabic, English, French and Italian
BAR ADMISSION: Barrister-at-Law, of Lincoln's Inn
SPECIALTY: Oil & Gas and Corporate

Email: info@iclo.ae


Raymond Habesch is a member of the English Bar, graduating from the University of London with an LL.B and an LL.M.

Having practiced law at the Bar for a number of years (English Courts), Raymond subsequently joined the legal team of a LSE-listed industrial company.

In Abu Dhabi, Raymond worked as a senior attorney with a multinational law firm then joined ADNOC as in house-counsel and a few years later became its Legal Division Manager.

Raymond later took charge of the incorporation of ChemaWEyaat as its General Counsel, a position he held for numerous years. As in-house counsel he focused on transactional work in which the business angle played a major role.

Raymond sits also as arbitrator and appears as counsel and co-counsel in national and regional arbitrations.

Raymond has published a number of articles including in the first “UAE Arbitration Yearbook”, a yearly publication edited by the “International Consultant Law Office” (ICLO) since 2015.

Professional Experience

1998 – 2001: Senior Special Attorney – Shearman & Sterling, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2001 – 2006: Legal Division Manager - Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (reporting to the Chief Executive Officer)

2008 - 2013: General Counsel & Risk Manager– ChemaWEyaat (reporting to the Chief Executive Officer)

2015 – Present: Of-counsel, ICLO, Abu Dhabi, UAE


2009: Bachelor degree in European Law, University of Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne, Paris, France

1968: University of London - LL.B (Hons.)  

1969: Council of Legal Education  

1971: University of London - LL.M               


Arbitration and FIDIC Contract in Abu Dhabi”, published in 10 Keys for Arbitration in Abu Dhabi, March 2014


Oral Testimony in UAE Arbitral Proceedings”, UAE Arbitration Yearbooks 2015, ICLO publication, November 2015, page 375

(http://www.iclo.ae/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/UAE-Arbirtation-Yearbook-2015.pdf )

Third Party Funding in Arbitration”, UAE Arbitration Yearbooks 2016, ICLO publication, 2016, page 132