Partner Profile

Samer Abdo

Banking & Finance,
Corporate Services,
Commercial, Litigation,
Dispute Resolution,
Labour & Real Estate

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Samer is a Jordanian National and has solid experience in the area of Litigation, Banking & Finance. Immediately prior to his role at Nasser Malalla, Samer was a Partner at a leading UAE law firm and has held the position of a senior legal counsel at Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC (the world's first fully-fledged Islamic bank) where he managed, led and monitored the implementation of all the legal projects in the bank.


Prior to joining Dubai Islamic Bank, Samer held the position of a Manager of the Legal Department at Dubai Bank PJSC, where he played a vital role in managing and protecting the bank's interest and legal risks pertaining to third party legal transactions and relationships.


Samer's dynamic practical experience with Dubai Islamic Bank and Dubai Bank encompasses the structuring of many Islamic products including Sukuk where he worked alongside many different and eminent Shariah scholars. Samer brings a breadth of diverse legal experience including working in private practice in a local law firm in the UAE, in a prominent government organisation and leading telecommunication company in Jordan where he provided advice and legal opinions on civil, commercial, labour, corporate, property and litigation matters and handled several large legal transactions.

Recent work includes:


  • advising a well-known GCC company on a major cross border litigation matter; and
  • advising a well-known GCC company on various merger and acquisition matters & bank facilities restructuring.

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