Financial Crime lawyer in Dubai, UAE

Our financial crime team assists stakeholders across the entire financial ecosystem in legal matters related to complex financial crime. From assisting regulators and government entities with frameworks, advising corporate clients on best legal practice, assisting multinational organizations with compliance, and safeguarding individuals, HL&A is the UAE’s first port of call for advice and representation with serious financial crime.

Our expertise incudes advising on issues such as corporate fraud, forgery, identity theft, breach of trust, bounced cheques, loan and mortgage fraud, violation of regulatory guidelines, corruption, money laundering, terrorist financing, bribery, information security, market abuse, insider dealing and cybercrime. We identify and safeguard against liability and protect our clients’ interests before public prosecution, police, and the UAE courts.

We don’t just respond to instances of financial crime but also act in preventative manner by helping corporate concerns ensure compliance with AML and KYC regulations, anti-corruption laws, global anti-bribery frameworks, and boycott or sanctions campaigns.

Our goal is to facilitate a safer, more secure financial environment and shield its participants from the adverse impacts associated with financial crime.

What People Say


I am writing to you to thank you all for the ongoing support you have provided our family since our daughter’s accident in 2016. You have guided us through the complexities of the UAE legal system in a way that has provided us with the time and space to focus our attention on our daughter’s sub-stational and ever-increasing health and medical needs with the confidence that Lily’s legal arrangements are in safe and expert hands. Stephen Ranger, Nesreen Nabil and Zahra Petafi in particular have been very supportive and compassionate since the accident and have always provided prompt advice and support to our many queries especially since our enforced return to Australia.

Joffrid Mackett

I would like to extend a big thanks to Mr. Lootah and his team for the wonderful support that they have not only provided my firm but also friends and colleagues of mine to whom I recommended your company. We have been fortunate enough to experience your team’s expert advice and support in various forms and have not only found it to be extremely effective but also extremely reasonably priced, especially considering that many regard Hussain Lootah & Associates to be a leading Law firm in the UAE. I do not hesitate to recommend your firm to anyone in need of Legal advice, regardless of the nature of the advice sought.

Andrew Burrow
Managing Director | 5 Capitals

Black & White Engineering is a leading MEP engineering design consultancy with a long list of top clients and prestigious projects in our portfolio.  Our engineering expertise is second to none but to remain successful and at the top our game we also need to ensure we have strong legal advice and representation when we need it.  Many of the projects we work on, along with the contractual agreements that we are part of, are highly complex so it made sense for us to seek out an expert legal provider such as Hussain Lootah & Associates who can provide us with tailor made services to suit different situations.

Mick Cairns
CEO | Black & White Engineering