Ibrahim Alhawai

Ibrahim is a dedicated and ambitious trainee lawyer acquiring experience in both UAE law and the common law.

Having graduated from the University of Sharjah, he has developed a deep understanding of the principles of the UAE legal system. Having completed the DIFC Laws Certificate course at the DIFC Academy, he will be shortly enrolling into the SQE course. At KBH, his training will involve gaining practical experience in the common law as well as learning and applying theoretical knowledge to real-world legal scenarios. Ibrahim is on the cusp of becoming a practicing lawyer in the UAE upon completing his training at the Institute of Training and Judicial Studies whereupon he will be accepting instructions in respect of matters to be litigated before all courts in the UAE.

Ibrahim is training in the UAE law is complemented by an Internship at Law Office of Mahmoud Al Hawai Advocates & Legal Consultants (a local law office), by shadowing advisors on some of the cases, where he attends court hearings, developing and honing his understanding of the legal environment of UAE law.


  • Admitted as a practicing lawyer – Ministry of Justice – United Arab Emirates (March 2024)
  • Part I Registered – DIFC (March 2024)


  • Arabic
  • English
Representative work:


  • Huobi OTC DMCC v (1) Tabarak Investment Capital Limited (2) Christian Thurner [2020] – Acting for the First Defendant, an investment management firm, in a claim relating to the transfer and storage of bitcoins. This is the first cryptocurrency case in the Technology and Construction Division of the DIFC Courts and was heard in December 2021 before the former Court of Appeal Judge Justice Sir Richard Field
  • DIFC Case No. CFI-043-2022 (i) William Allan Jones, (ii) Coffee Planet LLC, and (iii) Coffee Planet Roastery FZE v Robert Anthony Jones (the Proceedings) [2022] – Acting for the Defendant in a family dispute where the Defendant was the subject of an injunction and freezing order in the context of extant proceedings in the Dubai Courts. Challenging jurisdiction as well as the DIFC court’s authority to give a Black Swan injunction.
  • CFI-062-2021 – Sawhney & Anor v Credit Suisse AG [2022] – Acting for a Claimant in a financial mis-selling case and defending an strike out and immediate judgment application in court.
  • Union Bank of India (DIFC Branch) v (1) Velocity Industries LLC (2) Velocity Venture Limited (3) Umaku Trade Invest Limited (4) Vijey Kapoor (5) Ravi Kuchimanchi (6) Rajinder Makhijani (7) Parag Gupta (8) Devika Makhijani [2020] – Acting for the Sixth – Eighth Defendants in a claim against them pursuant to alleged obligations under personal guarantees.