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Dr. Jean-Michel Moriniere

Of Counsel


T : +971 2 643 9222

Jean-Michel has been practicing for the last 16 years in the UAE, he is a registered advocate in France and was previously with International law firm Clyde & Co. He started in private practice 25 years ago as an international trade, insurance, and shipping lawyer. While involved in contentious and non-contentious matters his ability to provide legal strategies and tailer made corporate and commercial solutions are praised by his clients.

His clients range from governments to listed companies and SMEs, he assists his clients in projects, commercial agreements, distribution and representation contracts, corporate arrangements and joint-ventures, offsets, insurance and a broad range of dispute resolution matters.

Through experiences in structuring In-house legal functions for clients or auditing clients’ legal risk management, Jean-Michel has gained over the years an understanding of client’s needs, this enables providing practical and timely solutions. It is key to developing a lasting professional relationship in trust and knowledge of each other’s industries.

Holding a PhD in law Jean-Michel has been lecturing at several universities including Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, he also served as delegate or expert to various international organizations including UNCITRAL or EU.

In a fast pace business environment I still give value to time and tailors made solutions rather than delivering unthought boiler plating.” – Jean Michel


Jean-Michel serves various segments including Academia, Aviation, Culture, Defence, Industry, Logistics, Oil and Gas, Transport, Retail and Utilities. Corporate and commercial, insurance, shipping, trade, dispute resolution.

Qualifications and Professional Bodies


  • French Maritime Law association
  • regional editor
  • Registered in France as an Advocate
  • Registered in the UAE as a Legal consultant


  • PhD
  • Advocate (French Bar)


  • French – Fluent
  • English – Fluent


  • Quimbert & Associes
  • HBM Partners (ex Honig Buffat Mettetal – HPMBC)
  • Clyde & Co (France and UAE)

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Dubai Office

Oberoi Centre, 13th Floor,
Marasi Drive, Business Bay,
P.O. Box 33299, Dubai,
United Arab Emirates

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Tel : +971 4 2828 000
Fax : +971 4 2828 011
Email: [email protected]

Abu Dhabi Office

Abdullah Al Mulla Building,
M02, 39 Hameem Street,
Al Nahyan Area, P.O. Box 71284,
Abu Dhabi,United Arab Emirates

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Tel : +971 2 6439 222
Fax : +971 2 6439 229
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