Dr Obaid Saqer Busit
Dr. Obaid Saqer Busit is a leading lawyer in Dubai, his legal skillset includes arbitration, international trade, agency and distribution, and high level civil and criminal cases. Born and raised in Dubai, he went on to qualify postgrad in both the United States of America and the United Kingdom, and the founder and owner of the law practice Busit Advocates & Legal Consultants which he began in 1992. In 1994-2000 he was made the Director General of Dubai’s Department of Ports and Customs. He was elected to the post of Chairman of the World Customs Organization Council in 2000: the first Arab ever to hold this prestigious position. In 1998 Busit was elected to the His reputation for his skills as a lawyer remains distinguished and he continues to offer full-package end-to-end legal services to high-level local and international clients through his law firm.
Dr Obaid Saqer Busit – Academic Background
Beginning his law studies as an undergraduate at UAE University, Obaid Saqer Busit graduated with honours in 1984 and moved on to the University of San Diego in California, USA, to gain his Master’s degree in Comparative Law. Subsequently, he focused on arbitration with achieving his PhD in Commercial Arbitration from the University of Durham in England in 1991.
In 1992 Dr. Busit acquired his legal licence in the UAE and began to practise law and his law firm Busit Advocates & Legal Consultants. His doctorate, however, did not mark the end of his academic success. He has been author to a large number of articles appearing in many international legal journals, both in Arabic and English, and has lectured at UAE University.
Busit Advocates & Legal Consultants
In 1992, Dr. Obaid Saqer Busit founded Busit Advocates & Legal Consultants; an exclusive boutique law firm. The scope of legal services include corporate, customs regulations, real estate, criminal, investments, medical malpractice and labour law.
Busit Advocates and Legal Consultants provides a full-package legal service to a wide range of clients, each given the professional attention, access to the firm’s local & international network that goes beyond just legal consultation. They believe that this offering of an end-to-end comprehensive and exclusive legal and business approach, separates them from their competitors and offer real value to their clients. Their multi-cultural team reflects the international background of their founder and owner, Dr. Obaid Saqer Busit, with the firm offering legal services in Arabic, English, Farsi and Russian.
The clients of Dr. Busit and his firm have included Benazir Bhutto, the 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan, and the facilitation of multi-million dollar hotel purchases in Dubai in 2014 for US$250 million. In 1992 one of Dr. Busit’s first cases was against the Dubai government free zone for US$400 million, which he won. In 2007 the firm successfully arbitrated the Galadari Group within three months, for a case that had been in deadlock since 1985.