Yaman is a Partner in HFW’s office in Dubai. He qualified in 2002, and built up his regional practise and local litigation experience through working with top local firms in Jordan and the UAE. He is fluent in Arabic and English, and is registered as a foreign lawyer with the Law Society of England and Wales.
Yaman is highly regarded for both his shipping litigation expertise and his extensive experience within the Arabian Gulf region. His practice focuses on regional shipping disputes and litigation, including cargo disputes, offshore collisions, and fraud under bills of lading. He represents P&I Clubs, charterers and shipowners, and has successfully litigated a substantial number of shipping disputes before UAE courts and other local courts within the Arabian Gulf and Middle East. Whilst his practice is mainly litigation focused, he also advises local port authorities on non-contentious shipping matters and regulatory issues.
Yaman also advises on a large number of non-marine related matters, including civil and commercial disputes arising out of tort and negligence, personal injuries and commercial agencies. Yaman has extensive experience of handling criminal proceedings in the UAE involving corporate fraud, and has represented banks in respect of various finance disputes related to Letters of Credit and fraud in documentary credit transactions.
Yaman is a regular conference speaker, most recently presenting papers locally and internationally on the maritime laws and ports regulations of the Gulf States.
Yaman is recommended in Chambers 2015 as “extremely thorough and dedicated, and able to guide you through the local court process in a manner which instils confidence”. He is also recommended in Legal 500 2015 where clients say he is “brilliant at handling complex disputes”.
Yaman is also commended in Chambers global 2016 by sources for his “very good fighting spirit and knowledge.”