Mohammad Rwashdeh is special counsel in the dispute resolution team of the firm's Dubai office, based in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). Mohammad regularly advises and represents both UAE-based and international clients in a wide range of commercial, intellectual property, civil and criminal disputes.
Mohammad has full rights of audience before the Courts of Jordan. He is also licensed as a legal consultant by the Dubai Department of Legal Affairs and works closely with local counsel in respect of litigation pending before the UAE Courts. Mohammad has been instructed as lawyer and counsel in a broad range of contentious and non-contentious matters, including complex commercial contracts, arbitration, corporate, insolvency, anti-corruption, intellectual property, construction, real estate, sharia law, education and training, insurance, data privacy law and employment. Mohammad has experience in arbitration and enforcing local UAE judgments and arbitration awards overseas, as well as enforcing international and foreign judgments and arbitration awards in the UAE and Jordan. In addition, Mohammad has experience in legislation, policy, compliance, investigations and due diligence matters.
Before joining K&L Gates, Mohammad served as general counsel for an investment group owned by the largest higher education institution in the UAE. He managed the legal department, provided legal advice to the board of directors and drafted and reviewed policies, procedures, and other legal documentation.
Prior to that, he worked as an attorney at law and senior legal counsel in law firms in Dubai and Jordan. Mohammad has also been the Head of Legal, Attorney General and government representative of the Public Security Directorate - Ministry of Internal Affairs in Jordan. He also headed the Intellectual Property Rights Protection Unit in Jordan.
- Recognized by The Legal 500 EMEA for Employment as a key member of the UAE Employment team, 2022 and 2023
- Recognized by The Legal 500 EMEA for Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and International Litigation as a key member of the UAE Dispute Resolution team, 2022 and 2023
- Member of Jordanian Bar Association
- Member of Arab Society for Intellectual Property Association
- Member of International Intellectual Law Association
- "Economic damages: a reconsideration of retrospective valuation," Law Business Research, Middle Eastern and African Arbitration Review 2023
- "Can we use freelancers?,” Lexis Middle East HR Alert, June 2022
- Co-author, “Recent Judgment Highlights Potential Pitfalls in Technology Transfer Agreements in Egypt," The Licensing Journal, Volume 21 Number 4, April 2022
- “A review of the law in the United Arab Emirates regarding the exceptional nature of arbitration agreements,” An extract from Volume 13, No. 1 – 2021 of the International Journal of Arab Arbitration. The IJAA is available on Kluwerarbitration.com.
- 2018, Patent License Agreement, Comparative Study , In Arabic Language, (Text Book , Published by Dar Wael)