With over 33 years of legal experience, Dr. Habib Al Mulla is one of the UAE’s most highly respected personalities and has drafted many of the modern legislative structures in Dubai today. He was Founder and CEO of Habib Al Mulla & Associates in the UAE, and following the merger with Becker McKenzie, became Head of Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla's office.
Dr. Al Mulla is consulted to draft and offer law advice, both on federal and emirate levels. He created the concept of financial free zones in the UAE and was the architect of the legal framework establishing the Dubai International Financial Centre, the first financial free zone in the UAE.
In 2014, he was the chairman of the board of trustees for Dubai International Arbitration Centre, Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Chairman of the Legislative Committee of Dubai Financial Services Authority, Director of the Institute of Advanced Legal and Judicial Studies, and Chairman of UAE Jurists Association.
He holds an LLB in Sharia and Law from the UAE University, a Master of Law from Harvard University and a PhD from Cambridge University.