Muhammad El Gawhary is a senior associate of Bennett Jones (Gulf) LLP, which carries on the practice of law in Doha, Qatar, in association with Bennett Jones LLP.
Licensed and qualified to practice as a lawyer in New York, New Jersey and the District of Columbia, Muhammad has more than five years of international legal experience with a strong focus on complex construction arbitration and commercial litigation. His practice focuses primarily on representing companies in commercial arbitration disputes in Qatar, including arbitration matters held under the ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL and other institutional arbitration rules, and matters brought before the Qatar International Center for Conciliation and Arbitration (QICCA).
Having previously worked for a busy local law firm in Doha, Muhammad also has significant experience in assisting companies involved in local commercial litigation cases, and has acquired a comprehensive understanding of how local courts operate.
Prior to joining Bennett Jones (Gulf) LLP, Muhammad worked at three prominent law firms in three different countries, enabling him to develop a diverse and broad range of invaluable legal skills, and a multi-faceted approach to commercial, contractual and international disputes.
Muhammad's experience includes more than three years with an international law firm working out of the firm’s offices in Washington, D.C., and Dubai. He subsequently worked for law firms based in Dubai and Doha, which solidified his insight into the various regional and domestic intricacies and considerations of arbitration and litigation.
During that time, Muhammad worked extensively on multiple multimillion-dollar arbitration cases, including several investor-state, construction and other commercial payment disputes, and dozens of civil and commercial litigation cases with positive, successful and client-driven results.
Muhammad holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the American University in Cairo, a Juris Doctorate degree from Vermont Law School, and an LL.M. degree from The State University of New York at Buffalo Law School.
Muhammad is fluent in English and Arabic.