Our Team

Ahmad Kayali
Owner and General Manager

Law and Management professional with 11 years of post-qualification experience with a focus on Corporate and Commercial transactional matters along with Financial Services regulatory matters.

Spent the last 7 years in private practice assisting clients on a project basis or serving as the main external legal counsel / strategic advisor for corporate clients in a variety of sectors including Banking and Finance, Food and Beverage, Hospitality, Business Consulting, Real Estate, Construction, Education, General Trading, Media, and Medicine.

Prior to that, spent 4 years working in the academic world and teaching courses in Business Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Enterprise Organization, Leadership, Business Ethics and Business Communication (at the American University in Dubai – both at the undergraduate and MBA level). Also, served as the Chairman of the Department of Management at the American University in Dubai for 1 year.

Obtained a JD (Juris Doctor) degree from the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor, and BA degree (with a double major in Political Science and Philosophy) from the University of Michigan’s Honors College in Ann Arbor.

Highlights Of Professional Experience

2007 to
2010

Law Professor and Chair of the Department of Management at the American University in Dubai

2009 to
2011

Legal Consultant and to the Dubai Land Department Real Estate Regulatory Agency

2011 to
2017

Senior Associate at top GCC and European Corporate, Transactional and Banking law firms

2011 to

Head of Legal and Compliance for a DIFC Investment Bank

Professional Memberships

2006 to
Present

State Bar of Michigan (SBM)
Licensed Attorney

2017 to
Present

Ras Al Kaimah Courts Legal Affairs Department Legal Consultant

2011 to
2017

Dubai Ruler’s Court Legal Affairs Department Legal Consultant

2008 to
2015

Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) Court Practitioner

2010 to
2011

Dubai International Financial Center, Licensed Compliance Officer

Jamie Malate
Administrative Manager

Jamie is a versatile Administrative Manager, she is capable of managing multiple tasks with emphasis on retaining quality standards with ability to quickly assess and prioritizes projects and office tasks. By nature, she is a service orientated person, who enjoys being supportive to colleagues and clients. She is a structured and organised team player, who loves having people around her in the office and feels most comfortable having various responsibilities at the same time.

Yasir Fawad
Public Relation Officer

Yasir is working at Ahmad Kayali Management Consultancy as a Public Relation Officer, he is managing all aspects of company set-up work like Onshore LLCs, onshore branches, free-zone companies, and offshore companies, along with other related work.