LYLaw is a Dubai-based general practice law firm, advising corporations and individuals on the practical aspects of living and doing business in the U.A.E. and the greater MENA region. Our clients range from individuals, to family offices, to multinationals.
Our specialty is pragmatic and individually tailored advice, based on significant legal and business experience in the region. We focus on providing quality advice, by representing a selective group of clients to whom we offer uncompromising individual support and in-depth expertise of the local market and legal principles.
We are a tight-knit group of internationally trained practitioners, with in-depth local experience and considerable history of working together. We are enthusiastic, young-spirited and idealistic, yet pragmatic and grounded. We embrace the challenges of practicing law in a rapidly evolving jurisdiction and enjoy being in the thick of the history in the making.
As a team, we adhere to the utmost standards of professionalism and ethics and aspire to the highest levels of client satisfaction. We are passionate about our profession and loyal to our cause.
We are active participants in and contributors to the U.A.E. legal framework. The firm’s lawyers are regular legal commentators to the national and international media outlets on the various aspects of the U.A.E. legal practice. The firm’s Managing Partner, Ludmila Yamalova, a U.S. qualified lawyer, is a weekly host of a live radio show – Legal Hour on Drive Live – Dubai Eye FM 108.3, Dubai’s number one radio station, http://dubaieye1038.com.
Ludmila is also a regular commentator and contributor of legal articles to the local media outlets, including Zawya, The National, Arabian Business, Business 24/7, Gulf News, 7Days, Business Insight, etc. Ludmila has been quoted as the regional legal expert by various international publications, including Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times, etc. and has appeared on BBC, CNC and ABC.
As a team, we also provide legal training, in the form of workshops and courses, to the various branches of the U.A.E. government (Dubai Ruler’s Court and DMCC) and private businesses. We also offer a dynamic internship program for the local youth and aspiring lawyers, giving them hands-on real life experience in the practice of law.
The firm is managed by Ludmila Yamalova, a U.S. qualified attorney, who founded the practice in 2009, along with her German law partner, Harald Plewka. Ludmila has been consistently managing the practice, while actively practicing law, ever since.
The firm and our individual lawyers are licensed to practice law by the Dubai Government Legal Affairs Department (Ruler’s Court). We are also admitted to practice and hold relevant qualifications by the respective jurisdictions of our individual practitioners, ranging from the United States, Belgium, Germany, Lebanon and the Philippines.
The Firm embraces challenges of the evolving legal system and advocates unprecedented approaches to their resolution. We pursue novel approaches, revolutionary tactics, zealous advocacy, uncompromising principles and uphold an unwavering faith in justice and fairness.
LYLaw was founded by Ludmila Yamalova, US-qualified lawyer, along with her German law partner, Harald Plewka, in 2009. Ludmila has consistently managed the practice and continued to actively practice law ever since.
LYLaw represents a wide array of clients, from individuals, to family offices to multi-national corporations, providing practical advice on living and doing business in the U.A.E. and the greater MENA region.
“Thanks a lot for having this wonderful legal education program on your show. I also want to extend my great appreciation to Lyudmila who explains all kinds of questions brilliantly.” Dubai Eye Listener, May 15, 2017