Mr. Jörg Seifert

Mr. Jörg Seifert was born in 1963 in Heidelberg, Germany. He studied law in Würzburg and Göttingen, where he passed the First State Examination. He completed his Referendariat (training as junior barrister) and his Second State Examination in Oldenburg. Jörg Seifert is a German advocate (Rechtsanwalt) and member of the Bar Association (Rechtsanwaltskammer) Oldenburg/Lower Saxony. He is admitted to practice law in all district courts, regional courts and higher regional courts in Germany. He is also admitted to practice law in the courts of the Dubai International Financial Center and the Dubai Tenancy Disputes Settlement Centre (Court for Landlord and Tenant Law) in the United Arab Emirates.

Since 1995 he is permanently practising law in the Middle East. For three years he was heading the European Section of the law firm of Dr. Hasan Al Mulla Lawyers & Legal Consultants in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. During this period Mr. Jörg Seifert was appointed the official legal counsel of the Austrian Embassy in Riyadh by the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In December 1998 Mr. Jörg Seifert transferred his residence to Dubai, United Arab Emirates and joined the local law firm Al Sharif Advocates & Legal Consultants. Amongst other tasks, his work primarily focuses on catering to the needs of foreign investors in the UAE and the other countries of the Gulf Co-operation Council.  

Mr. Jörg Seifert has published more than 30 articles on selected legal topics related to the countries of the Gulf Co-operation Council (Publications) and he is:
  • Honorary member of the Association of Fellows and Legal Scholars of the Centre for International Legal Studies in Salzburg/Austria
and a member of the following associations:
  • German Near And Middle East Association (Nah- Und Mittelost-Verein e.V.) in Berlin
  • GHORFA Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry e.V. in Berlin
  • German Lawyers Association – Workshop for International Legal Relations (Deutscher Anwaltverein – Arbeitsgemeinschaft für internationalen Rechtsverkehr) in Berlin
  • Foreign Lawyers Association (Ausländischer Anwaltverein e.V.) in Hamburg
  • International Bar Association in London
  • Arabic and Islamic Law Association (Gesellschaft für Arabisches und Islamisches Recht) in Frankfurt
  • SILFA – Staubach International Law Firm Alliance

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