The Law Offices of Sheikh Tariq Abdullah specialise in advising international clients on shipping and oil, gas, and energy related matters.

We are frequently appointed by the International Finance Corporation, World Bank, international commercial banks, oil companies and multinationals.

We understand the sensitivities of decisions in a political context and the need for confidentiality.

Empowered with our international experience and expertise, we provide practical, workable legal solutions to guide our international clients to success and address the grey areas in the Yemeni laws.

We advise in all areas of commercial law including due diligence, litigation, arbitration and mediation.



Specialising in shipping, our office has been advising ship owners, P&I Clubs and charterers since its inception and can provide support in all areas of the field.

Throughout the development of the Aden Port and the Aden Refinery, the firm was instrumental in providing legal advice to both entities. The firm continues to specialise in all shipping legal work in Yemen.

Oil, Gas & Energy


Our advisory capacity dates back to when the oil companies carried out only bunkering and trading activities in Aden.

In the last twelve years we have acted as legal advisors to Agip, Elf, B.P. and CanOxy in the field of oil exploration. We advised on the biggest industrial investment project ever undertaken in Yemen, namely the LNG project.



The firm are very experienced in advising on the applicable Yemeni environmental laws and regulations.

We advised a major London law firm regarding a contract and agreement for the engineering, procurement, supply, construction and commissioning of a gas pipeline and facilities.

Property & Construction


We have a strong land section that deals with commercial and agricultural property.  We are in a position to advice companies of every description, investors, developers, banks and individuals who may be embarking on their first commercial or agricultural property transaction from the inception to the conclusion.

Intellectual Property


Our office can advise and assist in filing for Trade Marks and Service Marks registration for local and foreign companies in Yemen.  We deal swiftly to protect intellectual property rights, both to restrain wrongful acts and to seek the protection through the courts if necessary.

Company & Commercial


The offices provide comprehensive advise to foreign and local companies in connection with establishing a business in Yemen. We also advise upon set up, on related matters such as employment, tax and other aspects of local laws that are applicable.