Rubert & Partners is a unique boutique platform founded by Maria Rubert to provide effective, creative and practical legal, business and trading solutions serving as a one-stop shop for arbitration & litigation and the most recurrent needs of our United Arab Emirates-based and international clients.

 
 
We take great pride in combining the best from our European roots, Americas upbringing and ties, and Middle East practical know how.
Our legal team offers a combination of significant Middle East expertise (over 30 years of experience) in complex litigations together with European trained lawyers and delivering legal and business development support in line with our clients’ cultural expectations. This capability likewise enables us to assist UAE-based clients in litigations and transactions taking place in Europe and the Americas
Our business consultancy and trading division evaluates the prospects of business projects and acts as distributor of leading international brands.
 
Our mission is to create best in class business solutions and selling strategies that satisfy the continuing and growing need for consumer goods, retail, and healthcare in the Middle East and Africa. We have established an effective platform through expert consultants, innovative logistics, sales and marketing strategies.
We value building close trustful relationships with Clients and growing with the development of their projects through effective, innovative and personal service.
 
 
MEET THE TEAM
 
 
 
 

Maria Rubert

MANAGING PARTNER

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Maria Rubert

MANAGING PARTNER

Maria is a Spanish and US lawyer, registered with the Dubai Ruler's Court and the DIFC Courts.

She is specialized in business law and arbitration holding a Master of Laws by Washington College of Law, American University (Washington DC, USA) and an Executive MBA by IE Business School (Madrid, Spain). She received bachelor degrees from Alfonso X El Sabio (Madrid, Spain) and Kennesaw State University (Kennesaw, USA)

Since her arrival to Dubai she has developed substantial expertise in the fields of corporate structure and migration having a wide array of international clientele. Prior to reaching Dubai she worked on arbitration and commercial law positions for private companies, institutions and government.

In parallel to her counsel role, she is listed as arbitrator with the Dubai International Arbitration Centre, the Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Center the Ras al Khaimah Centre of Reconciliation and Commercial Arbitration, the Ajman Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Center, the Sharjah International Commercial Arbitration Centre and Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Institute.

She is an active member of the Spanish speaking community in the UAE, currently acting as Vice Chairman of the Spanish Business Council.

She contributes to the preparation of future lawyers through an internship program in collaboration with leading Spanish and United States institutions; and often acts as speaker for universities, entrepreneur groups and legal organizations.

Maria was born in Valencia, Spain on the 18th October 1980.
 
 

Abdallah Al Zari

FOUNDING PARTNER

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Abdallah Al Zari

FOUNDING PARTNER

Mr. Alzari is a UAE registered attorney specialized in litigation and corporate & commercial law.

He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) by University of Sharjah (Sharjah, UAE) and Bachelor of Sciences (B.Sc.) in Accounting by UAE University (Dubai, UAE)

Prior to the founding of United Advocates in 2004, he held management positions within the transport industry in the UAE. His prior experience in this industry makes him a leading practitioner in the drafting and negotiating of infrastructures and transport tenders, often advising international and UAE-based companies in this field.

Mr. Alzari manages a team of 30 lawyers located in the Dubai-headquarter office of United Advocates and Abu Dhabi and El Cairo offices.

He was born in Sharjah, UAE on 3 July 1964.
 
 

Carlos Marcos

ASSOCIATE

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Carlos Marcos

ASSOCIATE

Carlos is a Spanish lawyer specialized in dispute resolution and corporate & commercial law.

He regularly advises international and Middle East-based companies on business structuring, contracts and arbitration matters.

He obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) and a Double Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Lawyering and International Business Law from ESADE Business and Law School (Barcelona, Spain). During his LL.B. he attended the Georgetown’s Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London, United Kingdom.

In parallel to his counsel role, Carlos participates in DIAC arbitration proceedings as administrative secretary.

Carlos was born in Alicante, Spain on the 1st October 1992.
 
 

Francisco Rubert

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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Francisco Rubert

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Francisco is our Executive Director in Spain.

He is specialised in advising companies seeking to internationalise their offering in the Middle East.

Francisco holds studies on international commerce and masters in transport & logistics and financial intermediation.

In parallel to his position with us, Francisco is the President of the Valencia Navy League, non-profit entity that organises professional and recreational lectures, meetings, workshops, and events. The Valencia Navy League maintains direct contact with the four Marines - Navy, Merchant, Fishing and Recreational.

Francisco was born in Valencia, Spain on December 3, 1982.