Bashar Al-Rousan
Bashar Al-Rousan
General Counsel
Seasoned legal professional with experience spanning government, quasi government, commercial, and legal firm practice.


  • Nearly 20 years providing legal, regulatory and transactional advice to corporates and highest levels of government in Abu Dhabi and the UAE


  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales


  • Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, UK
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Law from Nottingham Law School, UK
  • BA in Law from Al-Isra University, Jordan

Employment History

  • Director Legal & Risk Management Affairs Unit at the Executive Affairs Authority of Abu Dhabi, where he provided legal advice, support, and recommendations to the highest levels of government within Abu Dhabi and the UAE
  • Senior Solicitor at Allen & Overy, where he advised on multi-million dirham corporate and commercial projects
  • Legal Counsel for Shell EP International Ltd, where he supervised legal work for Shell's projects in Egypt
  • Solicitor at Simmons & Simmons, where he provided legal advice across a range of industries with particular focus on corporate and commercial transactions
  • Lawyer with Hadef Al-Dhahiri & Associates, where he advised on company and commercial law and practice.