Director of Economic Legislations, Ministry of Economy
Lubna Qassim is appointed as the Director of Economic Legislations at the Ministry of Economy to establish and head this department. Her responsibilities in summary include advising and working mainly on all the economic legislations of the UAE and advise various legal and public sector reform. Formerly, she was the Executive Director of the Legal and Regulatory Affairs department at the Dubai Economic Council, with responsibility to establish the legal and regulatory affairs department and monitor and handle the legal and regulatory matters affecting the Emirate of DubaiвЂ™s economy.
Lubna has extensive experience in advising on UAE, GCC and English law. She has particular experience in commercial law, corporate legal structures, employment law, arbitration and local litigation.
Lubna at present, is working on the legislative reforms. She has advised both the local and federal government on numerous local and federal economic legislations.
Before her current appointment, she worked for the largest global law firm in the world, Clifford Chance in their Dubai and London offices and was also a consultant to the World Bank.
Lubna graduated from Brunel University, England with an Honours Degree in Law and gained a Distinction Postgraduate Degree on Law from Leeds University, England. She is also the first to have successfully completed the Legal Practice Course, the English SolicitorвЂ™s exams, with a distinction. Lubna is also an advocate with the rights of audience before the UAE courts.
Lubna is a valued asset being a multi-linguist; she speaks fluently in Arabic, English, French, Persian, Urdu, Hindi and Mandarin Chinese. She's also the first UAE national who have worked at the House of Lords, Parliament of the UK.
Above all, she's not just a lawyer but a sensible and an exceptional woman in this generation.