Majid Obaid Bin Bashir
Vice Chairman and Secretary General
Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC)
Majid Obaid Bin Bashir is a highly experienced legal consultant with extensive experience across a range of UAE governmental departments and corporations. As a registered Arbitrator with the Abu Dhabi Conciliation and Arbitration Centre and Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), he has been appointed as Sole Arbitrator or Co-Arbitrator across a number of cases.
Between 2005 and 2007, Majid served as Chief Executive Officer and board member for the Dubai Developmental Board, and as a conciliator of the Dubai Chamber for 13 years. He has also previously served as a Public Prosecutor, and has been a member of several judicial committees. With a key role in drafting the bylaws for the Dubai Chamber, the Islamic Chambers and the Gulf Arbitration Centre, Majid served as Legal Advisor and Director of the Legal Department of the Dubai Chamber, and as Secretary General of the Arbitration Centre of the Dubai Chamber between 1996 and 2000. He then joined the DIAC board of trustees and was appointed Vice Chairman of the organisation’s executive committee. Majid is also Chairman of the Islamic International Arbitration Centre and Chairman of the board of trustees for the International Islamic Centre for Reconciliation and Arbitration.