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Professor Malik Dahlan, LLB (Jordan); MA, LLM (Harvard)

Visiting Professor


Malik Dahlan is Visiting Professor at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Founder and Principal of Institution Qurayshi for Law & Policy iQ, a multifaceted professional think tank and intellectual research and services institution established by special charter of the Emir of Qatar in 2005 with offices in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Kingdom. MBR Legal is the legal arm of iQ while Innovation Platform (iPlatform) functions as a policy unit. iQ works with renowned international experts, affiliates and institutional partners to offer unparalleled regional expertise in law, political economy, policy, regulation, culture and economics with a dedicated focus on the Arabian Peninsula.



  • ‘Middle East Regionalism: Political Economy and Legal Solutions to Ongoing Crises’ Editor with D Mednicoff, Routledge (upcoming 2015)
  • ‘Islamic Law in the Gulf Region’ in Oxford Handbook of Islamic Law' (2014)
  • ‘Rethinking Regional Organization in the Gulf and Middle East’ Chapter in Gulf Politics and Economics in a Changing World, Singapore volume edited by M Hudson, World Scientific Printers (2014)
  • Introspective Reflections on the Islamic Financial Industry After the Downturn: Ethics and the Rule of Law’ Law and Financial Markets Review, Volume 6, No. 2, Mar 2012
  • ‘Qatar Leadership’ Global Business Magazine, Sept 2011
  • ‘Fighting for the Crown’ Dispute Resolution Special Report, The Brief, 1 Mar 2010
  • ‘Rethinking Global Redesign and Regional Organization’, the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council Report, 2009
  • ‘Saudi Arabia: Royal Succession Reforms, Judicial Reforms, SAGIA Economic Cities Initiative, and WTO Accession’ Malik R. Dahlan & Hani Zedan in the Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, Volume 14 (2008-2009)
  • ‘Qatar: A Hybrid of Legal Traditions’ Malik R. Dahlan & Khalid El-Sherif in the Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, Volume 14 (2008-2009)
  • ‘Message in a Bottle (from Mecca)’ Arabian Business, Thursday 4th June 2009.
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