CEO & Founder

Sarah Malik

Sarah Malik is an award-winning lawyer who achieved 'Litigator of the Year' at the first GCC Women in Law Awards 2022 and received an honourable mention as 'Law Firm Leader of the Year' at the same awards. SOL was set up in 2018 and has since become a household name in the UAE. In 2022, SOL was listed as a ‘Firm to Watch in Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and International Litigation’ by Legal 500 EMEA. In 2023, Sarah was recognised in the Arbitration Powerlist in Private Practice in the Middle East by Legal 500 EMEA. Sarah is a published author of two legal texts, is appointed as a visiting lecturer in law, sits as arbitrator, acts as Counsel in multi-jurisdictional disputes, and is an international public speaker who trains governments, academies, and judiciary worldwide.

Sarah is also retained as a personal advisor to ultra high net-worth clients, acts as external GC, and undertakes sports, fashion, and entertainment law.

"SOL is testament to the fact that we are all capable of achieving anything we put our minds to. Never limit yourself and always deliver with integrity, honesty, and transparency. We are the kind of lawyers that tell you how it is, not always what you want to hear. Four and a half years on, we are delighted to continue to grow and establish worldwide partnerships and recognition. The name SOL is now recognized internationally as a brand and we are proud of our achievements since we began, which include having been listed in international legal directories. The name SOL is special and will always serve as a reminder of why we all do what we do, our motivation and driving force and what truly matters: family. SOL stands for Sarah Omar Lina. Those of you who know me know that first and foremost I am blessed to be mother to Omar and Lina. All that I do, I do for them."

Adam Rasul

Adam Rasul is a well-renowned Solicitor-Advocate with extensive experience in criminal and sports law spanning over 19 years. He is the Founder of his own outstanding private law practice in the UK with a global reach and he has worked in some of the largest international law firms globally. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise.

Adam has over 19 years of experience in acting for clients both at a national and international level and has been involved in landmark, complex matters, with a particular emphasis on sophisticated fraud and high-level business crime. Adam’s expert advice is regularly sought in high-level criminal interviews by investigators from the Serious Fraud Office, HMRC, the police, and international agencies.

In addition, Adam acts as a Personal Legal Representative to a number of world-renowned sports celebrities, to preserve their interests in negotiations involving contracts with promoters, agents, and commercial sponsors. He is frequently instructed by UHNW clients overseas to attend to urgent and serious matters that require immediate, strategic, specialist expertise with a carefully executed plan.

Adam's track record of international success has earned him a reputation of excellence amongst his legal peers, his clients, and beyond. He is known for his calm, reassuring, and personal approach to clients. The relationship of trust and confidence between Adam and his clients enables him to assist them through undoubtedly some of the most difficult and trying periods of their lives. He leaves no stone unturned in defending and protecting his clients’ interests.


"Prevention is better than cure. We fight to win."

Senior International Counsel
Head of Tech & Consultant Counsel

Nicola Rayment

Nicola is a UK-qualified Solicitor, specialised in tech, sports, corporate/commercial law. Her experience ranges across multiple sectors including the sports and entertainment industry, providing advice on sponsorship, advertising, management, IP, TV, and media rights agreements. She is also well-versed in setting up companies in the UAE and advises clients in respect of legal frameworks and contractual agreements in the technology sector and crypto space. Nicola participates as a speaker in seminars in the TechLaw space, providing guidance on Smart Contracts, Web3, the Metaverse, and NFTs.

She is registered as a DIFC Wills Drafts(wo)man, and she assists clients in the UAE with estate planning.

With her background in law and international business, Nicola also acts as a consultant for an international sports management agency, focusing on athlete management.

Nicola is dedicated to understanding her client’s needs and creating long-term strategic partnerships. Her experience in both the business and legal world enables her to find creative and unique ways to assist her clients.

“The way to grow is to combine your skill and your passion and to be part of a team that allows you to be fearless and accept no limits. Sarah and I have not only worked together in the legal field for many years, she has also become part of my family and I am proud to be a part of the SOL family. It is empowering to see SOL’s success and to be part of its growth and journey."

Swetha Sivaram

Swetha Sivaram is currently an Associate at SOL and is a newly qualified solicitor of England and Wales. She brings a strong skillset in preparing first drafts of pleadings, bundles, drafting notes, legal research, liaising with clients, and is involved with the business development of the firm. Swetha is a key contact for all arbitration matters and initiatives within SOL. 

Having graduated with a BBA (Hons) in Law she has developed a particular interest in arbitration and dispute resolution along with employment law and intellectual property law.

Swetha regularly contributes to articles for the LexisNexis UAE Law and HR Alert. She has also been appointed as a volunteer for the ADGM Pro Bono Programme.

Swetha was involved in a multi-million dispute under ICC Rules wherein she was responsible for research, preparing case bundles, and assisting with the preparation of the case including chronology and points for cross-examination.

Swetha is assisting Sarah in the publication of a text regarding ‘Arbitration in the Arab World’. She also undertook a period of secondment in the UK in a heavyweight dispute resolution firm that further cemented her skills in cross-border disputes work.

“Setting foot into the legal field with SOL is the perfect avenue to learn and polish my skills. The team and the journey of SOL are inspiring and Sarah is a wonderful mentor who always strives to bring out the best in me.”

Luwam Fikadu

Luwam is a Paralegal with SOL International ltd. An LLB (Hons) graduate from Brunel University London and an LLM (Hons) graduate in International Business Law from Middlesex University Dubai, Luwam is pursuing the route of qualification as a US attorney.

Luwam has a keen interest in commercial law and employment Law and is involved in the firm's busy litigation and arbitration practice. She conducts legal research, assists in writing legal articles, and is actively involved with case management and business development of the firm. 

“Joining SOL has been the motivation I have always needed as I join a dynamic, forward-thinking team who have made waves internationally in a short period of time. I am excited to be mentored by Sarah and work and learn from the amazing and supportive team she has nurtured over the past few years.”