Arwa Abdeh

Arwa Abdeh is an associate in the Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) team in Gowling WLG's Dubai office.

Arwa was admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales in February 2023, and prior to joining Gowling WLG, was a Solicitor in the Media and Entertainment team at Fieldfisher LLP (London).

She has also gained in-house experience through her secondment to the Commercial Legal Team at Warner Bros. Discovery in 2022.

Arwa is fluent in English and Arabic.


  • Working on multi-party financing projects for films and TV shows;
  • advising on asset ownership and licensing matters;
  • dealing with international commercial arrangements relating to distribution and production of media products;
  • reviewing, drafting and negotiating a variety of commercial agreements across various sectors (tech, media, fashion, hospitality etc.); and
  • assisting with preparing data protection agreements and policies, including those related to Dubai's Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority (VARA) applications.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2024

    • Career
      June 2024
      Gowling WLG (UK), Associate
  • 2023

    • Career
      March 2023
      Fieldfisher, Solicitor
  • 2022

    • Career
      March 2022
      Warner Bros. Discovery, Secondee from Fieldfisher
  • 2021

    • Career
      March 2021
      Fieldfisher, Trainee Solicitor
  • 2020

    • Career
      May 2020
      Fieldfisher, Regulatory Paralegal
  • 2017

    • Career
      July 2017
      Fieldfisher, Commercial IP Paralegal
    • Education
      University of Law Manchester, LPC and MSc MSc in Law, Business & Management
  • 2016

    • Education
      University of Manchester, LLB Law with Criminology