Legal 500 Arbitration Dubai

Andrew is responsible for construction and energy at Augusta, a third-party financier. He manages Augusta`s investments in construction, infrastructure and energy legal claims, with a primary focus on international arbitration and corporate portfolio finance solutions. Andrew is a commercial and construction litigation lawyer and in his private practice has worked in arbitration in the Middle East, Europe and South America, as well as litigation and arbitration in the UK and New Zealand. King & Wood Mallesons is, according to many, “the best target for difficult cases” in a range of issues, including sensitive DIFC litigation with difficult jurisdictional issues, as well as cross-border international arbitration in relation to global trade, often serving a wide range of clients outside the financial services industry. Tim Taylor QC (one of the few silk lawyers) – a “charismatic and elegant lawyer” – leads the team, and other key names include Joanne Strain, who is increasingly appointed arbitrator; Daniel Xu, who is qualified in Singapore and able to combine English-speaking advocacy and Mandarin with clients; and lawyer Parnika Chaturvedi. David Risbridger is “excellent” and leads the construction team at Simmons & Simmons Middle East. Leonie Sellers, Managing Partner, who covers litigation and non-contentious construction matters, and Harriet Jenkins, who focuses on international arbitration and construction-related disputes, provide additional support. Raza Mithani is the primary point of contact for commercial litigation at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP. His work includes DIFC litigation as well as arbitration and project management of issues outside the free zone. In keeping with the firm`s reputation in this area, real estate litigation is an area of expertise; Other issues include insurance and software disputes. David Parker is an important collaborator. Pinsent Masons LLP has a “highly qualified” construction practice with extensive expertise in water and energy projects.

Mark Raymont leads the construction disputes practice. Faisal Attia`s promotion to partner in 2021 has strengthened the firm`s management team, particularly in the area of arbitration and construction litigation. Tim Armsby leads the non-controversial bid and is backed by Gurmeet Kaur on a number of PPP, energy and infrastructure projects. Other important figures include Jed Savager, Nesreen Osman, Nick Tolley and Angus Frean. “Clyde and Co has an excellent reputation in the Middle East and has been our preferred law firm for many years. One of the things that sets Clyde and Co. apart from other practices we`ve committed to is the effort they`ve made to understand our company, our values, and our people. This passion for building relationships and familiarizing ourselves with our working practices gives us the utmost confidence that legal advice is always consistent with our business objectives.

“Paul Suckling is well known in the construction industry for his high-quality, practical legal advice on complex construction issues.” Jonathan is qualified in England, Wales and New York and is registered as a barrister with the DIFC courts. He is recommended for international arbitration and energy projects and disputes by various leading legal leaders, including Chambers, The Legal 500 and The International Who`s Who of Commercial Arbitration. Matthew has been General Legal and Compliance Counsel to Mantrac Group for the past five years. The Mantrac Group`s core business is as a Caterpillar dealer for Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Iraq, Egypt and the central regions of Russia. The company has offshore sales offices in Dubai, UK and Shanghai and is headquartered in Dubai. Prior to joining Mantrac, Matthew was Senior Legal Counsel at Shell in Australia (Prelude FLNG), Qatar (Pearl GTL) and Russia (Sakhalin II) and prior to that as Senior Legal Counsel at BHP in Australia. Thomas Snider, Partner, Head of Arbitration, Al Tamimi & Company The Middle East team is also ranked by The Legal 500 EMEA 2022 as the leading law firm for dispute resolution: arbitration and international litigation, where it is praised by clients for its “collaborative style with careful input from partners”. We are proud to receive client feedback on where we are praised as an extension of the company`s internal team, as opposed to our external lawyers who strive to understand and work with us. The team is also described as “experienced, attentive to detail, excellent response time to all questions (including holidays), sound judgment and advice, competitive pricing, can provide the best support from external experts required for successful successful arbitration”. “They consistently provide high-quality advice, no matter what timeframe we set for them. They often act as an extension of our in-house legal department and have taken the time to learn more about our company`s management and project teams and how we work as a company to better support us as a company.

No other law firm has been so involved in our business. “Working with Managing Partner Tim Taylor QC has been very interesting as he takes an active interest in his files and brings the creative element to litigation. Partner Joanne Strain has been very valuable as she is always available to help with even the smallest issues and make sure all her clients feel comfortable. In any case, it also becomes the voice of reason when it comes to legal strategies. Parnika Chaturvedi should be the company`s greatest asset, being extremely methodical, accurate, up-to-date in all areas and very knowledgeable on all fronts of every case she handles. Andrew Cheung, who returns to the firm`s client-focused role after a stint as General Counsel, is the primary point of contact for commercial dispute resolution at Dentons in the United Arab Emirates. Recent instructions range from new DIFC court cases to arbitration in a number of industries. Richard Clarke is a key senior partner and partner Zahra Rose Khawaja is also highly regarded. Noor worked as a member of the litigation team at Mohammed Radha Bu Hussain Law Firm, where she represented various local and international business firms. In particular, she has been involved in litigation and has handled all legal proceedings such as document review as well as written pleadings, preparation of originating briefs and other types of submissions, filing of appeals and all related services.

At King & Spalding LLP, Ben Williams – an English lawyer who is also admitted to practice in New York – recently moved from London to Dubai. His practice includes financial and joint venture disputes in arbitration proceedings. Clients and lawyer directories praise our forward-looking approach. Our team is described as “exceptional”. with unparalleled experience in arbitration and international litigation in general” (The Legal 500 EMEA 2020: UAE) and “highly experienced representation of clients in DIFC disputes as well as arbitration under various institutional rules” (Chambers Global 2020: UAE). Reed Smith was also named Referee Team of the Year at the 2017 Middle East Legal Awards. The specialties of Sheikh Mohammed Samiul Karim KC (Sam Karim KC) are four: international arbitration, in which he acts as counsel and sits as sole arbitrator; Supply; judicial review/human rights; and the Court of Protection. Sam is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and admitted as a practitioner at Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC) Court and Abu Dhabi Global Markets (ADGM). Sam is also an arbitrator for ADGM and the International Islamic Center for Reconciliation. “Overall experience impressive.

What makes them better than other project finance lawyers is their commitment, their high responsiveness, their dynamism, their in-depth knowledge of construction law issues and their client focus. The team is available to provide “high quality” legal services 24/7. Galadari, Advocates & Legal Consultants has strong cross-border capabilities and advises various government agencies and state-owned enterprises on construction projects. Dean O`Leary leads the firm`s construction and infrastructure practice and has played a key role in strengthening the firm`s international arbitration offering. Daniel Brawn is well known and specializes in construction arbitration. Abdulla Galadari, Senior Partner, is another important contact. Layla El-Wafi is Senior Legal Counsel at Standard Chartered in the Middle East Regional Legal Team at Dubai International Financial Centre. “Mahmood Hussain has a keen legal mind and understands local and international disputes. He is also excellent with customers.

“Cheryl Cairns and April Baynes are an impressive team that works together not only to provide a great legal product, but also to provide timely and timely strategic advice that helps manage the legal process and corporate expectations.” “In my experience, Pinsent Masons has unparalleled experience in international arbitration and litigation in the Middle East across all major industries. They are involved in many of the region`s largest and best-known cases. Hadef & Partners` dispute resolution practice covers a wide range of liabilities, in addition to strong courts and construction practices in the UAE. Adrian Chadwick is very active in DIFC courts, banks and debt collection. Walid Azzam handles a range of issues, including asset traceability, and qualified Pashto spokesperson in Australia, Zarghona Fazal, is a 2020 partner class with a diversified practice, including banking litigation and mergers and acquisitions; Fazal regularly works with Managing Partner Richard Briggs.