Portfolio


As CounselAs Arbitrator

We have represented major corporates and individuals in arbitrations across the world in disputes involving aviation, private equity, banking and finance, construction/real estate, commodities, hospitality, travel/leisure, cosmetics, IT, telecoms, oil and gas, maritime/shipping etc.

Assignments representative of our work as Counsel include:

  • Advising on a multi-billion AED worth international partnership dispute between a Canadian and a Saudi national under the DIAC Rules with seat in Dubai and governed by UAE law;
  • Advising a US contractor in relation to a multi-million AED payment dispute for services rendered in the construction of a Dubai-based racecourse under the DIAC Rules with seat in Dubai and governed by UAE law;
  • Advising a UAE-based bulk investor in a dispute worth AED 300 million against a UAE-based property developer under the DIAC Rules with seat in Dubai and governed by UAE law;
  • Advising a UAE-based master developer in a dispute against a UAE project developer worth one billion AED under the DIAC Rules with seat in Dubai and governed by UAE law;
  • Advising a UAE-based employer in a dispute worth over AED 25 million against a main contractor in relation to construction works on an office building based in Business Bay under the DIAC Rules with seat in Dubai and governed by UAE law;
  • Advising a UAE investor in relation to a multi-million AED dispute with an international investment bank in relation to a failed investment portfolio under the DIAC Rules with seat in Dubai and governed by UAE law;
  • Advising a UAE investment advisor in a multi-million US$ dispute against a Saudi investor under an investment services agreement governed by UAE law in an ad hoc arbitration with seat in Dubai;
  • Advising multiple Swiss and Italian investors on a property dispute against a UAE-based property developer in relation to a multi-million AED real estate development under the DIAC Rules with seat in Dubai and governed by UAE law;
  • Advising Japan’s largest IT services provider in a dispute against an Abu Dhabi-based entity in relation to the installation of a forensic information host system for the Abu Dhabi police under the ICC Rules with seat in Abu Dhabi and governed by UAE law;
  • Advising on a multi-million AED private equity dispute between a placement agent and a UAE investor in relation to the entitlement to a success fee for a consumed IPO under the ADCCAC Rules with seat in Abu Dhabi and governed by UAE law;
  • Advising on a multi-million AED construction dispute between a UAE-based developer and a UAE employer under the DIAC Rules with seat in Dubai and governed by UAE law;
  • Advising on a multi-million AED construction dispute between a UAE-based sub-contractor specialised in geotechnical and foundation engineering and an Indian owner under the DIAC Rules with seat in Dubai and governed by UAE law;
  • Advising on a multi-million AED construction dispute between a German contractor and a UAE sub-contractor under the ADCCAC Rules with seat in Abu Dhabi and governed by UAE law;
  • Advising on a construction dispute worth AED 500 million between a Kuwaiti employer and a Chinese contractor under the ADCCAC Rules with seat in Abu Dhabi and governed by UAE law;
  • Advising a Swiss contractor in a multi-million AED construction dispute against a UAE employer under the ICC Rules with seat in Abu Dhabi and governed by UAE law;
  • Advising on a multi-million AED construction dispute between an Italian/French contractor and a US sub-contractor in relation to dispute arising from works provided within the framework of the Dubai Airport expansion project under the ICC Rules with seat in Paris and governed by UAE and French law;
  • Advising a UAE-based Indian building materials supplier in a multi-million AED payment dispute with a UAE quarry under the DIAC Rules with seat in Dubai and governed by UAE law;
  • Advising an Austrian cement and mining technology company in a payment dispute with a UAE employer in relation to the construction of a cement plant in Ras Al Khaimah in an arbitration under the DIAC Rules with seat in Dubai and governed by UAE law;
  • Advising a UAE-based contractor in a payment dispute with a local subcontractor for MEP works under the DIAC Rules with seat in Dubai and governed by UAE law;
  • Advising a UAE-based subsidiary of a UK contractor in a $US 90 million dispute with a UAE-based subcontractor in relation to the construction of an oilfield in Abu Dhabi under the ICC Rules with seat in Abu Dhabi and governed by UAE law;
  • Advising a US transport specialist in a dispute against a Bulgarian lessee of trailers in relation to failure to perform under a set of lease agreements for trailers under the ICC Rules with seat in Stuttgart and governed by English law;
  • Advising a UAE-based client in a dispute against a Chinese telecommunications giant in an international commercial arbitration under the SCC Rules with seat in Stockholm and governed by Swedish law;
  • Advising a majority State-owned gas company in a dispute worth US$ 180 million against a private power company under the ICC Rules with seat in Singapore and governed by English law;
  • Advising a leading US dairy machine manufacturer in a dispute with a Dutch purchaser of dairy machinery under the ICC Rules with seat in Paris and governed by Dutch law;
  • Advising Japan’s largest IT services provider in a dispute against an Dubai-based distributor in relation to the breach of a distribution agreement under the ICC Rules with seat in Munich and governed by German law;
  • Advising a UAE-based wood manufacturing company in a dispute worth EUR 20 mio against a German machinery and plant manufacturer arising out of the performance of an agreement for the supply and installation of a wood-cutting factory under the LCIA Rules with seat in London and governed by English law;
  • Advising a leading oil and gas services company in a dispute against a UAE-based oil and gas group in relation to the construction of a bio-fuel facility in Fujairah under the LCIA Rules with seat in London and governed by English law;
  • Advising an Indian distributor in relation to a dispute arising from an exclusive distribution agreement in relation to the distribution of German sports cars in India under the LCIA Rules with seat in Bahrain and governed by UAE law;
  • Advising a US travel goods manufacturer in a multi-million $US claim against an English franchisee under the LCIA Rules with seat in London and governed by English law;
  • Advising a London-based investment fund in relation to a multi-million $US dispute with a US placement agent under the JAMS Arbitration Rules with seat in Connecticut, USA, and governed by US law;
  • Advising a Kazakh shipowner in relation to a multi-million US$ payment dispute with a UAE-based charterer under a charter party governed by English law under the LMAA Rules with seat in London;
  • Advising an Iranian geotechnology company in a multi-million AED charter party dispute against a UAE-based charterer in an ad hoc arbitration with seat in Dubai and governed by UAE law;
  • Advising a DIFC-based financier in relation to a dispute arising from a murabaha agreement under English law in an arbitration under the DIFC-LCIA Rules with seat in Dubai;
  • Advising a DIFC-based contractor in a construction dispute under English law against a UAE-based petroleum company in an arbitration under the DIFC-LCIA Rules with seat in Dubai;
  • Advising a UAE-based developer in a payment dispute under DIFC law against a DIFC-based management company in an arbitration under the DIFC-LCIA Rules with seat in the DIFC;
  • Advising a UAE-based contractor in a payment dispute under UAE law against a Chinese developer in an arbitration under the DIFC-LCIA Rules with seat in the DIFC;
  • Advising a UAE flight support services company in a dispute worth in excess of $4 million arising from a aircraft management services agreement with a Saudi charter services company and a Panamanian aircraft support company under the DIFC-LCIA Rules seated in the DIFC and governed by English law;
  • Advising a UAE laundry services provider in relation to a breach of warranty claim arising out of a share sale and purchase agreement under the DIAC Rules with seat in Dubai and governed by UAE law;
  • Advising a UAE-based contractor in a construction dispute against an Australian designer architect in an arbitration under the DIAC Rules with seat in Dubai and governed by UAE law;
  • Advising a UAE-based steel subcontractor in a construction dispute arising out of the Louvre Project in an arbitration under the DIAC Rules with seat in Abu Dhabi and governed by UAE law;

We have also represented clients in various enforcement actions of foreign arbitral awards before the DIFC Courts (including under the New York Convention); and advised the UAE Ministry of the Economy on discrete issues of antitrust law of relevance in the UAE, including the draft UAE Competition Law before its adoption in 2013.