Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution

As an integral player of International Commercial Arbitration, we have acted in over 200 cases in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

We are based in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and handle arbitration disputes without borders. We know multi-jurisdiction laws. Our practice experience ranges across America, the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, India, GCC and Lebanon.

Our lawyers have more than ten years of active arbitration experience in the UAE. We offer a unique combination of common law and civil law expertise, expert knowledge of arbitration rules and its application under local UAE Arbitration Law.

Out of the 200 arbitration cases our lawyers have handled since 2010, we enforced many arbitration awards in Dubai Courts, DIFC Courts or Abu Dhabi Courts, and have been equally successful in obtaining in defending against enforcement.

Our handles construction arbitration cases, real estate arbitration, shareholders disputes and general commercial arbitration disputes. Our sector focus is maritime, real estate, construction utilities and oil and gas.

 

Representation in Arbitration

We handle the whole arbitration process from the onset till enforcement of awards, which includes

  • Satisfy multi-tier arbitration pre-conditions prior to proceeding with arbitration
  • Advice on selection of arbitrators,
  • adhere to institutional rules and procedural laws of the seat of arbitration;
  • deal with party-appointed and tribunal-appointed experts,
  • Explain the factors taken into consideration by arbitrators when deciding upon allocation of costs
  • Advice and handle the right to seek court intervention at needful stages during proceedings;
  • Seek nullification or enforcement of the award in the country of the seat of arbitration, and
  • Enforce the awards in any country where the defendant has assets as under the New York Convention.

Mediation

In 2018, the value of disputes ranged from US$ 250,000 to US$ 860 million. Thus confirming the suitability of mediation for all values in dispute.

Further, contracts have multi-tier dispute resolution terms. It involves staged efforts to resolve disputes. Terms range from voluntary negotiation to mandatory mediation.

Multi-tier clauses can be conflicting and ambiguous. Our lawyers have experience in identifying and solving inconsistencies and unapparent impracticalities.

 

Advising and Drafting Arbitration Agreements

We advise and draft:

  • Draft arbitration agreements, including multi-tiered arbitration agreements
  • Advise and draft the types of disputes arising out of the contract that shall be within the arbitrator’s jurisdiction and those that shall not,
  • Advise on the seat of arbitration according to the laws of that country, particularly the mandatory procedural, enforcement laws; and the level intervention of courts, issues of public policy and arbitrability issues,
  • Advise on the number and qualifications of arbitrators, and
  • Advise on the set of institutional rules to choose.

We have vast experience conducting arbitrations before the:

  • DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre; 
  • Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC); 
  • Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Centre (ADCCAC)
  • ICC Court of Arbitration;
  • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), and
  • Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC).

We know the arbitrators, help in the formation of the panel and advise a winning panel dynamic, power and influence over other members. We effectively manage opposing parties’ guerrilla tactics. We command ad hoc procedures or swiftly follow the nooks and crooks of institutional Rules. The law of arbitration seats such as Singapore, Dubai, or London

Effective Arbitration requires clients to be on board. Clients are an advisor to lawyers. We take your insight, unique knowledge at each stage. Clients and the law firm have a mutual well-informed experience of arbitration. 

We know the arbitrators, help in the formation of the panel and advise a winning panel dynamic, power and influence over other members. We effectively manage opposing parties’ guerrilla tactics. We command ad hoc procedures or swiftly follow the nooks and crooks of institutional Rules. The law of arbitration seats such as Singapore, Dubai, or London

Effective Arbitration requires clients to be on board. Clients are an advisor to lawyers. We take your insight, unique knowledge at each stage. Clients and the law firm have a mutual well-informed experience of arbitration. 

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