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With a team of more than 100 lawyers and supporting professionals in three offices across the country, Galadari is a full service business law firm. One of the firm’s key strengths is the combined ability and experience of locally qualified Emirati lawyers as well as internationally qualified and experienced lawyers in many different practice areas. Galadari has access to and rights of audience before all UAE Courts, all UAE Judicial authorities and the UAE Legislative Bodies.

Key Contacts

Ziad Galadari
Founder and Chairman Tel: +971 4 377 8100
Ahmed Galadari
Managing Partner and Head of Litigation Tel: +971 4 377 8100
Abdulla Galadari
Partner Tel: +971 55 9111999
Fadi Hassoun
Abu Dhabi Partner Tel: +971 55 4147025
Ken Dixon
Partner Tel: +971 52 9280090
Thanos Karvelis
Head of Construction and Arbitration Tel: +971 55 4147018
Mojahed Al Sebae
Partner Tel: +971 50 6545844

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Thanos Karvelis Head of Construction and Arbitration

Contact

Tel: +971 55 4147018
Location:

Practices

Corporate & Commercial
Litigation & Arbitration
Construction & Infrastructure

Experience

Thanos leads the international arbitration practice as well as the construction practice of Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants. In parallel, he maintains a strong corporate/commercial practice. Mr. Karvelis acts regularly as lead counsel in many international commercial and construction arbitrations in Europe and the Middle East.

He has over 20 years' of experience in both front-end and contentious construction matters in SE Europe, MENA and the GCC in international construction projects (including public and private projects, residential and commercial developments, concessions and PPP's, infrastructure projects, power plants, hospitals and hotels) across the entire project life (from pre-bid and joint venture agreements to contract management and claims preparation to mediation and arbitration).

In addition he has extensive experience in multi-billion cross-border corporate transactions (including acquisitions, joint venture and in general cooperation agreements) in a wide range of industries (including construction, cement, energy, banks, hospitality) across the entire transaction cycle (from drafting and negotiation to arbitration).

Thanos is listed with the Dubai International Arbitration Centre as a qualified Arbitrator. Thanos was admitted to the Athens Bar in 1994, holds an MSc in Business and is currently ranked in Chambers Global as “very eloquent” in relation to his negotiation skills.

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