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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
Dean O'Leary
Partner, Head of Construction & Infrastructure Tel: 04 3778100
Fadi Hassoun
Abu Dhabi Partner Tel: +971 55 4147025
Ken Dixon
Partner Tel: +971 52 9280090
Matthew Donovan
Partner Tel: +971 55 4147009
Mojahed Al Sebae
Partner Tel: +971 50 6545844
Peter Bowring
Partner Tel: 04 3778100

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Dean O'Leary Partner, Head of Construction & Infrastructure

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Tel: 04 3778100
Location:

Headquarter

Practices

Construction & Infrastructure

Experience

Dean O’Leary FCIArb is the Head of the Construction department. He has been handling construction disputes for over 25 years. Whilst his primary area of practice is handling construction and engineering disputes, he also deals with disputes relating to upstream and midstream Oil & Gas and Energy sector matters. 
Prior to practicing law in Dubai he practiced as a barrister construction law at chambers in England and prior to that he worked as a quantity surveyor. 

Dean came to Dubai in 2006 and since then he has been involved in some of the biggest construction arbitrations in the region.  

His instructions regularly call on him to represent employers, contractors, subcontractors, consultants and suppliers in mediations, adjudications, expert determinations, arbitrations and the courts.  
He has experience of the FIDIC, ICE (now ICC), NEC and JCT forms of contract along with many bespoke forms too. His day-to-day practice sees him working with the FIDIC suite of contracts (main contracts, subcontracts and consultancy forms).  He has conducted numerous arbitrations under the auspices of the UNCITRAL, DIAC, ADCCAC, DIFC-LCIA, QICCA, BCDR-AAA and ICC Arbitration Rules as well as numerous ad hoc arbitrations under various lex arbitri. He is fully conversant with the substantive and procedural laws of England, the DIFC and most civil law jurisdictions in the Middle East.  

Qualifications:


University of Strathclyde:
LLM Construction Law

University of Stuttgart:
MBEng International Construction Law

South Bank University (London):
MSc Construction Management






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