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Dispute Resolution

New market entrants and foreign direct investment continues to increase across the MENA region, which may potentially give rise to disputes. Dispute resolution and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is an imperative aspect for consideration by businesses who look to incorporate businesses across the region.

Our dispute resolution team is well respected and known for our successful lawyers and local advocates. Our team advise on contentious and non-contentious matters across the various courts and government bodies in the UAE. Our Emirati practitioners have full rights of audience to appear before all levels of the UAE courts, and our common law DIFC practitioners, who are fully competent on DIFC laws and regulations, are licensed to appear before the DIFC courts. We are also licensed to represent our clients at regional and international arbitration centres.

Our wider practice is represented by one of the largest cross-disciplinary teams in the UAE, having developed and delivered our services for over three decades. Our lawyers come from a range of civil and common law backgrounds, from multiple jurisdictions.

At Galadari we have represented clients throughout the MENA region and further afield, in high-value claims for contentious disputes which vary in scope, industry and size.

Our accomplished litigation team are regularly called upon by local and international organisations from sectors such as oil & gas, insurance, healthcare, construction and infrastructure, real estate and corporate and commercial, as well as international law firms in the region to provide local litigation expertise and expert drafting skills.

Our arbitration team have an extensive range of skills in high-value local and international arbitration matters. As an established firm, we have meaningful relationship across the region and with key authorities. We are registered to appear before all UAE arbitration centres including International Chamber of Commerce, UAE (ICC UAE), Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), DIFC LCIA Arbitration Centre, Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation & Arbitration Centre (ADCCAC) and Sharjah International Commercial Arbitration Centre. Our team are adept in the enforcement of interim measure and preliminary orders, as well as ratification and enforcement of awards.

In addition to traditional methods of dispute resolution, our team are well equipped when it comes to Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) methods of negotiation and mediation. Our team will guide you through the process and help you decide if ADR is right for you and will help negotiate an agreement or settlement in an effective manner. Our team mediate corporate and commercial disputes between business partners, shareholders and organisations and their clients, as well as mediate in property, construction and financial disputes.

We are well-verse with advising and dealing with the types of issues that arise from bi-lateral trade agreements and our lawyers are trained in those types of negotiations, and drafting agreements dealing with bi-lateral trade.

Our lawyers offer advice across a broad spectrum of litigation matters including disputes and claims for:

  • Litigation
  • Local and International Arbitration
  • ADR (alternative dispute resolution)
  • DIFC Courts
  • International Treaties and Trade Agreements
  • Investigation
  • Criminal law