Iqbal Lala is a senior consultant at the firm, having been with Galadari for more than 25 years. He is an active member of the Maritime and Shipping team who have been recognised as an award-winning regional practice by numerous independent awards and publications for several consecutive years. Iqbal is a leading expert in the field of shipping and trade with strong experience in handling maritime and insurance claims. He has direct commercial experience in the maritime industry and in international trade and commerce. His clients within the shipping industry are varied and include; owners, charterers, P&I clubs, hull and machinery and cargo underwriters. He advises them on a wide variety of matters including; hull and machinery claims, P&I claims, marine causalities, short landing, groundings, bunker collisions, salvage, and sale and purchase disputes.
His experience has led him to drive forward the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and arbitration in these sectors, and he works closely with the litigation and dispute resolution department in the preparation of court proceedings, investigations and the drafting of memos.
A graduate of the University of Bombay, Iqbal also holds honours in Economics. His commercial savvy combined with four decades of UAE experience offers clients invaluable knowledge and service.
- Honors degree in Economics – University of Bombay