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Dispute Resolution

Galadari is one of the oldest and highly regarded local UAE law firms, as such 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 expert teams have successfully supported clients including high-profile and global brands which include; insurers, financial institutions and banks, energy, corporates, conglomerates, private equity and investment firms, high-net-worth individuals, brand owners, retailers, contractors, developers, architects and engineers. Our litigation and arbitration teams cover all types of disputes from varied sectors including real estate and construction, banking and finance, commercial and civil, employment and labour and criminal claims.

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 expansive range of expertise in high-value local and international arbitration matters. Being a long-standing local firm, we have an excellent relationship with the UAE’s finest experts, an excellent benefit for our team and therefore clients. 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. ADR is a time and cost saving method for clients who do not have the want, need or resources available for litigation or arbitration. 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 adept at 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:

  • Insurance recovery
  • Commercial and financial disputes
  • Construction and engineering claims
  • International trade disputes
  • Fraud and financial crime
  • Technology
  • Intellectual property
  • Medical malpractice
  • Professional negligence
  • Employment Real estate
  • Restructuring and insolvency