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Al Tamimi offers one of the region’s foremost international arbitration practices. We have 17 offices across 9 countries in the region. This unrivalled footprint gives you access to expert arbitration lawyers throughout the Middle East.

Al Tamimi’s lawyers are multilingual, culturally diverse, and admitted to practice in a wide variety of jurisdictions including Egypt, England, France, India, Ireland, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, the United States, and Singapore. Between us, the team speaks over 12 languages. We are one of the only arbitration practices in the region that can conduct complex arbitrations in either English or Arabic.

We are an international practice. We have extensive experience with arbitrations administered by all of the major international arbitration institutions, including the, ICC, LCIA, and PCA, as well as more specialised forms of institutional arbitration and ad hoc arbitrations. We are frequently appointed as counsel in arbitrations seated outside of the region including London, Singapore, and Zurich.

Our regional expertise is second to none. We have significant experience with arbitrations administered within the region and are regularly appointed as counsel in arbitrations administered by the ADCCAC, BCDR-AAA, DIFC-LCIA, DIAC, and the GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre as well as in ad hoc arbitrations seated in the region. We regularly conduct arbitrations under the laws of and/or that are seated in the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt, and Oman.

Members of our team also act in investment arbitration matters under bilateral and multilateral treaties and advise in respect of complex issues of public international law.

In addition to representing clients as counsel, many of our lawyers regularly sit as arbitrators.

Members of our team are also thought leaders. They regularly write, speak, and lecture on current and significant issues in international arbitration.

The team has experience handling disputes across wide range of sectors. We have particular experience in a number of specialised substantive areas, including:

  • Construction, infrastructure, and engineering
  • Corporate and mergers and acquisitions
  • Joint ventures
  • Energy
  • Mining and natural resources
  • Telecommunications
  • Distribution
  • Financial services including Islamic finance
  • Hospitality
  • Disputes involving states
  • Insurance
  • Real Estate

Our Dispute Resolution team is one of only 2 firms ranked in Band 1 in for Middle East-wide disputes capabilities in Chambers and Partners. In addition, our UAE disputes team has been ranked in Band 1 by Chambers and Partners for the last 4 years and in Qatar for the last 2 years.

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