Malak Nasreddine is an Associate in the Arbitration practice of Al Tamimi & Company in Abu Dhabi.

Malak embarked on her career with Al Tamimi & Company six years ago. She is qualified as a Solicitor in England & Wales. Fluent in both Arabic and English, she has worked on disputes concerning construction, corporate/commercial, development, energy, and telecommunications matters. She has assisted in matters seated in the UAE under a variety of rules, including, ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA, and ADCCAC rules, as well as ad hoc proceedings. Malak is listed in the Euromoney Guide to Leading Commercial Arbitration Experts 2021.

Malak was awarded a Bachelor of Law from the University of Essex, United Kingdom. She completed a Master of Law in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution from the University of Dubai, United Arab Emirates and a Master of Law in Professional Legal Practice from the University of Law, United Kingdom.

Malak has published widely on international dispute resolution, and is a Country Reporter for the UAE for the Institute of Transnational Arbitration Board of Reporters (Kluwer Arbitration).

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Recent Experience

  • A global trader in the healthcare sector in a construction dispute with a UAE-based hospital (ICC arbitration, Abu Dhabi seat).
  • Abu Dhabi gas company in a dispute with a contracting company (ICC arbitration, DIFC seat).
  • Abu Dhabi government entity in a dispute relating to energy-savings for properties (DIFC-LCIA arbitration, DIFC seat).
  • Saudi Arabian Oil & Gas company in an arbitration with a US manufacturer in the Oil & Gas sector (ad hoc international arbitration, Dubai seat).
  • Abu Dhabi aluminum extrusions company in a construction dispute with a contractor (ADCCAC arbitration, Abu Dhabi seat).
  • Leading Abu Dhabi master developer in numerous ADCCAC arbitrations.


  • Arabic
  • English
  • French (Basic)


  • 2021 – Master of Law (LLM) – Professional Legal Practice, University of Law, United Kingdom
  • 2020 – Bachelor of Law (LLB) Upper Second Class Honours, University of Essex, United Kingdom
  • 2016 – Master of Law (LLM) – Arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, Summa Cum Laude, University of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • 2013 – Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) – Marketing and Management, American University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates


2022 – Admitted as a Solicitor, England & Wales