Rita Jaballah is a Partner in Al Tamimi & Company’s Dispute Resolution practice and leads its International Litigation Group. She has extensive experience of handling complex, high value local and international commercial disputes.

Rita specialises in advising and representing clients with respect to a wide range of commercial and and regulatory disputes and claims with a particular focus on DIFC Court and ADGM Court litigation and regulatory proceedings in the banking and financial services sector.  In this regard, Rita has acted for prominent investment banks and financial institutions in a number of high profile and significant disputes in the banking and regulatory arena.  She has been involved in the development of the DIFC Courts and currently sits as a member of the DIFC Courts’ Rules Sub-Committee.  In addition, Rita advises and represents local and foreign businesses and financial institutions in a wide range of commercial, property, company and banking disputes under UAE, DIFC, English and International law.

Prior to joining Al Tamimi & Company, Rita practised in leading magic circle firms in Melbourne and London, where she specialised in large scale and multi-jurisdictional litigation with a particular focus on commercial, financial services and regulatory disputes.

Rita is ranked in Band 1 in Chambers Global 2022 Dispute Resolution and as a “Leading Individual” in Legal 500 Dispute Resolution UAE. Rita is also recognized in Who’s Who Commercial Litigation (2022) and as one of the MENA Super 50 Lawyers for 2021 in Asian Legal Business.

Chambers Global describes Rita as frequently sought after by both regional and international banks, as well as financial regulatory authorities, for her wealth of experience in financial services litigation.  Rita Jaballah is one of the best lawyers around…is pheonomenally good.  She is very strategic, very focused on outcomes and also knows her stuff in terms of legal analysis.”

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  • Arabic
  • English


1998 – Bachelor of Law (Hons), University of Melbourne

1998 – Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne


2000 – Solicitor and Barrister of Supreme Court of Victoria