Rita Jaballah is a Partner in Al Tamimi & Company’s Dispute Resolution practice and leads its Dubai International Financial Centre Courts practice group.
Rita has extensive experience of handling complex, high value local and international disputes. Prior to joining Al Tamimi & Company, Rita practised in a leading law firm in Melbourne and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London, where she specialised in large scale and multi-jurisdictional litigation with a particular focus on financial services, regulatory disputes as well as general commercial litigation in the English Courts.
At Al Tamimi & Company, Rita specialises in advising and representing clients with respect to a wide range of commercial and DIFC related disputes and claims with a particular focus on DIFC Courts 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
1998 – Bachelor of Law (Hons), University of Melbourne
1998 – Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne
2000 – Solicitor and Barrister of Supreme Court of Victoria