Global Advocacy and Legal Counsel’s Arbitration team have extensive experience in both domestic and international arbitration.  We represent a broad range of clients in both ad hoc and international institutional arbitrations, including the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), the Dubai International Financial Centre - London Court of International Arbitration (DIFC-LCIA) and the Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Centre (ADCCAC).

We advise on all stages of arbitration proceedings and advocate on our clients’ behalf in arbitration hearings.  With support from our litigation team, who possess local rights of audience before all UAE Courts, we also provide assistance with ratification, recognition and enforcement of international and domestic arbitral awards.

We have acted on some of the most complex, high value arbitrations in the UAE and often work alongside international law firms as co-counsel to provide UAE law advice.  The expertise of our arbitration lawyers has seen our team members appointed as Tribunal Chairman, Sole Arbitrator and UAE legal expert on many international and domestic arbitrations.

Our experience spans all industry sectors including:

  • Construction 
  • Corporate & commercial
  • Real estate
  • Mergers & acquisitions 



    • Advising an investment fund on the creation and set up of the first Shari’a compliant fund out of Malta.
    • Advising as amicus curiae on the winding up of a major US law firm, including advising the liquidator on employment and insolvency issues.
    • Advising private equity fund sponsors and owners of various high-end fashion brands on the structuring of a fund and subsequent fund raising activity.
    • Advising an energy corporation on the lending and registration of securities for an international fund.