Global Advocacy and Legal Counsel’s specialised Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) department provides clients with a full advisory service in relation to the conduct of business in the DIFC, including:

  • Corporate and commercial advice
  • Employment Law advice
  • Regulatory advice
  • Litigation before the DIFC Courts
  • DIFC-LCIA arbitrations

Global has a number of practitioners licensed to practice before the DIFC Courts and the team combine DIFC expertise with extensive UAE legal knowledge.  Our lawyers regularly conduct DIFC Courts litigation at both Court of First Instance and Court of Appeal level, as well as advising clients on the conduct and strategy of Small Claims Tribunal cases.

Whilst dispute resolution is our core strength, the team is dedicated to assisting its clients in growing and maximising business opportunities, while at the same time minimising risk exposure, in particular focusing on the appropriate drafting of commercial contracts, both for DIFC entities and those wishing to opt in to the jurisdiction of the DIFC.

By uniquely combining extensive UAE and DIFC experience, we offer clients a distinct advantage in providing advice on DIFC matters in the context of a sound understanding of the wider UAE legal context and UAE Court procedures.


    • 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.