Global Advocacy and Legal Counsel’s Litigation team advise clients on all types of civil and commercial litigation.  We offer tailored legal solutions to each client and advise on all stages of the litigation process, from evaluating the strength of potential claims to advocating on our clients’ behalf in court.  As a local law firm, our team of highly skilled and experienced advocates and legal consultants are permitted to appear before all courts of the UAE (including the Federal Supreme Court) and the Dubai International Financial Centre. 

Internationally licensed, experienced and educated, our diverse team combine a wealth of international knowledge with unrivalled understanding of UAE law. We have acted on some of the most high-profile cases in the UAE and have recognised expertise in the following areas:

We offer our construction clients a comprehensive advisory service, from drafting and reviewing standard-form and bespoke contracts with the aim of avoiding future disputes, to representing our clients’ interests in court when disputes do arise.  Our superior knowledge of the construction industry in the UAE combined with our ability to navigate the local judicial system means we are ideally placed to support the needs of contractors, developers, consultants and financiers.

We advise clients, employers and employees, on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious labour issues in the UAE.  Our litigation team have significant experience in advising on boardroom disputes, severance claims, discrimination and breach of contract claims, settlement negotiations and all types of labour-related disputes.

There have been major developments in the banking and finance industry in the Middle East in recent years.  The increasing number of financial products available, together with the globalisation of banking transactions, means that the scope for disputes in the banking sector is broadening, becoming more complicated and involving  multiple jurisdictions.   Our specialists advise a range of clients, from banks to investors, on banking litigation and enforcement matters in the UAE.

Intellectual Property 
Our team understand the importance of protecting our clients’ intellectual property rights in the UAE.  We have considerable experience in enforcement proceedings in the UAE Courts and have successfully prosecuted cases involving disputes relating to a wide range of IP issues from patents and trademarks to infringement and copyright issues.

Our extensive litigation experience in all Courts of the UAE also extends to the Administrative Courts. We act for clients in relation to disputes arising from all types of administrative contracts, from agency agreements to service contracts, to which governmental bodies are a party to.     

Real Estate
Our lawyers have in-depth knowledge of the federal and local laws, regulations and practices relating to real estate matters in the UAE.  We have extensive experience in real estate and property litigation and advise developers, owners, buyers and real estate companies on a broad range of disputes from the sale and acquisition of real estate to disputes between joint venture partners.
Our team also advise on landlord and tenant disputes and are supported by our specialist rent committee advisors.  We advise on lease renewals, terminations, tenancy disputes and rent reviews for commercial, retail and residential property. 

Corporate & Commercial
Working with our specialist Corporate & Commercial team, we are able to provide clients with a comprehensive service.  We advise on disputes arising from all types of commercial agreements, including:
•    Joint ventures
•    Franchising agreements
•    Distribution agreements
•    Agency agreements
•    Terms and conditions of sale of goods and service