Fareya Azfar

managing partner

f.azfar@fareyaaraoui.com

+971 56 7058483 

Profile

Specialized in international arbitration and multi-jurisdictional disputes, Fareya has over 11 years of legal practice experience in the UAE. She is one of the pioneers of alternative dispute resolution in the UAE. Fareya’s advocacy skills and articulate presentation have led her to win countless cases on unprecedented and unique points of law. 

A skilled notable negotiator, who successfully closed over 110 real estate investors' claims against off-plan property developers in the UAE. 

Through her demonstrated experience in many of the region’s leading cases, clients turn to Fareya for our timely strategic advice in their complex cross-border matters involving commercial litigation, shareholder disputes, emergency interim relief, as well as construction disputes in the energy, oil and gas, and real estate sectors.

" Fareya has represented a wide pool of high profile cases and her success seems driven by a desire to do well, not by a desire to be better than others; and she now sits amongst the most ruthless in the legal fraternity" -THE OATH MAGAZINE

Professional Affiliations
  • Member of Law Society of England & Wales
  • Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Dubai International Arbitration Centre
ADMISSIONS
  • England & Wales
  • Pakistan
  • United Arab Emirates
Media, Recognition, Accolades
  • Gulf Business 30 under 30 list
  • Gulf Business Nominated Business Woman of the Year
  • ALB Brief Legal Awards “Most influential female lawyer of the year”
  • The Middle East Corporate Counsel Awards. “Highly Commendable Solicitor”
  • DIFC Academy of Law Nominated “Young Lawyer of the Year”

"Fareya is one of the most professional lawyers I have encountered in my career. She follows up with great enthusiasm and sheds light on all the key concepts, directs her client to look in forgotten angels and uses all the available and extracted information for building the strategy and the action plan."

ceo, marine capabilities

"She showed a unique example of excellence and cooperation and assisted us to overcome the obstacles we had faced. She showed fast reactions, ease of communication and an amazing skill for working under pressure even during her vacations, which we highly appreciated."

abu dhabi commercial bank