International Arbitration

International Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) are at the heart of our legal practice. Over the past ten years, Fareya Azfar acted as counsel representatives in over 200 arbitration and ADR proceedings in the UAE and England – from onset to enforcement.

We offer a unique combination of common law and civil law expertise, expert knowledge of arbitration rules and its application under local UAE Arbitration Law.

We have represented clients in the UAE in ad hoc, court-ordered, and institutional arbitrations administered by International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIFC), Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Centre (ADCCAC), and the DIFC-LCIA.

Our lawyers are active members of international arbitration committees, groups and institutions. They know the approach and mindset of all prominent arbitrators; practitioners who act in arbitrations; and the experts regularly appointed by them. We have invaluable knowledge and insight about the process, secretariats, arbitrators and opposing counsel.

Fareya Azfar

Fareya Azfar


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Arbitration life-cycle

We will advise you through all phases of the most complex and demanding commercial disputes —advising on drafting arbitration clauses, developing dispute resolution strategies, conducting arbitration hearings and seeking recourse in national courts when necessary, with respect to enforcement of arbitration agreements, awards or provisional relief.

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