Dubai Arbitration Week 2022 - Cocktail Reception



Specialising in high-risk, large-scale and challenging projects, since 1965, TBH has partnered with both the public and private sector to provide practical solutions to their most complex problems.
As one of Australia’s largest privately owned, independent consultancies with an international footprint, we provide specialist project management services including planning and scheduling, cost and commercial management, risk management, project controls, P3M, PMO and programme management, claims and dispute resolution, project management and strategic delivery advice.
TBH is the experienced voice in Claims and Dispute Resolution. Expert, practical and independent, we are renowned for expert reports and assessing the problems at the heart of a dispute. These reports require highly specialised techniques - perfected by TBH over five decades. TBH Directors act regularly as expert witnesses in legal proceedings and have more than 3,000 expert reports to their credit.
TBH is also a leader in Claims work, providing comprehensive appraisals of a claim and appropriate strategies for its resolution.
Our expertise is consistently engaged by major construction companies, government agencies and legal practices to overcome issues, and establish lasting resolutions. Please refer to our website for further information.

Boultwood + Associates


Boultwood + Associates is a boutique consultancy based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates bringing commercial intelligence, commercial experience, and a global perspective to the construction industry. B+A's internationally recognised Quantum and Delay Experts help clients see through the issues and unravel the most complex challenges. Our independent Expert Services bring unrivalled expertise to assist in formal disputes, providing both expert advisory and expert witness services for both quantum and delay. Our Quantum and Delay Experts have experience providing written and oral testimony in formal proceedings in a range of jurisdictions around the world. Our trusted Dispute Avoidance services are aimed at resolving claims and addressing protracted party positions at the close out of major projects to avoid dispute escalation. We provide independent expert determination and alternative dispute resolution services providing forensic delay analysis combined with third party review of final account issues and claims. Our specialist Project Advisory services address issues of contract management, delay analysis and emerging commercial risks to provide clients with independent assurance during the project delivery phase. Through our strategic advice and internal risk analysis we provide clients with insight and a deep understanding of the contractual and commercial risks. This enables informed decision making and improved contract management on construction projects. At the heart of B+A is proactive commercial pragmatism; we strive to improve industry delivery of projects through active commercial resolution of disputes improving time, cost, and quality of delivery. Please refer to our website or contact for further information.

Tarek Riad & Partners - Legal Consultant and Attorneys at Law (Previously "Kosheri, Rashed and Riad Law Firm)


Tarek Riad & Partners Legal Consultants and Attorneys at Law “TR” (Previously Kosheri, Rashed & Riad Law Firm “KRR”) is one of the leading arbitration law firms in the region. Since its establishment in 1974, it has and still handles a plethora of high-profile arbitration cases and is marked as a credible law firm in the arbitration market over nearly 50 years of expertise. The founders of KRR, Dr. Tarek F. Riad, the late Dr. Ahmed El Kosheri and the late Dr. Samia Rashed are notable names in the field of arbitration. They have acted as arbitrators (presiding arbitrators, co-arbitrators and sole arbitrators), counsels, and experts on Egyptian Law in numerous commercial, construction, investment and oil & gas arbitrations. Dr. Riad, the Senior Partner of TR, is one of the leading figures in international arbitration worldwide and in the middle east specially. Dr. Riad, was the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Dubai International Arbitration Center from 2015 to 2019 and a member of the Board of Trustees from 2013 until 2019 and was an alternate member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration from 2012 to 2018, and a member of the Scientific Council of the ICC World Business Law Institution from 2005 up to date. Dr. Riad is, designated member of the ICSID panel of conciliators, designated member of the ICSID panel of arbitrators, member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration, and member of International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrations (London) and registered as Arbitrator and Panellist in the Special Roster of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the WTO. In the end, it should be highlighted that the firm has recently translated the new DIAC Arbitration Rules, launched in the early of 2022, from English to Arabic to assist the legal practitioners pursuing bilingual choices and contribute to the progress and prosperity of arbitration and its understanding in the region, in addition, Dr. Riad has written an article about the DIAC rules 2022. Dr. Riad had an LLB from Cairo University in 1980 and an LLM and SJD from Harvard Law School in 1982 and 1985 respectively in international commercial arbitration. He has also been a member of the Egyptian Bar since 1982 and New York Bar since 1985.


Accuracy is a wholly independent international consulting firm providing advice to company management and shareholders for their strategic or critical decisions, notably in transactions, disputes and crises. Accuracy's strength is to connect strategy, facts and figures. Our teams are international and multicultural, combining various skills to provide bespoke services to our clients. We recruit our consultants from the best. Accuracy is present in 13 countries in Europe, North America, Asia, Middle East and Africa and leads engagements all over the world.

ALAIDAROUS Advocates & Legal Consultants


ALAIDAROUS Advocates & Legal Consultants was established over twenty years ago by Mr. Ali AlAidarous, a UAE national advocate and the firm's Managing Partner.

The firm has since developed an international practice and have expanded on a regional and international level. The firm now boosts a team of highly qualified international lawyers and specialist arbitration counsels who have joined the firm as partners or associates including local lawyers and in-house barristers.

At ALAIDAROUS Advocates and Legal Consultants, we regularly represent clients as counsel in complex commercial arbitrations. Due to our vast experience in the region our lawyers and counsels are also appointed as sole arbitrators, party-appointed arbitrators, court-appointed arbitrators, as well as Chairman of arbitral tribunals in commercial disputes, locally and globally. We provide expert knowledge and legal opinions on procedural issues related to international arbitration in the UAE or in foreign jurisdictions, particularly in England and Wales.

Throughout our years in practice, our lawyers and counsels have appeared in institutional arbitrations administered by the main arbitral institutions around the world as well as ad hoc arbitrations. Our lawyers and counsels have special expertise in arbitral proceedings governed by the arbitration rules and enacted by the following arbitral institutions: International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.

Our experience expands across the Middle East and our lawyers and counsels also represent clients before the main arbitral institutions of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, i.e., the Dubai International Arbitration Center (DIAC), the Dubai International Financial Centre-LCIA Arbitration Centre (DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre), the Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Centre (ADCCAC) and the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) Arbitration Center.

Our team of expert lawyers and counsels are qualified in UAE law, English law, as well as French law. Alongside their arbitration practice, our lawyers and counsels regularly represent clients in setting aside proceedings against arbitral awards brought before the UAE Court. We are also involved in legal proceedings for the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards before UAE courts.



J.S. Held is a global consulting firm providing technical, scientific, and financial expert services across all assets and value at risk. Our professionals serve as trusted advisors to organisations facing high-stakes events demanding urgent attention, staunch integrity, clear-cut analysis, and an understanding of both tangible and intangible assets.

Working seamlessly with global law firms handling complex commercial and investment arbitration cases, as well as leading national law firms advising on a range of dispute resolution matters in their respective jurisdictions, J.S. Held provides a comprehensive suite of expert services, products, and data that enable clients to navigate complex, contentious, and often catastrophic situations.



Rybalkin, Gortsunyan, Dyakin and Partners (RGD), a leading law firm established in 2018, which combines a premier dispute resolution practice and a high-end corporate practice dedicated to complex projects and transactions.

From our offices in Moscow, Yerevan, Tashkent and Belgrade we support clients from all over the world in their business dealings in our key practice areas involving Russia and CIS countries. In addition, our firm offers unparalleled expertise in foreign legal matters to Russian companies with significant international presence. In the current geopolitical conditions we have all necessary resources required for supporting Russian and international clients and providing them with legal services implementing the best international quality and professional ethics standards.

RGD is the fastest growing internationally recognised legal practice in Russia and CIS. Since opening its doors, our has quadrupled its headcount with selective lateral hires of top lawyers from top international and Russian firms (from 13 to 65 fee earners).

Our core team obtained their degrees from western universities, used to work at the leading international law firms (over 10 various UK- and US-based law firms) and has advised major international businesses with regard to their operations in Russia and CIS for over 20 years.

Our lawyers have worked on the largest corporate deals, investigations and disputes in the history of modern Russia and represented Russian companies in over 170 jurisdictions worldwide. We represent businesses in major litigation and arbitration procedures in foreign courts acting as lead counsel on the record and playing key role in defining the strategy.

Having earned the reputation of being fearsome & unstoppable when it comes to defending our clients in courts, Rybalkin, Gortsunyan, Dyakin and Partners is also known as a new generation firm which is at the cutting edge of the modern CIS legal market.

We are not afraid to be involved in disputes, projects or deals with geopolitical aspects.

We adhere to international standards in terms of business ethics, responsiveness and quality of service.



With our proven track record in winning landmark litigation and arbitration matters, delivering quality advice to our clients in the United Arab Emirates and around the world, we, at Bin Sevan Advocates, have positioned ourselves as “one of its kind boutique law-firm in the UAE".

In continuation of our high standard legal services in our existing areas of practices in Real Estate and Construction Disputes, Litigation, Civil and Criminal law, Cyber-security and Cyber-crime law, we are fully determined to harness the power of the latest inventions and technology to help assist our clients at speed and scale to better manage their risks cost effectively.

As part of our ambition to lead our industry, we are expanding in the areas of Sport Arbitration and Sport Law, in addition to implementing new practices focused on blockchain, cryptocurrency, and Fintech as well as artificial intelligence.

Being at the forefront of ethical legal practices we enhanced self-regulation on issues such as data privacy and data protection to uphold the highest standards and routines that keep our clients' sensitive data private. We have implemented new trainings and accountability mechanisms to ensure that our team adhere to our policies and understand how those policies are anchored in our values.

After a decade of extraordinary and fundamental shifts, and at this brink of history, we are seizing the opportunity to reinventing our clients experience from the ground-up. Our improvements represent significant steps in the continued evolution of how our firm operates. They do not change the values we have always lived by; they do strengthen them to reflect the changing world and the way we serve our clients on a daily basis.

We are immensely proud of all we have achieved in the past years and are confident in achieving more in the years to come.



Founded in 1975, Afridi & Angell is a full-service UAE law firm in its fifth decade at the forefront of the legal community. From the beginning, our hallmarks have been a commitment to quality, unsurpassed knowledge of the law and the legal environment, and crafting of innovative business solutions. Licensed in the three largest Emirates of Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah as well as the Dubai International Financial Centre, our practice areas include banking and finance; corporate and commercial law; arbitration and litigation; construction; real estate; infrastructure projects; energy; project finance; maritime (wet and dry); and employment. We advise local, regional and global clients ranging in size and sophistication from start-ups, sole proprietorships, family-owned businesses, entrepreneurs and investors to some of the world’s largest public and private companies, governments and quasi-government institutions. We attract and retain clients with our dedication to practical guidance focused on their business needs supported by decades of experience here in our home jurisdiction, the UAE.

Afridi & Angell is the exclusive member firm in the UAE of top legal networks and associations, most notably Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms, and World Services Group.



Fraud. Insolvency. Recovery. Enforcement.
FIRE is the global Asset Recovery Community bringing together key practitioners across contentious insolvency, fraud litigation and international enforcement. Working in close partnership with the industry we focus on delivering technical knowledge and practical insights. We are proud of our deep industry knowledge and the quality of work demonstrated in all our events and services.



Stephenson Harwood LLP is a full-service international law firm that offers clients access to a leading dispute resolution team that has acted on multiple 'big ticket' and complex arbitrations and litigation matters across the Middle East region.

Our 'powerhouse' dispute resolution team (of which many are fluent in written and spoken Arabic) is widely regarded as one of the most high-profile teams in the market, representing clients in matters before the ADGM, ADCCAC, DIAC, LCIA and ICC.

The team is regularly shortlisted by many of the region's prestigious legal and industry awards ceremonies for their capabilities and is also ranked as leading law firm for 'Dispute resolution: Arbitration and International Litigation' by Legal 500 EMEA 2022.



Founded in 1990, Deminor is a leading privately-owned and international litigation funder with offices in Brussels, London, Hamburg, New York, Hong Kong, Madrid, Milan, and Luxembourg. Deminor's name, derived from the French 'défense des minoritaires', reflects its origins in providing services to minority shareholders. Deminor is still very much defined by the pursuit of good causes and its determination to restore justice for clients. With specialists in arbitration, intellectual property, competition, corporate & post-M&A, investments, enforcement, and tax litigation, Deminor has achieved positive recoveries for clients in more than 81% of the cases it has funded, against an industry average of 70%.



Founded in 2004 by Eric Teynier and Pierre Pic, Teynier Pic is the first Paris-based boutique law firm entirely dedicated to international arbitration, litigation and ADR. It has grown over the years and has successfully established itself as one of the leading dispute resolution practices worldwide. Today, our firm comprises five partners, one counsel and twelve associates coming from diverse legal systems. The firm has established strategic alliances with international arbitration and enforcement firms based in London and New York (Griffin Litigation), Dubai (Nassif Arbitration) and Beirut (Rifaat Associates).

We offer our clients the service of a global firm, along with the client care, attention and flexibility of a boutique practice.



As a global top 10 law practice, Eversheds Sutherland provides services to a global client base ranging from small and mid-sized businesses to the largest multinationals. We have 3,000 lawyers in 70+ offices across 30+ jurisdictions. In the Middle East, we are at the heart of the region and have a team of 120+ lawyers offering the full range of legal services across seven offices in Iraq, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

We provide a full service offering in dispute resolution in the Middle East (in English/Arabic), including financial/corporate crime and investigations, construction dispute resolution, commercial arbitration, DIFC/ADGM court proceedings and support in local court proceedings.


Quantuma International with its headquarters in the UK is a boutique consulting firm with over 300 employees across 25 offices in key financial markets, including offshore jurisdictions. We are a subsidiary of K3 Capital Group plc, listed on the London Stock Exchange. Quantuma Middle East is one of our newest offices, having recently launched in the DIFC to expand our international footprint and meet growing demand for our services in the region and on the global stage. The team is located at Index Towers in the heart of the DIFC and we provide the full suite of expert advisory services, including: Forensic Accounting & Investigations, Asset Tracing & Recovery, Problem-Solving Investigations, Restructuring & Insolvency, Contentious Valuations and Reputation Management. We act for global financial institutions, private equity houses, law firms, regional business conglomerates, multinational corporations, and government agencies and regulators. Our professionals are subject matter experts in their respective fields and have operational excellence in addressing complex, cross-border challenges and undertake assignments across the Middle East and globally. We have an integrated structure and a unique approach to every situation and we truly operate as One Firm to serve the needs of our clients and their stakeholders.