With over 40 years of experience in the UAE, we bring extensive knowledge gained from working on high profile, complex multimillion-dollar disputes across the region. We represent clients in cases under the rules of a wide range of international arbitration forums, including ADCCAC, DIAC, LCIA, ICC and UNCITRAL, as well as in ad hoc arbitration proceedings in both the UAE and wider Middle East region and in arbitration-related litigation before the courts of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the DIFC. Our lawyers are advocates, which enables us to offer a “one-stop shop” from start to end of any arbitration, without the need to involve outside counsel. Our strong advocacy experience covers both procedural and substantive hearings and is a true differentiator in our offering.

Clients and legal directories commend our forward-looking approach. The team was shortlisted for Arbitration Team of the Year in Law.com International’s Middle East Legal Awards 2022 and was declared UAE Construction Law Firm of the Year at the Chambers Middle East Awards 2022.

Our team is described as:

  • "Reed Smith has an excellent team of lawyers who have a wealth of experience of international arbitration." The Legal 500 EMEA – UAE 2023
  • "They have in-depth legal knowledge, but at the same time, are strategic and commercial in their approach to achieving their clients’ objectives." The Legal 500 EMEA – UAE 2023