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Al Tamimi & Company

DIFC-6TH FLOOR, BUILDING 4 EAST, DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE, PO BOX 9725, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Tel:
Work +971 4 364 1641
Fax:
Fax +971 4 364 1777
Email:
Web:
www.tamimi.com

Rita Jaballah

Tel:
Work +971 (0)4 364 1641
Email:
Al Tamimi & Company

Work Department

Litigation

Position

Partner, Head of DIFC Litigation

Career

Rita Jaballah is a Partner in Al Tamimi & Company’s Litigation practice and leads its Dubai International Financial Centre Courts practice group. 

Rita has extensive experience of handling complex, high value local and international disputes.  Prior to joining Al Tamimi & Company, Rita practised in a leading law firm in Melbourne and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London, where she specialised in large scale and multi-jurisdictional litigation with a particular focus on financial services, regulatory disputes as well as general commercial litigation in the English Courts.

At Al Tamimi & Company, Rita specialises in advising and representing clients with respect to a wide range of commercial and DIFC related disputes and claims with a particular focus on DIFC Courts litigation and regulatory proceedings in the banking and financial services sector.  In this regard, Rita has acted for prominent investment banks and financial institutions in a number of high profile and significant disputes in the banking and regulatory arena.  She has been involved in the development of the DIFC Courts and currently sits as a member of the DIFC Courts’ Rules Sub-Committee.  In addition, Rita advises and represents local and foreign businesses and financial institutions in a wide range of commercial, property, company and banking disputes under UAE, DIFC, English and International law

Languages

English and Arabic

Member

Solicitor and Barrister of Supreme Court of Victoria - 2000

Education

University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Laws (Hons) - 1994 - 1998

University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Commerce - 1994 - 1998


United Arab Emirates

Dispute resolution: arbitration and international litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Rita Jaballah - Al Tamimi & Company

Within: Dispute resolution: arbitration and international litigation

Al Tamimi & Company is 'highly sophisticated in its field of practice - the DIFC and onshore litgiation teams work well together with the focus on the client's ultimate goals at all times'. Rita Jaballah is 'highly responsive, handling client expectations well and with the talent to explain complicated matters in simple terms' - she handles high-profile DIFC cases, including representing Dusty Tourani and Duzty LLC in a case against Tourani's former stepfather concerning an alleged loan to set up the eponymous restaurant in the DIFC, raising questions of the presumption of advancement (a presumption that transfers of money or assets between spouses, and from parents to their children are gifts). Senior associate Peter Smith, who is qualified as an English barrister, is also notable. Khalid Al Hamrani and Ibtissem Lassoued contribute financial crime expertise. Thomas Snider, who heads the firm's arbitration team, handles international arbitrations, including investor-state disputes and matters crossing into Africa. Senior partner Essam Al Tamimi is also involved in international arbitrations, including DIFC-LCIA and ICC arbitrations.

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