Monika Humphreys-Davies > Ince > Dubai, United Arab Emirates > Lawyer Profile

PO BOX 123004, DUBAI
United Arab Emirates

Work Department

Maritime, Energy & Infrastructure, Commercial Disputes


Senior Associate


Monika is a senior associate in the firm’s Dubai office and her practice focusses in the shipping and energy sectors. She advises clients both in relation to contentious and non-contentious matters.

Since joining the firm, Monika has assisted clients with their commercial disputes in both English High Court, UAE Courts and arbitration proceedings. She also advises shipowners and charterers on charterparties, bills of lading and various other shipping and offshore related contracts as well as on vessel sale and purchase agreements.

In addition to her shipping and energy practice, Monika also deals with matters concerning insurance coverage subject to English law.

Monika regularly contributes articles to the firm’s knowledge bank and has co-authored the England and Wales chapter of Getting the Deal Through – Shipping 2017 (9th edition, published in 2016 by Law Business Research Ltd) and Shipping 2018 (10th edition, published in 2017 by Law Business Research Ltd) and Chambers Global Practice Guide – Shipping 2020.

Highlight matters

–  Advising a manufacturer of offshore drilling units in the Middle East in relation to a multi-million dollar dispute concerning the supply of defective elevating units.

–  Acting for the vessel interests in a high value multi-jurisdiction limitation dispute following a collision in the Middle East region.

–  Assisting with five SIAC arbitrations dealing with termination of OSV construction contracts.

–  Acting for a seller in a sale of two offshore support vessels.


English, Estonian


The City Law School, City University London (LLB), National University of Singapore (LLM), Kaplan Law School (LPC)
Qualified in 2017