Firm Profile > Kennedys > Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Kennedys
OFFICE 1101 CONRAD TOWER
SHEIKH ZAYED ROAD
PO BOX 212620, DUBAI
United Arab Emirates

Construction Tier 4

Kennedys 'puts complicated points of law into plain English so the lay client can understand them'. Mark Wilson handles arbitrations concerning defective designs and terminations and other construction issues, representing contractors and employers. Several matters cross over with the firm's well-known strength in insurance. Andrew MacCuish has been appointed a district judge in England and Wales.

Dispute resolution: arbitration and international litigation Tier 4

At Kennedys, Mark Wilson and Peter Ellingham handle insurance work, including claims concerning D&O, marine and fire policies. Nick Humphrey contributes aviation expertise.

Kennedys’ Dubai office provides advice to local and international clients on the challenges and opportunities they face throughout the Gulf Region and Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, and globally.

Our lawyers are qualified in a number of jurisdictions, including Australia, England and Wales, Hong Kong, India, Lebanon and New Zealand.

The Dubai office operates as part of Kennedys’ global partnership.  This inclusive approach, and our global reach, enables us to meet the current and future needs of our clients and our core markets.

Number of fee-earners : 1,300
at this office : 9
English
Arabic
Hindi
Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Insurance Association
Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : Auckland
Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : Austin
Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : Bangkok
Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : Basking Ridge
Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : Beijing*
Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : Belfast
Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : Birmingham
Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : Bogotá
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Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : Buenos Aires
Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : Cambridge
Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : Chelmsford
Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : Chicago
Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : Copenhagen
Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : Dublin
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Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : Guatemala City*
Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : Hamilton
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Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : Karachi*
Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : Lahore*
Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : La Vega*
Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : Lima
Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : Lisbon
Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : London
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Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : Manchester
Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : Melbourne
Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : Mexico City
Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : Miami
Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : Milan*
Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : Moscow
Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : Mumbai*
Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : New Delhi*
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Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : Oslo*
Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : Panama City*
Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : Paris
Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : Philadelphia
Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : Rio de Janeiro*
Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : Rome*
Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : San Juan*
Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : Santiago
Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : São Paulo
Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : São Paulo*
Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : Shanghai*
Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : Sheffield
Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : Shenzhen*
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Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : Sydney
Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : Taunton
Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : Te Aviv*
Other offices / *associated offices and co-operations : Warsaw*

As a growing global law firm, attracting and retaining talent from a variety of different backgrounds has allowed us to develop a distinct culture that we are proud of.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity at Kennedys. Our principles of non-discrimination and equality of opportunity apply not only to our employees, but also to the way we treat our visitors, clients, customers and suppliers.

Demonstrating our commitment, we were proud to be the global gold-level partners of the Dive In festival for the first time in 2018. Dive In is a multi-award winning festival for diversity and inclusion in insurance run by Inclusion@Lloyd’s, a cross market collaboration of C-suite executives and industry associations driving the strategic push for greater diversity in the Lloyd’s market.

Our equality and diversity policy

We support our workplace and clients by following our equality and diversity policy. Our policy covers:

  • Discrimination
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Training and promotion
  • Termination of employment
  • Treating outside parties
  • Monitoring
  • Disabled employees.

 

Everyone at Kennedys has a duty to act in accordance with our equality and diversity policy. They must treat others with dignity at all times, and not discriminate against or harass job applicants or other employees regardless of their status.

Discrimination

Discrimination is prohibited on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Recruitment and selection

Job applicants do not suffer discrimination, job selection criteria are regularly reviewed to ensure they are relevant to the job, and short listing of applicants is completed by more than one person.

Training and promotion

Training needs are identified through regular reviews. All promotion decisions will be made on the basis of merit.

Termination of employment

Any disciplinary procedures and penalties are applied without discrimination and redundancy criterion and procedures are fair and objective.

Treating outside parties

Kennedys is free to accept instruction from any particular client and refusal to act will not be based on any protected characteristics. Lawyers will be instructed based on their skills, experience and ability.

Monitoring

Workforce composition is monitored at all levels to ensure equality of opportunity across the firm. Where appropriate, steps will be taken to identify and remove unjustified barriers.

Disabled employees

Those with a disability will be treated fairly and reasonable adjustments to the workplace, or job content, will be made to ensure that an employee with a disability is not disadvantaged.