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King & Wood Mallesons
Office 105, Gate Village 1
Dubai International Financial Centre
P.O. Box 482016
United Arab Emirates

Recognised as one of the world’s most innovative law firms, King & Wood Mallesons offers a different perspective to commercial thinking and the client experience. With access to a global platform, a team of over 2000+ lawyers in 27 locations around the world working with clients to help them understand local challenges, navigate through regional complexity, and to find commercial solutions that deliver a competitive advantage for our clients.

KWM Middle East is a highly ranked dispute resolution practice, specialising in complex, high value multi-jurisdictional disputes.   We are best known for:

    • Complex international commercial arbitration – our team has a wealth of experience with all the major arbitration institutions, including: LCIA, ICC, UNCITRAL, ICSID, DIFC-LCIA, DIAC, LMAA, HKIAC.   We are leaders in International Arbitration.
    • Complex international and domestic litigation – our team has decades of experience with both DIFC Court litigation, having been at the forefront of various landmark cases setting precedent in the DIFC Courts, and English High Court litigation, with international experience across the world, including in the Courts of the Seychelles and British Virgin Islands.

We have over a decade of “on the ground” experience spearheading effective dispute resolution strategies and giving complex legal advice across the GCC states, with experience in the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and beyond.  We are a “one-stop-shop”.

Dispute Resolution Tim Taylor 4313 1700
Dispute Resolution Joanne 4313 1700
Dispute Resolution Daniel 4313 1700
Dispute Resolution Parnika 4313 1700
Joanne Strain photoMs Joanne StrainManaging Partner – Dubai
English (fluent)
Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese)

CLIENT: Anonymous
TESTIMONIAL: Daniel Xu who is a lawyer with a set of unique skill sets – he is Singapore qualified, understands the market well and bilingual (English and Chinese). Daniel is very commercially minded and cuts to the core issues concisely – he is very hands-on and offers a lot of face time and I do not end up feeling that work is being delegated to juniors.

CLIENT: Anonymous
TESTIMONIAL: KWM’s advice is exactly what I needed – a short and lucid explanation of the situation.”

CLIENT: Anonymous
TESTIMONIAL: “I would like to say thank you for completion of the project. I would like to share my opinion as a client, your way of performing legal services is admirable and conscientious.”

CLIENT: Anonymous
TESTIMONIAL: “I have had the pleasure of being a client of the KWM Middle East dispute resolution team for many years and I can honestly say that I would not get the same dedication, passion and results from any other team in the region. Tim Taylor QC, Joanne Strain and the team, seamlessly manage complex multijurisdictional disputes and approach each matter with thoughtful and creative strategies.”

CLIENT: Anonymous
TESTIMONIAL: “Joanne is a brilliant lawyer who consistently delivers exceptional client service”

CLIENT: Anonymous
TESTIMONIAL: “Joanne is repeatedly praised by clients for seamless and effective case management.”

CLIENT: Anonymous
TESTIMONIAL: “You are a great litigator and also very creative and clever.”

CLIENT: Anonymous
TESTIMONIAL: “(Tim is).. one of the most creative and incisive lawyers in practice in litigation and arbitration. He think of points which other lawyers do not even comprehend. His abilities take him way beyond most litigation solicitors in terms of strategy and creative thinking.”

CLIENT: Anonymous
TESTIMONIAL: “Mr Taylor QC is clearly a very experienced solicitor.”