Charlotte Bijlani > Watson Farley & Williams > Dubai, United Arab Emirates > Lawyer Profile

Watson Farley & Williams
OFFICE 1503, LEVEL 15, TOWER 2
AL FATTAN HOUSE, PO BOX 506896
DUBAI
United Arab Emirates
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Work Department

PARTNER IN THE DISPUTE RESOLUTION GROUP

Position

Charlotte is an experienced dispute resolution lawyer with full rights of audience before both the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) courts and the higher courts of England and Wales.

Charlotte’s practice extends to litigation, international arbitration, expert determination and mediation, as well as advisory work on litigation risk and avoidance.

She regularly acts for employers, contractors and funders in construction and engineering disputes across the Middle East, as well as major corporates, developers, investors, financial institutions and high net worth individuals in all types of contentious matters both regionally and in the UK.

Charlotte is recognised as a leading dispute resolution and international arbitration lawyer in the UAE by The Legal 500 EMEA describing her as a “superb litigator”, an “outstanding operator”, “strategically-minded” and says that she provides “an unrivalled combination of dedication and shrewdness”.

Lawyer Rankings

United Arab Emirates > Shipping

Watson Farley & WilliamsAndrew Baird leads a ‘terrifically cohesive‘ full-service shipping practice. Andrew also acts as managing partner and has particular expertise in cross-border financings and advises on loans and leasing transactions. Michael Savva is a go-to contact at the firm for ship financing and restructuring. Charlotte Bijlani is a key point of contact in the dispute resolution team, and Charlotte Knight provides support at the associate level.

United Arab Emirates > Dispute resolution: arbitration and international litigation

Watson Farley & Williams‘ practice has a strong focus on the transport, real estate and energy sectors. The practice is led by the ‘highly experiencedCharlotte Bijlani, who has extensive expertise handling a broad range of commercial and financial disputes. Counsel Soraya Corm-Bakhos and senior associate Thomas Whitefield are also noted.