Shalagh Massingham > Eversheds Sutherland LLP > Dubai, United Arab Emirates > Lawyer Profile

Eversheds Sutherland LLP
PO BOX 74980
United Arab Emirates

Work Department

Shalagh's practice centres around international construction disputes (arbitration and litigation). She also advises on commercial disputes, contract interpretation and dispute management/ avoidance across the region.

Her recent experience includes: (i) defending an energy company in DIFC-LCIA construction arbitration proceedings (delay, disruption and liquidated damages) in relation to a project in Iraq. The claim is valued at USD 18,000,000 and will be resolved under English law, seated in Dubai; (ii) representing a Spanish water plant manufacturer in ICC arbitration proceedings as Claimant. The dispute will be resolved under English law, seated in Qatar and is valued at USD 20,000,000 (delay, disruption, acceleration), and (iii) representing a Qatari government entity in a USD 50 million ICC Qatari law/ seated dispute with a sub-contractor on a Polysilicon plant.
Shalagh also has a extensive experience of court disputes in the region (including the local courts having worked "hand in hand" with advocates on court proceedings, the QFC Court and the DIFC Court). This includes working before all levels of court (including Cassation) and advising the client of the best way of managing such proceedings in a cost effective manner.

Shalagh also regularly works with Counsel in the region with experience in Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman.

Shalagh is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales. She is also one of the few associates listed in Chambers and is known for her pragmatic, straightforward approach towards complicated matters.



Lawyer Rankings

United Arab Emirates > Construction

Eversheds Sutherland LLP has a full-service construction offering and has an experienced domestic and cross-border arbitration practice led by Paul Taylor. Taylor is the managing partner of the Dubai office and primarily focuses on construction and engineering disputes. Shalagh Massingham also has a broad international construction disputes practice. Abu Dhabi-based legal director Roberta Wertman is also noted. The team is praised by clients for its ‘expertise, practicality and tenacity‘.

United Arab Emirates > Dispute resolution: arbitration and international litigation

Eversheds Sutherland LLP has substantial experience representing clients in local UAE, DIFC and ADGM courts. Rebecca Copley heads the firm’s litigation offering in the Middle East and has extensive experience representing banks and financial institutions. Managing partner Paul Taylor heads the arbitration practice and focuses on construction-related work. Shalagh Massingham also specialises in construction and is a ‘ferocious litigator‘. Nasser Ali Khasawneh is the go-to contact for IP and TMT-related dispute resolution.

Qatar > Dispute resolution

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP’s dispute resolution practice is now led by ‘excellent‘ legal director Alexander Whyatt, following the retirement of former head Richard Ward. Whyatt handles a steady stream of domestic and international construction disputes for clients operating in the industry in Qatar and across the Middle East. His experience includes arbitration (ICC, LCIA, QICCA), Qatar court litigation, expert determination and mediation. Elsewhere, other key contacts at the firm include managing partner Dani Kabbani and Dubai-based partner Shalagh Massingham.