Expertise In All Aspects Of Arbitration

Arbitration has increasingly become a popular method and suitable mechanism of Alternate Dispute Resolution in the UAE. The growth of Arbitration in UAE is reflected by several institutions in the UAE which administer commercial Arbitrations in line with international best practice. Most Contracts routinely provide for Arbitration as a means to resolve disputes between the parties.

Dubai in particular is considered a popular seat of Arbitration in the region. This has been assisted by the presence of arbitration institutions such as DIAC and the DIFC-LCIA Centre. The increased use of arbitration in the UAE is demonstrated by the Local Court’s welcoming approach to the UN Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards 1958(New York Convention)

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) was established as a separate common law jurisdiction within Dubai and has its own arbitration law. The DIFC Courts are an independent English language common law judiciary, based in the DIFC with jurisdiction governing civil and commercial disputes nationally, regionally and worldwide. The DIFC Courts have become an effective and integral part of litigation in the UAE. Being a DIFC Court Practitioner of the firm, Binu has a thorough understanding of DIFC Court Law and practice in DIFC courts.

Binu Karthikeyan as specialist Arbitration Practitioner has extensive experience as counsel in representing Individuals, companies and corporate entities in a wide variety of disputes. 

  • Construction disputes
  • Disputes regarding the sale, purchase and Real Estate
  • Joint-venture disputes, shareholder disputes and other company/corporate related issues
  • Disputes relating to sale of goods and commodities
  • Enforcement of domestic and foreign awards in the Middle East and other jurisdictions
  • Maritime disputes
  • Disputes relating to Franchise, Agency and Distribution
  • Advice generally on choice of Arbitration venues, drafting of Arbitration clauses and jurisdictional advice

1. Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC);
2. Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation & Arbitration Centre (ADCCAC);
3. International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC);
4. DIFC Arbitration
5. UNCITRAL and ad hoc Arbitration tribunals in seats around the globe.