Abu Dhabi, Emirate of

• Co-represented a main contractor against a sub-contractor in Arbitration under ADCCAC rules seated in Abu Dhabi for a claim of US$ 12M resulting from a breach of a sub-contract for aluminum and glass works.

• Acted for a claimant/governmental client in an ICC Arbitration seated in Abu Dhabi against a national oil company for a monetary claim (US$ 8M) resulting from breach of a Production Sharing Contract.

• Advised on a turnkey contract for the erection of a textile plant in Abu Dhabi.

• Advised and represented a closed investment funds on various legal aspects related to the financing and construction of a general hospital and vascular clinic in Abu Dhabi, including corporate issues.

• Advised foreign investors on white-collar crimes related to investor’s projects and financial fraud.

• Advised largest German formwork and scaffolding company on setting up a trading company in Abu Dhabi, including pre-registration with ADNOC.

• Advised Kuwaiti Logistic Company on various corporate matters in Abu Dhabi, including license issues.

• Advising global system provider for petrol stations on public tendering with ADNOC.

• Advised sponsors of an LNG project: negotiating project documents, LNG shipping arrangements, and natural gas off-take contracts.

• Advised U.S. producer on distributorship agreement for military and commercial vehicles in the Emirate.

• Advised German Solar Energy Company on setting up a group of entities to serve the regional market.

• Advised various subsidiaries on debt collection and court claims in the Emirate.

• Advised individuals and companies on local labour contracts for managers and personnel and labour disputes.

• Advised and negotiated for a number of premium galley producer and aircraft interiors suppliers on supply and maintenance agreements with Etihad (and dozens of other airlines worldwide).

• Reviewing and negotiating two major waste management contracts on behalf of Averda International Limited with the Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre.

Abu Dhabi, Emirate of

• Advised and negotiated for premium galley producer and aircraft interiors suppliers on agreement relating to the design, development, manufacture, supply and support of galley modules for the A350XWB aircraft program with Airbus with a contract value of EUR 1 billion.

• Advised a Dubai-based solar company and drafted Terms & Conditions, Sales Contract (incl. EPC), Permitting Service Contract (incl. NOC (Non-Objection Certificate) for DEWA, Dubai Municipality and master developer permit), Engineering Services Contract (for other EPC’s or in a consortium), O&M Contract, Purchase Order, Channel Partner Contract and Referral Contract.

• Defended a client in an ICC Arbitration seated in New York against a monetary claim (US$ 13M) resulting from repossession of two executive aircrafts.

• Co-represented a real estate company in launching proceedings against a master developer for re-possession of land worth US$ 100M.

• Represented a client against a real estate developer in an Arbitration under DIAC rules seated in Dubai for a claim resulting from off-plan sale and purchase agreement (Claim for US$ 1M).

• Represented a Claimant in a DIAC Arbitration seated in Dubai against a contractor for monetary damages (US$ 0.5M) resulting form breach of an interior design contract.

• Acted for an insurance company against an insurer in mediation that led to a satisfactory settlement of a claim worth of f US$ 3M.

• Defended an insurance company against a claim arising of Bankers Blanket Bond Coverage seeking coverage for a loss of US$ 10M.

• Defended a transportation and carrier services company against a multi-national energy company in respect to a claim for damages of cargo worth of US$ 6M.

• Acted for a European national against ex-Husband in a real estate dispute concerning ownership of a luxury villa worth of US$ 10M.

• Represented a debtor in restoring shares worth of US$ 4M against a bank that were acquired and sold to a third party.

• Acted for a logistics company with an annual turnover of US$ 50M in uncovering a fraudulent ring in its upper management and successfully terminating the employment without incurring unfair dismissal compensation.

• Defended a main contractor against a claim of US$ 15M for vacating construction site.

• Advised German automations and Software Company on capital participation offering for superior CNG cylinder systems for production line in Jebel Ali.

• Advised and negotiated for a number of premium galley producer and aircraft interiors suppliers on supply and maintenance agreements with Emirates Airlines and dozens of other airlines worldwide.

• Advised local and international pharmaceutical companies regarding compliance and legal aspects of doing business in the UAE and MENA region.

• Advised numerous international clients on set up of business entities in the sectors of architecture, engineering, media, energy (Oil & Gas and Solar) and car supply, advising on all aspects of corporate and commercial law, incl. establishing subsidiaries in Dubai, its Free Zones and other Emirates of the UAE.

• Providing of several market studies for entering the region, e.g. automobile-, energy- and solar industry.

• Advised a major German software producer in the acquisition and integration of a local subsidiary of an international company based in Ireland and France.

• Represented the bank syndicate in a US$ 45 million financing for the construction of a water sewage treatment plant and pump station.

• Advised on a concession agreement regarding a sea vessel-generated waste on a B.O.T. basis.

• Negotiated and drafted contracts to secure the printing and distribution of the Times and Sunday Times in the United Arab Emirates.

• Due diligence, drafting and negotiation of a share purchase agreement relating to the acquisition of a prominent media group in the UAE and conduct of all preliminary legal work associated with the transaction.

• Reviewed a range of private placement memoranda submitted to SAB’s Chairman for consideration in connection with various business opportunities in the UAE and Russia.

• Acting as president of an ICC tribunal in Dubai in a multi-party dispute involving several banks and insurance companies in relation with a credit insurance policy.

• Advising a Canadian Construction and Engineering Consultancy Firm in establishing a Joint Venture with a high profile partner in Dubai, involving the drafting of Joint Venture and Shareholders Agreements.

• Representing the owner of a chain of restaurants in arbitration proceedings in Dubai in relation with the breach of a franchise agreement.

• Advising an Australian group of companies in the acquisition of a UAE group of companies in the car parking business. Task involved review of documents and advising on several issues of UAE companies’ law.

• Acting as president of an ICC tribunal in Dubai in a multi-party dispute involving several banks and insurance companies in relation with a credit insurance policy.

• Advising a Lebanese investor in the acquisition and restructuring of a medical insurance third party administrator group of companies based in Dubai with activities in Lebanon and other Arab Gulf countries.

• Advising the partners and employees of a major international consulting firm on some legal aspects of team moves on non-compete involving restrictive covenants under the laws of the UAE and DIFC. Task involved review of contracts and drafting of a substantial legal opinion.

Ras Al Khaimah, Emirate of

• Advised various international companies in the area of on setting up subsidiaries or branch offices in Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone and RAKIA, including post set up legal support on leases and labour law issues.

• Represented German closed investment funds on dispute with shareholders, restructuring of local holding, investment and management companies for construction of hospital.

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