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Representative Matters

Aviation Matters

Representing a German company in connection with a bid to Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) to conduct consultancy services.

Representing an American company in connection with a USD30 million contract dispute in relation to a contract performed by the company at the Abu Dhabi International Airport. Negotiated an amicable contractual settlement together with the signing of a new agreement for maintenance services.

Representing a carrier on its dispute with ADAC.

Representing a national airline in negotiations with its GSA and with the local civil aviation authority.

Shipping Matters

Successfully acted for a Singaporean shipping company in a cross-border maritime dispute regarding the arrest of a vessel in the UAE. The vessel was released through an anti-suit injunction issued by the Singaporean Court, which is rare.

Acted for one of the defendants in a claim filed by a company engaged in bulk buying and trading of oil related products claiming that it is the owner of two cargoes of fuel oil that were purchased by our client (the defendant) and shipped on one of the claimant’s vessels. This matter involved an anti-suit injunction obtained in England and criminal proceedings in the Emirate of Sharjah.

Acting as UAE anti-trust counsel for the world’s largest shipbuilding company on UAE competition matters in its USD1.78 billion takeover of one of the largest shipbuilders in South Korea.

Following the financial collapse of the OW Bunker Group in November 2014, advising a number of ship owners/operators, as well as bunker suppliers on claims filed by the bunker suppliers seeking to obtain payment by arresting or threatening to arrest the vessels.

Advising one of the world’s largest shipbuilding companies, in a dispute regarding default on mortgage payments by the owner of a vessel built by our client.

Advising an underwriter on its position in a case regarding limitation of liability in a marine collision.

Logistical Matters

Acted for the defendant, the UAE agent of an international container shipping and logistics service company, in a dispute brought forward by a multinational auto manufacturer who obtained provisional attachment orders over containers carried on board a vessel owned by the defendant. The attachment orders were obtained on the grounds that the containers obtained counterfeit products branded under the claimant’s brand.

Successfully represented the UAE agent of an international container transportation and logistics services company in a national security case where a container that transhipped through Jebel Ali was discovered to be carrying goods deemed a threat to the UAE’s national security. This case was heard before the Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi.

Advised a manufacturer of coaches, buses and trucks based in North Africa on securing UN Sanctions Committee approval for sale of trucks.