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Emma Fidler

T: +971 4 407 3900 Email Emma Office: Dubai

Emma Fidler Associate

Contact details

Emma Fidler

Emma Fidler

T: +971 4 407 3900 Email Emma Office: Dubai

Emma is an English qualified associate in the maritime, trade and offshore team in the firm’s Dubai office. She specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration covering the entire spectrum of the maritime industry including shipping, offshore oil and gas, energy, international trade and logistics.
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Emma advises and represents a diverse range of clients throughout the Middle East including shipowners, operators, cargo owners, traders, charterers, P&I clubs and underwriters in disputes relating to offshore incidents, collisions, charterparty disputes, EPC contracts, shipbuilding and ship conversion projects.

She has significant experience in litigating on behalf of her clients before the English Courts, as well as numerous courts within the UAE and GCC region. She also acts as counsel in both domestic and international arbitral forums including the ICC, LMAA, DIAC, SCMA, SIAC and GAFTA.

Her experience extends to enforcement proceedings, debt recovery and the arrest of vessels, both domestically and internationally.

Emma brings her expertise in resolving maritime disputes to the negotiation and drafting of contracts, ensuring that her clients' legal interests are thoroughly protected in service of their commercial objectives. She regularly negotiates and drafts a broad range of maritime and logistics contracts including framework CIF/FOB commodities contracts, general terms and conditions of service, port handling and stevedoring agreements, as well as salvage and wreck removal contracts.

  • Marine and international trade

Assisting a London-based P&I club with all aspects of a complex salvage and wreck removal operation for a vessel grounded in the UAE, including assisting with all P&I coverage issues, UAE law and environmental issues, and flag requirements.

Advising a leading cargo logistics and freight service-provider on complex contractual issues and legal remedies arising from shippers’ failure to load due to closure of the Black Sea grain Corridor closure in Ukraine (July 2023) resulting in multi-million-dollar losses.

Representing a leading global offshore jack-up company in LCIA proceedings in connection with a charterparty dispute with jack-up barge owners based in Qatar. In connection with the same, preparing an interim arrest application to be filed before the Qatari Courts.

Acting for a multinational offshore drilling contractor in relation to US$500 million LMAA arbitration proceedings in connection with a dispute related to construction contracts for semi-submersible rigs.

Advising leading cement and concrete production group on its expansion into new markets and drafting CIF and FOB contracts for the distribution of products to Indian Ocean territories.

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