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Nicholas Sharratt

T: +971 4407 3908 M: +971 52 929 2265 Email Nicholas | Vcard Office: Dubai

Nicholas Sharratt Partner

Contact details

Nicholas Sharratt

T: +971 4407 3908 M: +971 52 929 2265 Email Nicholas | Vcard Office: Dubai

Nick is a partner in the dispute resolution team in Dubai where he has been permanently based since 2012. He specialises in international arbitration, litigation and investigations across EMEA.
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He leads many client relationships and is seen as a key first point of contact for many international clients doing business in the region.

Described by clients as having “great legal reflexes” and “excellent communication skills”, Nick is also consistently praised for his exceptional client service and was awarded the 2019 Lexology Client Choice Award for litigation in the UAE.

In their feedback, clients said that Nick was an “extremely professional and highly competent lawyer” who “goes the extra mile extra mile in providing top quality legal advice round the clock”. He was also said to be able to “understand and grasp technical concepts very well” and recognised as being “always one step ahead”.

Nick is also ranked as a Tier 1 “Next Generation Lawyer” in the dispute resolution category of Legal 500 EMEA where he is described as being “exceptionally good with clients”. Nick is the only lawyer in this category to be ranked for three consecutive years.

  • Dispute resolution

Representing one of the world’s largest engineering companies in a multi-million dollar contractual dispute under the rules of the DIFC-LCIA (subject to UAE law).

Defending one of the Middle East’s largest real estate developers in a multi-million dollar claim brought against it by the main contractor. The proceedings were subject to the DIAC rules and concerned multiple alleged breaches of the FIDIC Contract (subject to UAE law).

Acting on behalf of a Global O&M contractor in connection with multi-million dollar ICC arbitration proceedings brought against its former employer (subject to English law).

Acting for a UAE government employer in connection with a claim against its main contractor for failing to deliver a critical infrastructure project on schedule (subject to UAE law).

Acting on behalf of a prominent UK PLC in responding to a number of third party freezing orders served on it in connection with a highly publicised piece of litigation in the High Court.

Advising a major oil and gas services company in bringing arbitral enforcement proceedings in multiple jurisdictions across the Middle East. The matter involved bringing the first successful enforcement action in respect of a London seated arbitration award in Iraq.

Acting on behalf of a global commodities trader in proceedings brought by it in England, the Democratic Republic of Congo (“DRC”) and the UAE. The proceedings arose out of a facility provided to the defendants for the purposes of mining metals in the DRC. In response, the defendants commenced over 10 sets of proceedings in Africa and the Middle East aimed at dismantling the security, all of which were successfully defended.

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  • Construction and engineering

Representing one of the world’s largest engineering companies in a multi-million dollar contractual dispute under the rules of the DIFC-LCIA (subject to UAE law).

Defending one of the Middle East’s largest real estate developers in a multi-million dollar claim brought against it by the main contractor. The proceedings were subject to the DIAC rules and concerned multiple alleged breaches of the FIDIC Contract (subject to UAE law).

Acting on behalf of a Global O&M contractor in connection with multi-million dollar ICC arbitration proceedings brought against its former employer (subject to English law).

Acting for a UAE government employer in connection with a claim against its main contractor for failing to deliver a critical infrastructure project on schedule (subject to UAE law).

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