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Derek Bayley



Level 8, Building 6
Emaar Square, Sheikh Zayed Road
PO Box 53934 Dubai
United Arab Emirates

Office Telephone: +971 4 423 0555
Office Fax: +971 4 425 7941

Direct Dial (Dubai): +971 4 423 0580 Download VCard

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Derek joined the dispute resolution team in Dubai in 2017 after training at a magic circle firm in London.

Derek specialises in international arbitration and commercial litigation before the English High Court and the DIFC Courts, with a particular focus on complex cross-border matters, conflict of laws issues, and jurisdictional challenges. While on secondment to a major London investment bank, he worked on financial services litigation, internal investigations, commercial contract and tort claims, and claims for restitutionary relief. Derek also advises insurers, reinsurers and policy holders on insurance and reinsurance claims.

Derek is dual-qualified in England and Wales and Australia (ACT). He speaks Modern Standard Arabic, French, German, Dutch and English


The firm's Dubai office opened in 2006 and has grown significantly over the years.

Now with 13 partners, 1 legal director and 26 associates, the office offers both GCC clients and international clients with operations in the region an integrated service covering dispute resolution, transactions and regulation across a number of industry sectors. Our team of lawyers, many of whom are Arabic speakers, come from diverse backgrounds and have a strong understanding of and established working relationships with government departments, regulatory bodies, agencies and locally qualified lawyers throughout the GCC region. Our experience shows that this facilitates the faster resolution of any difficulties our clients face.

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