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Faris Shehabi



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 0594 Download VCard

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Faris is an Associate in HFW's dispute resolution team in Dubai, having previously spent three years in the Shanghai office. He has significant experience in international arbitration and cross border litigation and focuses predominantly on the resolution of commercial and international trade disputes across a number of sectors. Faris was in charge of legal services at a leading international arbitral institution in Asia for three years prior to joining HFW, and beyond his exposure to shipping and other trade related areas possesses expertise in sports law and Islamic Finance. Faris is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the Asian International Arbitration Centre's panel of arbitrators.

Faris speaks English, Arabic and Spanish, and is qualified in England and Wales and Australia.

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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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