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Maria Deus

Legal Director

Abu Dhabi

Holman Fenwick Willan MEA LLP
Office 7, 6 Floor, Al Khatem Tower
ADGM Square
Al Maryah Island
PO BOX 764608
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Office Telephone: +971 2 235 4900

Direct Dial (Abu Dhabi): +971 2 235 4907 Download VCard

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Maria specialises in construction and engineering law, including review and drafting of contract documentation, contract and claims management and representation of clients in arbitration and mediation.

Maria also acts as an Arbitrator and as a RICS Accredited Mediator listed on the RICS President's Panel of Dispute Resolvers MENA Branch.

Maria qualified in England and Wales in 2000. During her career she has worked in-house as legal counsel for an international project management and construction company and has advised construction and engineering clients in the Middle East since 2013.

She is listed as a rising star by Legal 500 UAE 2020 and clients say she "provides excellent support to the partners and is knowledgeable on the various arbitration procedures and pitfalls"

Recent work includes:

Representing a UAE based global investment company in a DIAC arbitration involving one of the world's tallest residential buildings in respect of a dispute centred around an eight year period of delay and validity of contract termination.

Representing an International Oil Company in respect of mediation and arbitration of disputes arising on a US1billion dollar Oil Production Facility in Iraq.

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Abu Dhabi

The firm's Abu Dhabi office opened in 2018.

Our Abu Dhabi office opened in 2018 and consists of 4 partners. 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. 

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