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Sam Wakerley

Partner

Dubai

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 50 654 4508

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Sam is an English qualified lawyer and Head of Insurance and reinsurance for HFW in the Middle East.

He has been based in the Dubai office since 2005 and has advised on some of the region's largest energy, marine, property, liability, construction and PI insurance claims as well as complex reinsurance disputes. Sam also advises on shareholder, JV and other commercial disputes. His work involves general advisory work, all forms arbitration, supervising local court litigation, DIFC court work, English High Court work and mediation.

Sam is also a DIFC Court registered practitioner with rights of audience before the DIFC Courts (Part II).

What he does best

  • Insurance and reinsurance claims, advisory, and disputes
  • Dispute Resolution (mediation, arbitration and court litigation)

What the market says about Sam

"Clients describe Sam Wakerley as "clear, concise and very tactical; he can see the bigger picture without omitting the details." His work often involves cross-border litigation, arbitration and mediation. He also has a strong focus on insurance and reinsurance matters" – Chambers Global UAE 2017

"insurance expert Samuel Wakerley is efficient and forward-thinking" – Legal 500 UAE 2017

Sam Wakerley is well recognised as a leading insurance practitioner in the jurisdiction, and he has gained prominence advising insurers and reinsurers regarding high-profile building fires. One client said: "If I have a big thing he'll always be very responsive. It's great to have someone like him who can get the job done very quickly." – Chambers Global UAE 2018

"HFW's disputes team is 'personable, clear and responsive, with an understanding of commercial risk and how to manage it' – Legal 500 UAE 2018

Sam Wakerley is well recognised as a leading insurance practitioner in the jurisdiction, and he has gained prominence advising insurers and reinsurers regarding high-profile building fires. One client said: "If I have a big thing he'll always be very responsive. It's great to have someone like him who can get the job done very quickly." – Chambers Global UAE 2018

"HFW's disputes team is 'personable, clear and responsive, with an understanding of commercial risk and how to manage it' – Legal 500 UAE 2018

We are working with clients across our international network to help them minimise the impact of COVID-19 on their business and to prepare for what's next. To find out more, visit our dedicated Covid-19 hub.

Dubai

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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Awards for Sam

Insurance Law Firm of the Year 2018
MENA Insurance Awards 2018
Insurance Law Firm of the Year 2018
Law Firm of the Year
2nd Middle East Insurance Industry Awards 2015
Law Firm of the Year

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