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About Justin

Justin is a Partner in HFW’s leading insurance practice in the Middle East. His practice area covers general commercial disputes, with specialism in insurance and reinsurance claims and policy coverage advices. He has advised a number of Middle Eastern and global insurers and facultative and treaty reinsurers, and acted for a wide range of international companies and policyholders from a variety of industries.

He also leads our Middle East cyber and data privacy team across our offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kuwait and Riyadh.

He is well versed in commercial and (re)insurance litigation in the Courts of the Middle East and in England & Wales.

Justin is also a CEDR accredited Mediator and has conducted numerous mediations and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

What the market says about Justin

Justin is ranked in Band 3 in Insurance by Chambers Global UAE 2024

Justin is recognised as a Key Lawyer in Insurance by Legal 500 EMEA 2023

“Justin Whelan is a top-class lawyer.” Chambers Global UAE 2024

“Justin Whelan is a very competent and committed lawyer. We are very satisfied with the quality of his work.” Chambers Global UAE 2024

“Justin is an approachable guy who is practical and gives us the right advice.” Chambers Global UAE 2024

“He has solid technical knowledge and is tenacious.” Chambers Global UAE 2024

“Justin gives excellent insights and advice on complex technical matters.” Chambers Global UAE 2023