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Alain Farhad

Dubai, United Arab Emirates Global Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Dispute Resolution
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Dispute Resolution - United Arab Emirates

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Alain Farhad heads the UAE disputes group at Mayer Brown. Sources describe him as “a brilliant lawyer” and a “very sophisticated international arbitration practitioner who is a good choice for any client.” His practice has a strong focus on international arbitration and he is well accustomed to representing clients hailing from the construction, energy and real estate sectors.
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Alain Farhad is a partner in Mayer Brown's Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice and head of the dispute resolution practice in the United Arab Emirates. He acts as legal counsel or as an arbitrator in international arbitration proceedings arising out of commercial contracts, construction projects or investment protection treaties. He has experience in resolving disputes relating to many different business sectors, with a focus on the oil and gas, infrastructure, trading and real estate industries. He has also represented a number of governments, as well as state-owned entities in commercial or investment treaty disputes.


Alain has been based in Dubai since January 2011. Prior to relocating to the Middle East, he practised international arbitration in Paris. He is a French qualified Avocat à la Cour and a member of the New York Bar. He holds law degrees from Paris Sorbonne University and Cornell Law School.

Professional Memberships

Member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC);

Member of the UAE Arbitration Commission Steering Committee;

Member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR.

Alain Farhad

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