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Dispute Resolution & Arbitration

We do understand that litigation and business disputes are stressful, time-consuming and may cause mental and emotional strain, whether you are running a private business or managing a company, an investor, an employee, or an individual seeking justice. Initially, we focus on resolving the dispute as quickly and painlessly as possible.However, if litigation becomes inevitable, our strategy is to prepare case thoroughly and litigate them in a determined fashion. We place a strong emphasis on pre-trial discovery and analysis to ensure cases are trial ready.

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We do understand that litigation and business disputes are stressful, time-consuming and may cause mental and emotional strain, whether you are running a private business or managing a company, an investor, an employee, or an individual seeking justice.

Initially, we focus on resolving the dispute as quickly and painlessly as possible.However, if litigation becomes inevitable, our strategy is to prepare case thoroughly and litigate them in a determined fashion. We place a strong emphasis on pre-trial discovery and analysis to ensure cases are trial ready.

Drawing on our expertise of over two decades handling cases before local courts, we are recognised as having an outstanding track-record of success stories in the UAE and will ensure that you have the most effective representation possible.  

We handle cases in English, Arabic And French at equal proficiency and have the Rights of Audience before Dubai International Financial Courts (DIFC Courts) and Abu Dhabi Global Market Courts (ADGM Courts).

Beyond our experience in local litigation, we are equally leaders in international arbitration. We have deep experience managing disputes confronting clients engaged in both domestic and cross-border business. We get involved at all stages of the arbitration process commencing from advising on the best/most suitable arbitrator(s) to decide the case throughout the enforcement of the arbitral award.

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Success Stories

Signing a Waiver of Liability is not a Release from Liability
Motei & Associates were instructed to represent a 12-years old child (Claimant) against a car racing organizer (Defendant) in Dubai in relation to personal injuries caused by Defendant’s negligence.
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Developer Ordered to Compensate for the Shortfall
Plaintiff, our client, has entered into a sale purchase agreement (SPA) with a semi-government developer in Dubai for the purchase of a residential apartment on 1859 sq ft. Plaintiff filed a case requesting compensation after delivery showed major discrepancies in size.
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Floating villa is a real estate property NOT a ‘ship’ - Dubai Courts Decision 
‍A landmark ruling by Dubai Courts deciding that floating villas are real estate properties and not ships in terms of the UAE Maritime Code.
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Testimonials

Jawad Salehi
Noortel International Limited
Dubai, UAE

I must say that Motei & Associates have been extremely patient and kind with me. I am a type that never has a time or is always busy makes the least work to gain the most and some how a difficult person to deal with. So having said that Motei and Associates bore with me and step by step with kindness and professionalism did all things necessary to take care of my company. All I can say is to thank them immensely for what they have done. I look forward to work with them as long as I am having a company in Dubai.

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Stéphane Jacques
Living Brands JLT
Dubai, UAE

I work with Motei & Associates since couple of years already as the Law Firm was recommended to me for their expertise and their prime focus on attempting to resolve any possible dispute first. We required lately their legal advices on some Corporate and Commercial issues. All have been addressed in a very personalized and dedicated manner. True Legal support is important and valuable to any business entrepreneur; having an easy, direct and trustful contact with your counselor is a further re-assuring benefit.

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Neil Haeney
Judicare Group
London, UK

Having worked closely with Ashraf El Motei and his team at Motei & Associates for the past two years I continue to be impressed with his knowledge of the law and his strategic thinking towards our client's cases which are under his care. A dependable and very valued Partner to the Judicare Group.

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