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Sirena Chalhoub

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Sirena Chalhoub

Sirena Chalhoub

Associate

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Sirena has represented and advised a mix of developers, contractors, sub-contractors and consultants on contentious matters arising from construction projects in the UAE and Qatar. She has experience with proceedings in the local Dubai Courts as well as international arbitrations, including the ICC, DIAC and ADCCAC, seated and located in Dubai, Qatar, Geneva and London.

Whilst Sirena's first language is English, she also fluently speaks Arabic and is conversational in French.  

Sirena is a member of the Society of Construction Law in the Gulf.

Experience
  • Representing an international contracting company in a AED 600 million dispute relating to an international airport project in the Gulf.
  • Representing an international contracting company in a claim valuing AED 700 million commenced against the developer on a major Dubai project in the Dubai Courts.
  • Defending a large multi-national contracting company against a bond call on an ongoing project, including liaising with local advocates to obtain emergency attachment orders.
  • Representing a subcontractor against the main contractor in a claim related to a major project in the UAE with complex design and engineering issues, including assisting with document management, liaising with experts and drafting witness statements.
  • Representing a sub-contractor in an arbitration claim with a value of EUR 11 million against the main contractor.
  • Representing a sub-contractor of a major tower project in Dubai in order to both claim against the main contractor with a value of AED 110 million, and defend various claims by other sub-contractors.
  • Representing an international technology company on a dispute arising from the construction of a data centre in the UAE.

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Expertise

Sirena is an Associate in the Real Estate, Projects & Construction team based in Clyde & Co's Dubai office. She advises and represents clients in the construction industry, with a focus on construction disputes

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