Partner at Watson Farley & Williams | United Arab Emirates
Charlotte Bijlani is a Partner in Watson Farley & Williams’ Dispute Resolution Group.
Charlotte is an experienced dispute resolution lawyer with full rights of audience before both the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) courts and the higher courts of England and Wales.
Charlotte’s practice extends to litigation, international arbitration, expert determination and mediation, as well as advisory work on litigation risk and avoidance.
She regularly acts for employers, contractors and funders in construction and engineering disputes across the Middle East, as well as major corporates, developers, investors, financial institutions and high net worth individuals in all types of contentious matters both regionally and in the UK.
Charlotte is recognised as a leading dispute resolution and international arbitration lawyer in the UAE by legal directories Legal 500 EMEA and Chambers Global. The former has previously described her as a “superb litigator”, an “outstanding operator”, “strategically-minded” and says that she provides “an unrivalled combination of dedication and shrewdness”. Chambers Global has described her as “impressive, very professional, very approachable and very proactive”, and as a “very, very pleasant lawyer who knows her stuff”.