Counsel at Watson Farley & Williams | United Arab Emirates
Soraya is counsel in the Dispute Resolution Group
Soraya is an experienced arbitration practitioner. Prior to joining Watson Farley & Williams, she practiced in the Dispute Resolution teams of DWF (Middle East) LLP and Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla. She has wide-ranging experience in all types of international commercial arbitrations, having acted as advising counsel under major institutional arbitration rules (including ICC, SCC, LCIA, DIFC-LCIA and DIAC) and ad hoc in arbitrations seated in Europe and the Middle East in relation to a wide variety of industry sectors, including banking and finance, real estate/construction as well as oil & gas.
Soraya also regularly sits as arbitrator (sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and chair) in arbitrations mainly related to real estate, sale and purchase disputes and commercial disputes.
Soraya has authored a number of publications in the field of arbitration and more specifically in relation to Middle Eastern arbitration related topics.
Soraya is fluent in French, English and Arabic.