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Fareya Azfar


  • Location: Dubai
  • Email: Fareya Azfar
  • Direct Telephone: +971 4 4549586
  • Direct Fax: +971 4 454 9587
  • Mobile: +971 52 9224529


Fareya is an Associate in the Dispute Resolution team in Dubai. She specialises in arbitration and alternative mechanisms of disputes resolution, with a particular focus on construction disputes (civil and industrial) in infrastructure, oil and gas and real estate sectors. In addition to her construction expertise, Fareya’s entrepreneurial and strategic approach to dispute resolution and her ability to provide innovative yet simple solutions has often led her to receive instructions to advise on resolution and devise settlement strategies in corporate management disputes and deadlock between shareholders in complex ownership structures.


During her six years in the UAE working with major local firms, Fareya has accumulated comprehensive knowledge of the UAE laws and application in specific circumstances. She has developed strong professional connections and has deep knowledge of specific UAE market sectors. During her years in the UAE she has represented major market players in large and complex international commercial arbitrations under the rules of ICC Court of Arbitration and has also chaired arbitrations under the Rules for Dubai International Arbitration Center.

Fareya holds an LLB from the University of London, having previously studied macroeconomics and philoposhy at Dalhousie University in Canada. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators since 2011. She was nominated business woman of the year by Arabian Business in 2012 and was listed in 12th place as part of Gulf Business’s 30 under 30: The GCC’s Top Young Achievers 2013.