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Amira Ioana Shaat, Associate

Amira Ioana is a vision-driven Solicitor Advocate, with a strong commercial dispute resolution practice, particularly in arbitrations, mediations and settlements, with extensive UAE law litigation experience.



Amira is an associate in the Litigation and Despite Resolution Team. She has over 8 years’ experience in commercial dispute resolution, international arbitration and UAE onshore and offshore litigation.  

Amira advises and represents local and international entities in complex disputes before local and international arbitration centers (DIAC, ICC, LCIA), and local UAE onshore and offshore courts.

Solicitor Advocate in England & Wales.


  • Conducted successful negotiations, through settlement arrangements and mediation proceedings, settling multi-million and billion US Dollar disputes in various sectors, including trade and commodities, insurance, hotel management, construction and sports media.
  • Advised and represented a multinational conglomerate and market leader in railway technology, in a multi-billion US-dollar LCIA arbitration, arising out of a Consortium Agreement for the completion of a unique electric-powered, wire-free tramway, unifying a world-class education campus for a Sovereign Fund in a GCC country.
  • Conducted white-collar criminal defence investigations, US Central Bank regulatory enforcement and internal inquests/auditing related to financial institutions in the UAE involved in economic sanctions, money laundering and bank fraud.
  • Acted for a Sovereign State in multiple international arbitrations in the oil and gas sector.
  • Acted for a global conglomerate in the financial services and construction sectors, representing the entity before all three tiers of the local UAE Courts, and before the DIFC Courts.
  • Led successful settlement discussions, representing all domestic Airlines, promoting efficient dispute resolution mechanisms with claimants and international counsels, relating to aviation insurance claims – i.e. cargo and passenger (including perished cargo, incidents onboard the aircraft, and loss of life).
  • Advised on drafting commercial contracts including escrow agreements, supply and management contracts, concession and general airport service agreements, between the world’s busiest airport and third-party contractors.

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