Cherine Ghali

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1998 (England & Wales) (New York)
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Cherine Ghali is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and focuses on arbitration and alternative dispute resolution and accepts appointments to act as an Arbitrator.

She is also an award-winning lawyer with 20 years of legal experience working in the Gulf, France & the United Kingdom, in the sectors of Finance, Restructuring, Investment, Corporate, Commercial, Real Estate, Litigation and Arbitration. Her other areas of practice include Corporate, Finance, Restructuring and Investment advisory work.

Cherine is admitted to practice as a Solicitor in England and Wales and as an Attorney in the State of New York and has held senior positions in-house and in private practice. She also has Higher Rights of Audience (Civil Advocacy) in England and Wales. She has worked with leading UK & US Law firms in London & Paris including Weil Gotshal & Manges, Ashurst and Orrick. In the UAE she has worked with Barclays, Majid Al Futtaim Group & Dubai Group (a member of Dubai Holding). In the Gulf she has gained extensive international commercial experience having advised on some of the largest government & private development projects in the region and internationally.

As General Counsel of Dubai Group LLC she advised on the group’s US$10 billion restructuring and won awards for the best Legal Team with Corporate Counsel Middle East (in association with Legal Week) and In-House Community Congress (MENA-Asia Awards) and was shortlisted in both for best General Counsel.

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  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2019)
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales (1998)
  • Attorney at Law, New York (1998)
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Law Society of England & Wales
  • British Institute of International & Comparative Law

  • English (native)
  • Arabic (fluent)
  • French (basic)

  • 2017 – Winner In-House Community Congress Awards (MENA & Asia): Best Middle East Legal Team & Best Legal Team for Change Management.
    Short listed – Counsel of the Year & Conglomerate Best In-House Legal Team
  • 2015 – Included in General Counsel Power List Middle East published by the Legal 500.
  • 2014 – Winner Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards in association with Legal Week: Best Legal Department.
  • Short listed – Best General Counsel & Innovation Award (for Dubai Group’s US$10 billion restructuring).

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