Sadaff Habib


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Sadaff Habib

University of Kent, LLB
BPP Law School, LPC
British University in Dubai, MSc in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution

New York State Bar, 2015


Sadaff is an associate in the Dubai office of Beale & Company.

Sadaff specialises in international arbitration and dispute resolution primarily construction related.

Sadaff’s practice is primarily based in the Middle East region. She has represented large regional developers, contractors and subcontractors on significant construction disputes. She is well versed with the UAE laws and customs having practiced with local and international firms in the UAE and having worked in house with a regional developer.

She also sits as arbitrator in real estate and construction disputes with the Dubai International Arbitration Centre. Sadaff has also been appointed as tribunal secretary, for sole arbitrators and tripartite tribunals in a number of arbitration cases under the Dubai International Arbitration Centre Rules. The nature of arbitration cases have ranged from real estate to construction cases.

Sadaff has gained experience drafting construction contracts modelled on FIDIC and bespoke construction contracts for developers, contractors and subcontractors. She also has experience in drafting real estate contracts.

Sadaff was awarded the Society of Construction Law Gulf prize for best MSc Graduate in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution. She is on the committee for the Young Members Group CIArb UAE and has spoken at their conferences.  She is currently an Assistant Editor at Kluwer Arbitration Blog.