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Emma Brown


Emma is an English qualified lawyer focusing on construction and commercial litigation. She has experience in both the UK and Middle East in commercial dispute resolution, including international arbitration and litigation.

Emma has represented clients in arbitration forums including the DIFC-LCIA, DIAC, UNCITRAL and ICC as well as representing clients before the DIFC Courts.

Emma has acted on high value, complex construction disputes within the hospitality, residential, oil and gas and civil sectors.

Professional QualificationsSolicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales


  • Acting for a leading UAE bank in a financial dispute concerning  property situated in the DIFC in DIFC Court proceedings.
  • Acting for a MEP contractor in an DIAC arbitration in relation to unlawful termination claim in connection with an ultra-luxury resort and residences in Dubai, UAE. 
  • Acting for a MEP contractor in relation to unlawful termination claim and recovery of outstanding payment entitlements arising on major medical facility project in Riyadh, KSA.
  • Acting for a Employer in an LCIA arbitration concerning the recovery of liquidated damages, a call on the performance bonds and the contractor’s claims for extension of time in connection with a luxury mall in Abu Dhabi, UAE. 
  • Acting for a main contractor in an ICC arbitration in relation to a claim for liquidated damages and recovery of back charges in connecting with an LPG facility in Oman. 
  • BPP University (London), Legal Practice Course, 2020
  • Southampton Solent University, Bachelor of Laws (LLB), 2015

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Society of Construction Law (Gulf)