Dara Sahab is an associate in the International Dispute Resolution Practice based in Dubai.

    Dara advises on disputes in litigation and arbitration in commercial, civil and construction matters. She has advised clients in relation to US, UAE and KSA court proceedings, and international arbitration proceedings administered under different arbitration rules, including UNCITRAL, DIAC, ICC, and DIFC-LCIA.

    Before joining the firm, Dara worked in a litigation boutique firm in Washington DC and at a leading international law firm in Dubai.

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    • Acting for a Kuwaiti agent in ICC arbitration proceedings against an ex-principal.
    • Acting for a public company in a multimillion arbitration dispute with a developer.
    • Assisting in providing foreign law advice to a foreign government in UK court proceedings.
    • Acting for a foreign principal against an agent in UAE local court proceedings.
    • Defending an international company in KSA court proceedings in a multimillion claim.
    • Advising an international company in relation to criminal and civil liability of directors under KSA law.
    • Defending a hospital in a medical malpractice claim in UAE local court proceedings.
    • Assisting in the delisting application of an OFAC SDN entity.
    • Assisting in the representation of Saudi Arabian charities in a multidistrict US litigation involving the Anti-Terrorism Act and other intentional torts.


    • New York University School of Law, LL.M., 2016
    • Dar Alhekma University, LL.B., First Class Honors, 2014


    • New York, 2017
    • Saudi Arabia, 2017

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
    • Saudi Bar Association


    • Arabic

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