Niyom Legal Consultancy FZ-LLC
United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mauritius, Qatar, Bahrain - Experienced in both Civil Law and Common Law jurisdictions
United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Mauritius
Engineering and Construction, Real Estate, Energy, Technology, Media and Telecommunications, Healthcare
Fluent in English and French. Learning Arabic.
Bar Professional Training Course
University of Law, London (2010 –2011)
Postgraduate Diploma in Law
London Metropolitan University (2008 –2010)
Bachelor of Law with Honours (LLB)
University of Mauritius (2003 –2007)
Speaker on a panel discussion on "Which Seat to Choose? Impact of Developments in the Middle East" at the International Law Summits (ILS) - 5th Annual Conference on Energy Arbitration & Dispute Resolution in Middle East & Africa held in London and virtually on 10 February 2022.
Co-Trainer on the Training Session for booties of the First International Investment Arbitration Competition 2021, held in September 2021, organized by MediateGuru.
Webinar on “The Anatomy of an Arbitration”, organized by MediateGuru, on 25 July 2021.
Chief Editor for the Quarterly Newsletter of the CIArb UAE Branch.
Editorial on “Activating Diversity with Inclusion”, published in the CIArb UAE Branch Quarterly NewsletterJuly 2021 Edition.
Speaker on Mute Off Thursdays, on the topic of “Opportunities for Women in the evolving arbitration scene of Saudi Arabia”, 25 February 2021.
Speaker on a panel discussion on “International Arbitration: Role of Arbitral Institutions”, attended by over 2,000 participants, organized by the International Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution, on 12 December 2020.
Presented a webinar on “The Dispute Prevention -ResolutionContinuum” attended by over 400 participants, organized by MediateGuru, on 20 November 2020.
Presented a webinar on “Arbitration: A form of Alternative Dispute Resolution”, attended by over 250 participants, organized by MediateGuru, on 07 October 2020.
Speaker on a panel discussion on “Construction Claims and Responses: Effective Writing and Presentation” on 26 August 2020, attended by over 350 participants, organized by CPD Limited.
Presented a webinar on “Arbitration in the Context of the construction industry”, on 01 August 2020, attended by over 250 participants, organized by CPD Limited.
Speaker at Dubai Arbitration Week 2019, on a panel discussion on the “The current state and future of Enforcement in International Arbitration”, organized by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (“CIArb”)UAE Branch.
Participates as arbitrator in the Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Bahrain every year.
Participant at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Conferences in UAE and Paris.
Annual participant at the International Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Conferences in UAE.
Elected Member of the CIArb UAE Branch Committee & Public Relations Officer
Member of the Bar Council of England and Wales
Member of the Bar Council of Mauritius
Member of the Law Society of England and Wales
Registered as a Dubai International Financial Centre Court Part II Practitioner
Registered with the Ras Al Khaimah Court, United Arab Emirates
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Member of the International Chamber of Commerce –Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC-YAF)
Registered on the Panel of Arbitrators of the Saudi Centre for Commercial Arbitration (SCCA) and the Mediation and Arbitration Centre – Mauritius (MARC)
Member of the Global Advisory Board of MediateGuru
I am a barrister and solicitor, admitted to practice law in Mauritius, and England & Wales, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators(CIArb) and an elected Committee Member of the CIArb UAE branch, its Public Relations Officer and Chief Editor of the Branch’s quarterly newsletter.
I have over 10 years of substantive experience in alternative dispute resolution, and international and domestic arbitration both ad hoc and under major institutional rules such as the rules of the ICC, DIAC, DIFC-LCIA, ADCCAC, HKIAC, SIAC, QICCA and LMAA Terms. I have acted as Counsel for businesses in the construction, technology, media and telecommunication(TMT), energy, insurance and healthcare sectors in the Middle East, the UK and Africa. I have also advised and represented clients in mediation proceedings.
I now sit as Arbitrator for both ad-hoc and institutional arbitrations and assists as Tribunal Secretary in complex cases. I am also available for appointments as adjudicator and dispute board member.
I regularly speak on topics related to arbitration, mediation, alternative dispute resolution, construction, and dispute prevention and avoidance.