Sheila L. Shadmand

Sheila Shadmand represents major multinational companies in a diverse range of complex commercial disputes and regulatory compliance issues around the world. She represents both Middle Eastern clients in complex disputes abroad and major international companies in disputes before courts and arbitral bodies in the UAE and throughout the Middle East. Sheila has served as counsel or arbitrator in ICC, LCIA, and DIAC arbitrations and has full rights of audience in the DIFC Courts. She also was lead counsel in the successful Al Fattan Properties case in the DIFC Courts, which has been widely hailed as providing important pro-arbitration foundational precedent under the DIFC Arbitration Law.

In addition, Sheila advises and defends international companies on FCPA, anti-money laundering, anti-boycott, and sanctions laws, as well as other regulatory issues unique to international business. She has led investigations in countries throughout the Middle East, including Algeria, Egypt, India, Iraq, Jordan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Libya, Oman, Sudan, Qatar, Tunisia, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. Over her 17 years of practice, Sheila has represented a number of the Firm's Fortune 500 clients in complex commercial litigation, arbitration, and investigative matters. [1]