Nadia Paliwalla

Senior Associate

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Nadia Paliwalla



Nadia is a Senior Associate in the firm’s Dubai office. She trained and qualified at Beale & Co in London, joining the firm’s construction, engineering and infrastructure team and specialising in dispute resolution.

Nadia has experience advising both claimant and defendant clients, including sovereign governments, employers, contractors and other construction professionals, in relation to disputes concerning delay and disruption, variations and payment.

Nadia has extensive experience of major international arbitrations including proceedings brought in respect of major infrastructure projects. She has been involved in arbitrations under the institutional rules of the ICC, DIAC, DIFC and ADCCAC and has worked on multi-million US$ disputes in the Middle East, Africa and South East Asia.

In the last three years, Nadia has worked almost exclusively on international construction arbitrations relating to projects in the UAE, Oman, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Iraq. She has spent the last three years working in the UAE where she has developed a strong understanding of the common issues faced by employers and contractors in the Middle East region.

Nadia re-joined the firm in early 2018 after spending three years working in the London and Dubai offices of a large US law firm where she was an Associate in the Construction team.