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Charlotte Bijlani

Partner, Watson Farley & Williams, Dubai

Charlotte Bijlani is Head of the Dubai office and the Middle East Dispute Resolution practice at Watson Farley & Williams.

Charlotte specialises in complex international arbitration and commercial litigation across all of our sector areas including energy, infrastructure, maritime and aviation. She has full rights of audience before both the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) courts and the higher courts of England and Wales.

As part of her practice, Charlotte also regularly assists clients in relation to mediation, expert determinations and managing dispute risk and avoidance. She also has extensive expertise in data protection laws and regulations.

Charlotte regularly sits as an arbitrator (sole, co-arbitrator and Chair) in ad hoc, ICC, LCIA and DIFC-LCIA arbitrations.

She is recognised as a leading dispute resolution and international arbitration lawyer in the UAE by legal directories Legal 500 EMEA and Chambers Global. In 2022, Legal 500 said that she is “a star of the commercial disputes scene in Dubai and the UAE.’ and Chambers Global described her as an “outstanding lawyer.”.