Sirena Chalhoub



Sirena has specialised in advising on construction matters in the Middle East since she was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in September 2017.

Sirena has represented clients in arbitration proceedings and in the UAE Courts, using her Arabic speaking skills to assist international clients.

Sirena is based in Mantle Law’s UAE office.

Recent projects

Acting for an international contracting company in a claim valuing AED 600 million commenced against the developer on a major Dubai project in the Dubai Courts. This involved numerous expert meetings conducted in Arabic, which she attended with the local advocates.

Defending a large multi-national contracting company against a bond call on an ongoing project, including liaising with local advocates to obtain emergency attachment orders.

Successfully defending a client in an ICC arbitration against a claim related to a significant public building and involving complex delay and electrical issues.

Successfully representing a sub-contractor of a major tower project in Dubai in an ICC arbitration claim. The dispute revolved around complex pay-when-paid issues under UAE law.