Norton Rose Fulbright awarded DIAC Best Law Firm 2018

Press release - Recognition November 2018

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has been named Best Law Firm 2018 by the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC).

The award was given at an event during Dubai Arbitration Week, held at the DIFC Conference Centre on November 14, 2018. Dubai Arbitration Week is attended by leading global arbitral bodies, organisations and practices and includes conferences and networking opportunities.  

The firm was recognised for its depth of experience in DIAC arbitration. The award comes on the back of recent growth to Norton Rose Fulbright’s Dubai based dispute resolution practice, which now has two arbitration specialists in Dubai, Paul Stothard and Deirdre Walker, and another regional specialist, Patrick Bourke, in London.  The award underlines the depth of knowledge Norton Rose Fulbright brings to arbitration in the Middle East.

Deirdre Walker, head of the Middle East, Norton Rose Fulbright commented: 

“We are delighted that our leading Middle East arbitration practice and our involvement in over 120 DIAC arbitration cases in the last eight years has been recognised by this prestigious award.  The team also conducts complex and high value arbitrations in all regional and international centres”.

The Norton Rose Fulbright arbitration team handles some of the most high-value and strategically important arbitrations and is known for working closely with clients to determine and achieve commercial objectives in a timely and cost-effective manner. The team comprises well known international arbitration lawyers with extensive experience having appeared as counsel and arbitrator in some of the region’s most prestigious cases.

For further information please contact:

Kate Farrell, Public Relations Executive
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7444 3724; Mob: +44 (0) 7515 324 290 

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Norton Rose Fulbright 

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm providing the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. The firm has more than 4,000 lawyers and other legal staff based in Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East. 

Recognized for its industry focus, Norton Rose Fulbright is strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. Through its global risk advisory group, the firm leverages its industry experience with its knowledge of legal, regulatory, compliance and governance issues to provide clients with practical solutions to the legal and regulatory risks facing their businesses.

Norton Rose Fulbright operates in accordance with its global business principles of quality, unity and integrity, aiming to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of its offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss verein, helps coordinate the activities of Norton Rose Fulbright members but does not itself provide legal services to clients. Norton Rose Fulbright has offices in more than 50 cities worldwide, including London, Houston, New York, Toronto, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Sydney and Johannesburg. For more information, see