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Maroun Matar Maroun Matar Managing Partner maroun.matar@daralhuqooq.com

Maroun Matar is the founder of Dar Al Huqooq. He is licensed to appear and represent clients before all Dubai and UAE courts, Dubai International Financial Centre courts and Lebanese courts. Mr. Matar has been practicing law in the UAE for more than 30 years with extensive experience in all aspects of civil, commercial, criminal, insurance, real estate and arbitration law as well as in finance, oil and gas, cross-borders M &As and JVs in the MENA region.

Dar Al-Huqooq led by Advocate Maroun Matar has represented governments, multinational companies and high-net-worth individuals in many complex contentious and non-contentious cases:

In 1994, represented the Emirate of Fujairah before The International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (IOPC Funds) in one of the major oil spill disputes in the region where monetary claims amounted to more than USD 200 million. 

In 2000, represented Maritime Industrial Services Co Ltd (MIS) in arbitration proceedings before the LCIA to claim USD 100 Million against a multi-national oil and gas company concerning rig services, which lead to the signing of a settlement agreement that was very satisfactory to the client.

In 2005, represented MIS in commencement of arbitration proceedings before DIFC/LCIA against a multi-national company that owns jack up rigs concerning rigs construction, to claim the amount of USD 117 million. The dispute was resolved amicably to the satisfaction of the client.

In 2009, instituted arbitration proceedings against two Qatari governmental petroleum companies before the Courts of Qatar concerning the execution of a lump sum EPIC turnkey contract to claim USD 90 million that resulted in a settlement agreement in favour of the client.

      In 2013, represented a regional media company against a governmental channel in litigation case involving USD 10 Million of monetary claims.

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