Dispute Resolution


Dispute Advisory Services 

We simplify complexity, helping our clients seamlessly navigate through all stages of commercial disputes.

Gain access to our bilingual expert witnesses, capabilities in financial analysis, damage quantification and discovery. Our dedicated team can provide the insight and understanding needed to strengthen cases at all stages of a commercial dispute.

Our practitioners include Forensic Accountants, Real Estate specialists and Valuation experts that are supported by a dedicated Technology and eDiscovery team. Our experts are based in the region and are familiar with the local laws and business practices of the Middle East. We draw from our understanding of the local market and international know-how to provide high quality work and service clients across the globe.

We have unparalleled experience in various forms of dispute resolution including mediation, expert determination, arbitration and litigation across a range of industries, such as construction and real estate, oil and gas, health insurance and financial services. This depth of experience will allow us to understand the key issues and provide clients with a tailored and unique product.

The key for corporations to manage and prevail in an environment with ever-increasing litigations and complex business disputes requires the skill of our experienced litigators, supported by the meaningful financial and economic analysis of consulting professionals. Our qualified experts offer support and clarity to your council through employing a risk-based approach, assessing damages exposure, performing financial analysis and developing damages theories. 

We have extensive experience in providing Expert Witness Services in Litigation. Our team works directly with clients and law firms to provide independent and objective services to assess the quantum of a specific claim and, if necessary, give evidence in cases of liability involving alleged accounting or audit negligence.

Our professionals have experience in serving as experts and/or arbitrators in a variety of dispute resolution forums including regional courts such as Dubai International Arbitration Centre, UAE Courts, Saudi Arabian Courts, Qatari Courts, Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution and international courts such as the International Court of Arbitrations and the London Court of International Arbitration. As a result, we are now recognised as the pre-eminent professional services firm in assisting the UAE courts in such large and complex cases.

Our experienced International Arbitration professionals can advise clients on a number of discrete issues andprovide external expert advice on matters of quantum to address issues such as:

  • How the alleged loss can be estimated;
  • Whether all potential losses have been identified;
  • Whether any mitigating factors need to be considered;
  • What evidence exists to support the claim;
  • How the relevant data can be collected and analysed; and
  • How the financial evidence is best presented in an independent expert report.

Deloitte has a breadth of experience determining the fair value of business for shareholders’ interests in the context of shareholder dispute with engagements featuring multiple advisory service lines, including Disputes, Business Valuation and Real Estate services. Our Valuation experts have deep industry knowledge bringing real and practical insights to assist the courts and other stakeholders in making a decision.

Our Accounting and Assurance experts can provide independent  or consulting assistance relating to the application of  accounting and financial reporting standards in addition to analysis on whether the financial reporting process agrees with the best practices.

Our experienced team of specialists is involved in a wide range of construction disputes. Our integrated approach of Forensic Accounting, Construction, Real Estate and Business Valuation supports clients through all phases of the dispute resolution. We resolve your disputes with  clear and focused attention whether it is a failure to achieve milestone completion dates, substantial modification/addition to the agreed scope of work, differing interpretations of ambiguously worded contract provisions, deviations in performance obligations or violation of payment terms. 

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Rana Shashaa

Rana Shashaa

Partner | Middle East Forensic Leader

Rana Shashaa leads the Deloitte Forensic practice in the Middle East, the largest investigation and disputes practice in the region. She has over 18 years of experience across a range of forensic disc... More

Chris Clements

Chris Clements

Partner | Forensic

Chris is a Partner in Deloitte’s Forensic practice, leading the Arbitration team and collaborating in the development of construction solutions. He has a breadth of experience in international arbitra... More

Mahmoud Abougabal

Mahmoud Abougabal

Partner | Forensic

Mahmoud is a Partner in Deloitte’s Forensic team, focusing on Construction Advisory. He is a delay analyst with over 16 years of experience in the construction industry. Regularly appointed as a delay... More