Dispute Resolution



Complex litigation and business dispute

Drawing on our experience as bilingual expert witnesses and on our 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, and supported by a dedicated  technology and eDiscovery team. Five of our Partners have acted as expert witnesses and testified on multiple occasions in International Arbitration and Litigation matters throughout the Middle East.

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 take pride in our ability to provide client support in both English and Arabic languages. In addition, our professionals have experience in various forms of dispute resolution including mediation, expert determination, arbitration and litigation.

We have unparalleled experience of performing dispute services across a range of industries, including 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 you with a tailored and unique product.

Providing insight and clarity to counsel

How can corporations manage effectively when there is ever-increasing litigation and complex business disputes? To prevail in this environment requires the skill of experienced litigators, supported by the meaningful financial and economic analysis of consulting professionals. Our team of professionals can offer support and clarity to your counsel, as well as help assess risk and damages exposure, perform financial analyses, and develop damages theories.

Our team are recognized as a leading independent expert to local UAE courts

We have been appointed directly by the UAE Courts in a number of significant matters of a financial and commercial nature. As a result, we are now recognized as the preeminent professional services firm in assisting the UAE courts in such large and complex cases.

Our team provide external expertise on matters of quantum

Our experienced international arbitration professionals can advise clients on a number of discrete issues. We can provide 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

Expert Witness Services

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

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Neil Hargreaves

Neil Hargreaves

Partner | Forensic

Neil is based in Saudi Arabia and leads Deloitte’s Forensic practice in the Middle East, having previously been a Partner with Deloitte in the UK. He is a Forensic Accountant with over 30 years of exp... More

Rana Shashaa

Rana Shashaa

Partner | Forensic

Rana is a Partner in Deloitte's Forensic practice specialised in leading large and complex investigations throughout the Middle East, both for public and private sector bodies as well as Dispute Servi... More

Collin W. Keeney

Collin W. Keeney

Partner | Forensic

Collin has over 21 years of experience in Deloitte, including 11 years in the U.S. and 10 years in the Middle East. He leads the Business Conduct Investigations for Deloitte Forensic in the region, fo... More