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ALB Middle East Awards 2022 - Nomination

Litigator of the Year 2022

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Proactive Approach

Legal advice and resolution is not just about being reactive to a situation. We firmly believe in a proactive approach to look after our clients interests and where we are able, we  work to prevent  matters escalating in order to best serve our clients efficiently, effectively and economically.


Excellence in Standards

We take very seriously our approach in always working in partnership with our clients, keeping them fully informed and engaged each step of the way and delivering on our word with the sole aim of getting the best result and providing excellence in standards.

Understanding Arbitration

A Guide to GCC Arbitration Law

As a firm which specialises in international commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation we realise how important arbitration is to those involved in dispute resolution across the GCC. 

Browse or download our virtual booklet “A Guide to GCC Arbitration Law”

We are delighted to welcome Sarah to Chambers as an Associate Member.

Sarah Malik joins 36 Stone

Sarah Malik is an experienced and highly-regarded lawyer whose 22-year career to date has been both stellar and truly international. Prior to founding SOL International Ltd, a firm operating out of Abu Dhabi, in 2018, she practised as a Barrister at Hardwicke, worked as employed Counsel at a leading UK law firm and headed the Advocacy and Investigations Team of an International Law firm in Dubai. These international credentials, ground in a background of international arbitration, make this candidacy a perfect fit with 36 Stone, which would clearly benefit from an even closer connection with this part of the world.

Sarah is a member of the SIAC Users Council in the Middle East and is appointed on the Lagos Panel of Arbitration Neutrals. She is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and accepts appointments to sit as an Arbitrator.

“I am delighted to be associated with 36 Stone whose arbitration work complements the international work SOL undertakes. Their bases in London and Singapore are both jurisdictions we are heavily affiliated with. I also have the pleasure of knowing members of 36 Stone and the Director of Clerking of 36 Stone since the early days of my career in London and have no doubt this will prove to be be an exciting collaboration.” Sarah Malik, Incoming Associate Member

Sarah has authored various articles on litigation, arbitration and employment and is regularly invited as a speaker at conferences in the UAE, the GCC and internationally. In 2018, she authored the UAE chapter on Arbitration in the International Comparative Legal Guide. In 2019, SOL published a guide on GCC Arbitration in conjunction with Lexis Nexis. Sarah is a co-author of a Comparative Guide to UAE and DIFC Employment Law which will be published in the next quarter of this year.

Sarah is also appointed as visiting lecturer in international commercial litigation and arbitration on the LLM at Middlesex University, Dubai and has regular collaborations teaching with Government bodies in the UAE including the DIFC Academy, ADGM , Emirates Federal Youth Authority and Abu Dhabi Judicial Academy.

“We are delighted that Sarah Malik has joined 36 Stone as an Associate Member. We have long had a strong connection with the region in which Sarah operates and we continue to grow our traditional strengths in international arbitration, in which Sarah has a truly remarkable profile. I am certain that this association between 36 Stone and Sarah will open new opportunities and we very much look forward to working closely with Sarah.”
Charles Debattista, Head of 36 Stone

Sarah is known as a straight-talking, no nonsense lawyer who fights her client’s corner hard and her approach and commitment has resulted in a loyal client following. Sarah is recommended as an excellent advocate by those who work with her.

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