Janine has worked on a wide range of complex commercial disputes for local and international clients. Janine’s experience includes dispute resolution through litigation in the English, DIFC and regional courts and international arbitration in LCIA, ICC, DIFC-LCIA, DIAC and ad hoc arbitrations, with a particular focus on disputes in the leisure and financial services sectors, shareholder disputes and employment-related claims.
Janine is recognised as a leading litigation lawyer and "future leader" for the UAE in Who's Who Legal Litigation 2018 and 2019. Janine was also named the DIFC Academy of Law's Young Lawyer of the Year in 2016.
Janine trained with the firm and qualified in 2015, having worked in both our Dubai and London offices.
Janine has provided training to clients on anti-bribery and corruption in the Middle East, the UAE Arbitration Law and the DIFC Employment Law.
Janine's experience includes advising:
- a leading global hotel chain in a DIFC-LCIA arbitration and associated DIFC Court proceedings against an Owner arising out of disputes regarding non-payment of fees and alleged mismanagement
- an international bank on a dispute with a joint venture partner in the Middle East
- the minority shareholders in a dispute with the majority Emirati shareholders regarding a large conglomerate, including arbitration and court proceedings in multiple jurisdictions
- successfully defending the Board of Control for Cricket in India in ad hoc arbitration proceedings brought by the Pakistan Cricket Board for damages for breach of contract
Janine holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She also has a Masters in International and Comparative Commercial Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies.