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Nada Oteifi
Office 27-01, Level 27
ICD Brookfield DIFC
P.O. Box 506778, Dubai, UAE
+971 4 454 3904

Nada Oteifi focuses her practice on representing individual and institutional clients in cross-border arbitral award and judgment enforcement matters with a nexus to the Middle East. In particular, she has experience implementing strategies against sovereign entities including governments, state-owned enterprises and other state actors following commercial arbitration and investment treaty disputes.

Ms. Oteifi has extensive experience in international commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration under the rules of various institutions, notably ICSID, ICC, DIAC, CRCICA. Ms Oteifi handled disputes under several substantive laws, including Egyptian law, UAE law, Bahraini law, Qatari law, Libyan law, and Swiss law. Her expertise extends over a spectrum of industries, particularly oil & gas, construction, hotel management, telecommunications, corporate, and joint ventures.

Before joining Kobre & Kim, Ms. Oteifi practiced in Mahmood Hussain Legal Consultants (Dubai) and Youssef & Partners Attorneys (Cairo). 


  • Registered Legal Consultant, Dubai
  • Solicitor, England & Wales
  • Egypt
  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Courts


  • Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, LLM
  • Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, LLB
  • Cairo University, LLB


  • Arabic
  • French

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Society of Construction Law (Gulf), Member
  • Rising Arbitrators Initiative, Member
  • Young ICCA, Member
  • ICC Young Arbitrators Forum, Member
  • Association of Young Arbitrators Africa (AYA), Member

Publications & Presentations

  • Panelist, "Disputes Trends Across the Middle East" (Dubai Arbitration Week, Dubai, November 2021)

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