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Mark  Hoyle

Mark Hoyle

S J Berwin

Dubai, ARE

Dr Mark Hoyle is a partner in the international arbitration group, part of the litigation and dispute resolution department in Dubai.

A specialist in Arab and Islamic laws, Dr Hoyle has more than 25 years’ experience of expert advisory work in the laws of Egypt and other Arab and Islamic jurisdictions, including the UAE, Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan, and blends his expertise into his commercial dispute resolution practice. He sits as an arbitrator and a mediator, and as a Crown Court and Civil Recorder. He is the editor and co-founder of the Arab Law Quarterly and a visiting professor at the University of Leeds.

A respected advocate and adviser on all forms of dispute resolution, Dr. Hoyle’s prominent cases include:
  • The Kuwait Oil tanker litigation, on which he served as global counsel leading a team that assisted in the recovery of more than £85 million
  • Leading for two defendants in the Abu Dhabi Investment Company case in 2006 concerning a $400 million joint venture shipping line
  • The Consolidated Contractors litigation over income from the Masala Oil Field in Yemen
  • Acting for the Iraqi Ministry of Trade in a complex and novel case in the Commercial Court concerning the carriage of grain for public distribution
  • Construction arbitration cases in Dubai, including the largest arbitration dispute in the region, and major property and trade arbitrations
  • Acting as lead advocate in banking cases in the DIFC Court and Court of Appeal in Dubai, and in the QFC Court in Doha

Mark is a member of the Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR)

 A 5th. Edition of his book Freezing & Search Orders (Informa/Lloyds of London Press) is underway.


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