Commercial, outcome-focused
services for your toughest scenarios.

Mantle Law has a singular focus on arbitration and disputes within our sector. We channel all of our know-how into building an unmatched service in these areas.

That means practitioners with real focus and drive to help you tackle your biggest commercial challenges. 

Our core services.

Disputes

We are primarily disputes lawyers. The management of disputes, whether that be local court litigation, alternative dispute resolution or most often arbitration, is what we do and what we are good at. We work with clients to avoid disputes but once a dispute has arisen we are fighters and we will fight your corner to maximise your chances of success.

We usually win. How do we do it? We have better and more innovative solutions with disruptive technology, we collaborate with our clients and ensure we get the best out of the client’s own team, we have focus and we do not stop until our goal is achieved. You will work with talented lawyers who also know your industry and speak your language; we are not simply at the end of a phone, we are on the ground with you.

Our disputes lawyers have trained and have a pedigree from the largest law firms in the region and world but all have in common a focus to provide services in a better and more efficient way. This pedigree, coupled with a focus on your commercial needs (in particular a need for better value and pricing of legal services) means that Mantle Law is unique and truly a firm for now and the future. We also enjoy what we do and ensure that our focus is on you as the client and your needs.

We are proud to be litigators but want to change, disrupt and innovate in this new age.

Global arbitration

We advise on national and cross border, multi-jurisdictional, complex and usually high-value international disputes with a primary focus on the construction, energy and infrastructure sectors. Our people have worked on some of the largest and most complex disputes in the world with a particular focus on the Middle East. We have run arbitrations pursuant to LCIA, DIAC,ICC, SIAC, SCAI and various ad-hoc rules in jurisdictions stretching from the Far East, through to several Middle East jurisdictions, Africa and Europe. 

All lawyers at Mantle Law are international arbitration specialists. There is no learning on your dispute, we are experts in running (and winning) large scale arbitrations all over the world whether that be domestic or international commercial arbitration or investor-State arbitration. Above all, we are committed to the industries we work in and understand the practical and technical aspects of what our clients do. 

Project counsel

A primary sector for Mantle Law is Construction and Infrastructure and as such our work is not only focused on disputes but on disputes avoidance.

Our lawyers work with clients throughout the project life cycle to manage their contracts, project relationships in order to avoid or minimise disputes. We physically sit alongside our clients through the process and add our experience and value to their commercial and in-house legal teams.

We are not lawyers who consider ourselves as separate from your teams but as part of your teams.

Recent projects

Our lawyers have acted on some of the most significant disputes regionally and globally; a few examples:

Representing a joint venture of international contractors on a large infrastructure transport project in Doha with regard to a complex spectrum of disputes involving claims for nonpayment and extensions of time.

Representing a MEP sub-contracting arm of a major UAE based contractor against a large Asian contractor in an ICC arbitration, in relation to a major government project in Qatar.

Acting for a UK based contractor against a major UAE developer in relation to large scale infrastructure works in a DIAC arbitration.

Representing a joint venture of contractors with regard to disputes connected to a large Hospital build in Abu Dhabi.

Representing a joint venture of contractors against a major UAE developer in relation to disputes arising out of a series of iconic projects in the Downtown area of Dubai.

Representing an Italian contractor in an arbitration under the European Development Fund Rules in Tanzania in relation to its claims regarding a road project in Tanzania.

Representing a large European Engineering Contractor on disputes on port and airport engineering projects in UAE, Oman, KSA and Pakistan.

How we work.

What is the most important thing about Mantle Law’s litigation and arbitration lawyers?

The attitude and ability to put our clients and their needs front and centre.

Yes, you need an enviable track record of success and considerable experience in the region and beyond. You need the working practices and collaborative approach which ensures that the client and their legal advisers act as one. Plus, you need the ability to utilise the latest technology and project management thinking to stay in control of your clients’ cases from beginning to end. Our people have this and more, but throughout, the client’s outcome is our focus.