The Finance Monthly Legal Awards 2021

www.finance-monthly.com 77 WISSAM F. DAGHER Partner at DLA Piper (verein) UAE ABOUT WISSAM F. DAGHER Wissam is a dispute resolution lawyer with extensive experience representing clients across a broad range of sectors in high valuemulti-jurisdictional disputes. He advises international, regional and local companies on a wide variety of disputes, with a particular emphasis on commercial, banking and finance and shareholders’ disputes, including before the on-shore courts, arbitral tribunals and off-shore courts. Wissam regularly works with his clients to provide strategic advice in order to avoid potential litigation and has succeeded in securing multiple settlement agreements. In addition, he has advised major conglomerates on financial fraud and investigations in the GCC and the wider Middle East, including Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq, Armenia and Jordan. EXPERIENCE • Representing a prominent regional conglomerate in a US$300 million construction arbitration regarding construction of a major shopping mall • Advising on a US$260 million dollar multi-jurisdictional litigation in relation to oil rigs in the UAE • Representing a U.S. Fortune 50 company in a US$225 million satellite technology arbitration • Advising a major global bank on its disputes, including a US$220 million dispute in the GCC • Representing an international office services company in a US$135 million financial investigation of a regional real estate company • Advising a major food and beverage company on a US$125 million shareholders’ dispute in the on-shore and off-shore courts in the GCC • Advising a prominent Indian telecommunications company in a US$85 million telecommunications dispute • Advising an NYSE-listed international company in a US$72 million shareholders’ dispute in the GCC • Representing a Dubai Government-owned company in a US$60 million dollar construction/real estate arbitration • Representing an international litigation funder in the enforcement of arbitral awards in the UK, France and the UAE for c. US$55 million against a major UAE real estate developer Education • Georgetown University Law Center, 2005 • American University of Beirut, 2004 • Université La Sagesse, Faculté de Droit, 2000 • Université Libanaise, Faculté de Droit, 1999 Memberships • Beirut Bar Association, 1999 • Association for the Development of Information Technology (ADIL) FIRM PROFI LE DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients. We achieve this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help our clients succeed. We deliver consistent services across our platform of practices and sectors in all matters we undertake. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies. They include more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 or their subsidiaries. We also advise governments and public sector bodies. FINANCE MONTHLY LEGAL AWARDS 2021 DISPUTE RESOLUTION LAWYER OF THE YEAR LEGAL 2 0 2 1 AWARDS 2 0 2 1 CONTACT DETAILS www.dlapiper.com

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