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Clare Raven

Clare Raven



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Clare is a highly regarded general commercial litigator with experience in resolving all types of commercial and contractual disputes. She has successfully represented clients in cases spanning multiple jurisdictions and leads large teams of arbitration specialists in complex and often high value disputes.

Clare has experience of UNCITRAL, ICC, DIAC, DIFC-LCIA and LCIA arbitrations. Clare has represented clients in proceedings before the English High Court, Court of Appeal and House of Lords as well as representing clients in DIFC Court proceedings where she has full rights of audience.

Clare has acted on claims across a number of industries including banking and financial services (including regulatory matters), aviation, pharmaceuticals, professional services, construction, property and civil engineering. She counts banks, major airlines, blue chip companies, property developers and international accountancy firms amongst her clients. Clients view Clare as a great strategist and a safe pair of hands.

Clare was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2002 and prior to joining Hadef & Partners was an associate with Stephenson Harwood, London. Outside of the office Clare is a qualified skipper and enjoys sailing whenever she can.

  • “Clare was responsible to get my labour law dispute through the whole UAE legal system from the Ministry of Labour through The Court of First Instance, the Court of Appeal and the Court of Cassation. Her professional background enabled Clare to bridge the wide gap between the respective legal systems, she was able to find clarity, when interpretations were different, and she embraced the local culture without jeopardizing her client’s legitimate interests. The case spanned more than six years and her willingness and ability to judge, compromise and – if necessary – fight was never tainted or distracted. The final successful outcome bears her clear mark. Her optimism, enthusiasm, professionalism, intelligence and stamina were a never ending source of energy. Recommending her for litigation work is a matter of course. Clare was brilliant.”

    Prof Dr Artur Stefan Kirsten