Leonora Riesenburg

Leonora Riesenburg is the Group General Counsel of a public listed investment conglomerate in Dubai, an international arbitrator and a certified commercial mediator, registered with arbitration centers worldwide. Practicing in / from the UAE since 2007, Ms. Riesenburg has an enviable track record in the field of disputes and dispute resolution in the MENA region and further afield, with core competencies covering a number of key industry sectors.

Dual qualified from the UK as a barrister and a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrator (CIArb), and the presiding Chair of the UAE Branch for the CIArb, Ms. Riesenburg is invested in the advancement of private dispute resolution in all of its forms both at home and abroad, not least through strategic collaborations and education and training initiatives.

Recognised as a female figurehead in the UAE and a leading force in the world of private dispute resolution, Ms. Riesenburg’s professional contributions are marked by many prestigious awards. In 2017, Ms. Riesenburg was recognized by Acquisition International Dispute Resolution Awards as Arbitrator of the Year in the UAE, and in 2018 as Mediator of the Year in the UAE.

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