Sadaff is a Senior Associate in the Dubai office of Beale & Co specialising in construction related international arbitration and dispute resolution.
She is a New York qualified attorney and has significant experience in the Middle East having spent the last 10 years practising at both local and international firms in the UAE. Sadaff has represented large regional developers, contractors and subcontractors on significant construction and infrastructure disputes in arbitration under institutional rules including the DIAC, DIFC-LCIA, ADCCAC and the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration.
Prior to joining the firm, Sadaff worked in-house for a Saudi contractor managing their arbitration and litigation portfolio and advising on infrastructure projects such as the Ras Al Khaimah Ring Road project. Her non-contentious experience includes drafting construction contracts modelled on FIDIC and bespoke construction contracts for developers, contractors and subcontractors.
Sadaff sits as arbitrator in real estate and construction disputes and has been appointed by institutions such as the Dubai International Arbitration Centre. She regularly speaks at arbitration and construction events in Dubai and in Kenya.
Sadaff is also an Assistant Editor for the Africa region with Kluwer Arbitration Blog and regularly contributes to the blog. She is on the committee for the Young Members Group CIArb UAE and is on the CIArb Branch Committee Middle East. Sadaff was also recently appointed the Young ICCA buddy as part of the Young ICCA mentoring scheme.