Rabih Tabbara is an international disputes lawyer who focuses his practice on all forms of dispute resolution with a particular focus on complex cross-border disputes. Mr. Tabbara also has significant experience throughout the Middle East advising major developers, consultants and contractors in the negotiation and drafting of construction contracts including contracts based on the FIDIC forms. Mr Tabbara also has extensive experience advising clients in their disputes in the oil and gas sector, especially in relation to feedstock supply agreements, crude oil pricing and refinery operations.
Mr. Tabbara regularly represents clients in arbitration proceedings at the International Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Center (ICC), the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), and the Lebanese Arbitration Center of the Chamber of commerce and industry of Beirut. Mr. Tabbara also counsels companies on court litigation in the UAE, and throughout the GCC.
In addition to his dispute resolution work, Mr. Tabbara advises major engineering and project management firms on doing business in the UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Tabbara practiced with a U.S. firm in Dubai. Mr. Tabbara is proficient in Arabic, English and French.