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Yacine Francis



Yacine Francis



Yacine Francis is a partner in our disputes team based in Dubai. He specialises in international arbitrations, including those relating to joint venture and shareholder disputes, as well as cross-border litigation proceedings and corporate fraud and regulatory investigations. His renowned ‘sophisticated arbitration practice’ extends across the Middle East, India, Africa and Europe. Yacine has acted under all of the major institutional international arbitration rules and regularly appears as an advocate in arbitrations and court litigation.

Yacine has experience of complex international disputes across a wide range of sectors. These include the automotive, aviation, construction, oil & gas, renewable energy, power generation and banking industries.

“The ‘brilliant’ Yacine Francis is highly visible in the market and stands out for his sophisticated arbitration practice.” Who’s Who Legal 2018 (UAE Arbitration – Future Leaders)

“Sources describe Yacine Francis’ work as ‘outstanding’. He specialises in international arbitration and cross-border litigation.” Chambers Global UAE 2017 (Dispute Resolution)

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How EasyMile is tackling the under-30mph market and the impact of the pandemic on the autonomous vehicle industry

Publications: 30 OCTOBER 2020

Propel - Allen & Overy's self-driving car podcast

New York partner Paul Keller hosts a podcast series that focuses on the world of autonomous vehicles. Join Paul as he speaks with knowledgeable figures in the industry about self-driving cars and the…

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Publications: 15 OCTOBER 2020

AIMA regulatory deep dive programme: Middle East

Allen & Overy experts took part in a panel discussion on recent trends and developments in the Middle East asset management environment, with a particular focus on the UAE.

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Publications: 22 SEPTEMBER 2020

LCIA introduces new arbitration rules to improve efficiency and effectiveness

The London Court of International Arbitration (the LCIA) has published its new arbitration rules (the 2020 Rules) which will apply to arbitrations commenced from 1 October 2020. This is precisely six…

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Publications: 04 JUNE 2020

Recent amendments to the ADGM’s founding law

Enforcement route between the ADGM and onshore Abu Dhabi Courts is confirmed, but the ADGM Courts cannot be used as a ‘conduit jurisdiction'.

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Solicitor Advocate, Higher Rights, 2005

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2003


BA, Durham University, 1998