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Yacine Francis

Partner

Dubai

Yacine Francis

Partner

Dubai

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)

News & insights

Publications: 19 NOVEMBER 2019

Key regulatory topics: weekly update 8 - 14 November 2019

Allen & Overy publish weekly updates on key regulatory topics affecting the financial services sector.

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Key regulatory topics

Publications: 11 NOVEMBER 2019

Key regulatory topics: weekly update 1 - 7 November 2019

Allen & Overy publish weekly updates on key regulatory topics affecting the financial services sector.

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Publications: 11 NOVEMBER 2019

Strong customer authentication for e-commerce card payment transactions: an EU harmonised extension of 14 months to be compliant

Following its June opinion on the possibility for national competent authorities to work with payment service providers and relevant stakeholders and agree on limited additional time for compliance with the strong customer authentication requirements in respect of e-commerce card payment transactions, the European Banking Authority issued an additional opinion last month in which it set an harmonised deadline and transitioning process for SCA migration.

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Publications: 11 NOVEMBER 2019

“Phase 1.5” in Australia’s Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Reforms

On 17 October 2019, the Australian Government introduced a bill into Parliament to implement the next phase of reforms to the country’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (“AML/CTF”) laws. 

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Office

Dubai

Allen & Overy LLP
11th Floor, Burj Daman Building, Happiness Street, Dubai International Financial Centre
Dubai
PO Box 506678

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Qualifications

Professional

Solicitor Advocate, Higher Rights, 2005

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2003

Academic

BA, Durham University, 1998