Our team possesses well proven expertise in handling complex arbitration matters, technical as well as specialised aspects and are constantly aiming at optimum results operating on international time frame. The team also specialises and undertakes comprehensive legal research and preparation for matters of alternative dispute resolution. We have affiliations and ongoing working relationships with law firms around the globe.
Al Fatah Law Firm has a strong commercial litigation practice with all professional members of the firm qualified to appear before all courts in Benin. Our litigation practice amongst others covers areas such as aviation, maritime, copyright, employment, land & real estate, environmental law claims, claims arising from tort, contract claim settlements receiverships and debt recoveries. We cover international and domestic arbitration, expert determination, adjudication procedures and mediation. We provide clients with nationally recognised litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution skills.
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a cost-effective and relatively less formal alternative to civil litigation. Our lawyers are highly skilled and experienced in this area of law. Mr. Abdul Rahman Al Sharif has more than 20 years experience in handling cases involving ADR issues and proceedings. He is an accepted Arbitrator with Abu Dhabi Arbitration Centre and GCC Arbitration Centre. In ADR, the disputing parties themselves control the process by selecting their own judge. Generally, ADR is practised in two forms: Arbitration & Conciliation.
Arbitration is the most common form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). It results in a binding decision by an Arbitrator or panel of Arbitrators which can be judicially enforced. Arbitration awards are subject to appeal or review only under certain specific circumstances.
Arbitration is less formal than court proceedings, thus can be more time-efficient and cost-effective. These attributes have made Arbitration a widely preferred method of resolving disputes, especially in international transactions.