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Kamila Sielski

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Ms. Sielski is a paralegal in the Dubai’s office and a member of the firm’s international arbitration practice group.

Professional Background

Ms. Sielski has worked in the industry for over six years. Prior to joining K&L Gates in October 2017, Ms. Sielski worked for a global law firm in Dubai. Her experience originates from London with a primary focus within litigation and international arbitration. Ms. Sielski has a broad range of experience of contentious matters including construction disputes, fraud investigations and anti-corruption related matters. Her litigation and international arbitration experience includes matters before the English High Court, the DIFC Courts and multiple arbitral institutions. Ms. Sielski also has experience in employment disputes brought before the DIFC Courts and the UAE Courts.

She also has experience in reviewing and drafting legal documentation including consultancy agreements, construction agreements and novation agreements.

  • Acted for a major regional MEP subcontractor in a DIAC arbitration with a claim value of AED 100 million in relation to a dispute arising out of construction works at one of Dubai’s major shopping malls.
  • Acted on a pro bono basis for an individual in a claim against an insurance brokerage firm before the DIFC SCT for negligent investment advice which resulted in a significant loss in pension funds.
  • Worked on a white collar crime investigation into allegations of potential bribery, corruption and breach of sanctions in relation to a group of companies located in the UAE and overseas.
  • Acted for a leading contractor in a DIFC-LCIA arbitration with a claim value in the region of AED 300 million in relation to a dispute arising out of major construction works at a high profile educational establishment in the UAE.
  • Worked on a white collar crime investigation, acting for a large US trading entity with a complicated company structure (including a Polish subsidiary) under investigation by the US Department of Justice for an alleged breach of US/Iran sanctions.
  • Assisted in advising an aerospace/defence contractor company on a wide range of employment and labour law issues arising in the UAE, Qatar, KSA, Iraq, Afghanistan, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait and Jordan including advice on obligations under federal employment laws.
  • Acted for a leading supplier of pre-cast concrete rings in an ICC arbitration with a claim value of USD 30 million in relation to a dispute arising out of a major transportation construction project in Riyadh.

Please note representative work includes matters handled at previous law firm.