Charles Russell Speechlys has further grown its Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice with the arrival of partner John Lewis, who joins the firm’s Dubai office. Lewis is an experienced commercial litigation and arbitration practitioner within the UAE market. Since 2006, he has developed a specialist practice within the regulatory, audit, advisory and consulting sectors, which focuses primarily on professional indemnity, defence-related instructions and commercial litigation and arbitration matters. His work encompasses a wide variety of disputes before civil law, common law and international arbitration tribunals within the Middle East, and he has been instructed on some of the most high-profile disputes within the region. His local and international clients lean on his ability to seamlessly navigate them through the practical realities and nuances of the region, as well as on his commercial-led approach gained from his on-the-ground experience. Lewis also regularly sits as an arbitrator in arbitration proceedings.