Trowers & Hamlins Welcomes Nikita Patel to its Partnership

International law firm, Trowers & Hamlins, has appointed Nikita Patel (pictured) as a Partner in its International Dispute Resolution and Litigation team, based in Dubai. 

With over a decade of experience in the Middle East market, Patel brings extensive expertise in commercial and contractual disputes. She is qualified in English law and has handled complex disputes spanning various jurisdictions, including the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, India, Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana. Patel’s sector focus includes Real Estate, Hospitality, and Automotive, and she has been recognized in Who’s Who Legal Hospitality. 

In addition to her litigation experience, Patel has a strong background in high-value local and international arbitrations, including those administered by prominent institutions like the DIAC, LCIA, and the ICC. She also provides counsel on matters before the UAE Courts, including the DIFC Courts, ADGM Courts, and the onshore UAE Courts. 

Patel joins Trowers & Hamlins from Clyde & Co’s Dubai office, where she served as a Legal Director since 2014. Her addition to the firm’s Dubai team further strengthens its capabilities in handling complex disputes in the region. 

Commenting on her appointment, Nikita Patel said:  

“I am delighted to be joining Trowers. Trowers has a highly skilled and hugely well-respected Dispute Resolution team across the region and its litigators really are second to none.  The disputes and litigation market in the Middle East is incredibly busy for litigators, with work both domestically and cross-border. I can not think of a better firm to be working with than Trowers as we look to make the most of this exciting and fast-moving marketplace.” 

International Dispute Resolution and Litigation Head, Matthew Showler added: 

“I am very pleased that Nikita has joined our team. She will be an excellent addition to our busy and talented Dubai office and in particular our Dispute Resolution department. Nikita has an excellent reputation in the marketplace and she will, I am certain, develop that further with us. She is a first rate lawyer with an excellent client base and I very much look forward to having her as a colleague.”