Nayiri has a vast and in-depth knowledge of the civil and commercial laws of the United Arab Emirates where she has been practicing over the years. She has also worked on cross-jurisdictional disputes in the Arab world, representing parties and advising them in proceedings governed by the laws of various Arab countries. Nayiri also acts as arbitrator in various institutions such as CRCICA, DIAC, DIFC-LCIA and ICC. She has been appointed over the years in real estate, construction and general commercial disputes.

LOCATION: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

LICENSED TO PRACTICE IN: Syrian Bar (admitted in 1997) New York State Bar (admitted in 2012) Qualified in France (2016) Licensed as legal consultant in Dubai

CURRENT FIRM: Al Owais Advocates and Legal Consultants

PRIOR FIRM(S): Eversheds Sutherland

LAW SCHOOL: Georgetown University

ADVANCED DEGREES: Georgetown University Law Center, Master of Laws (2011)- Institute of Comparative Law, McGill Law, Master of Laws (2000)- Faculty of Law, Damascus University, Bachelor of Laws (1997)

HONORS AND AWARDS: Georgetown University Law Center-Dean’s List, Institute of International Commercial Law, Pace University School of Law, N.Y. Certificate of Merit in Essay Contest (ranked 3rd), Faculty of Law, Damascus University, Graduated among top 1%


Litigation and Dispute Resolution