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Rania Tadros

Managing Partner Dubai T +971 4 307 6000
raniatadros@incegd.com

Department Energy & infrastructure, Maritime Qualified 2000 Education (University) King's College, London Languages English, Arabic (spoken)

Rania Tadros

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Rania is Managing Partner of the firm’s Dubai office. She joined the firm as a trainee and qualified in London in 2000, before relocating to Dubai in 2013. She became Managing Partner the following year. Rania has over 20 years’ experience in shipping/offshore energy disputes as well commercial support to companies in the shipping and offshore sectors.

Rania is interested in all contentious and commercial matters with a particular focus on anything with a Middle East flavour. She likes to understand her client’s business so that she can offer first class legal support as and when it is needed. Of particular interest is the energy and offshore industry and she is closely involved with a number of the world’s largest providers of offshore support services She also specialises in issues arising in construction contracts and has advised on numerous related disputes.

Rania’s experience extends to regularly advising clients on matters arising from utilisation of vessels and offshore structures, limiting and excluding liability, contractual disputes and providing general legal support to companies operating in the maritime field.

She has also recently been involved in numerous significant debt collection cases leading to bankruptcy applications being made before UAE Courts under the UAE Bankruptcy Law.

Legal Directory Quotes

Chambers and Partners 

  • "Fantastic" and "one of the best maritime lawyers in Dubai." 

Legal 500 

  • She is approachable but firm and clear in her reasoning which is essential in dispute matters.’

What you may not know about Rania

I enjoy understanding my client’s business so that I can provide bespoke, helpful support – whether it is to dispute resolution or analysing their commercial relationships and contracts.

Accolades:

  • Chambers and Partners
  • Legal 500

 

 

Matter highlights

Energy – contentious

  • Representing owners of OSV vessels in their disputes with a shipyard arising out of the termination of numerous construction contracts, to include oversight of the arbitration proceedings in Dubai and mediation.

Energy - non contentious:

  • Advised Dubai Supply Authority (DUSUP) in relation to a 10 year time charter party and drafting LNG storage and regasification agreement with Excelerate Energy Middle East LLC (Excelerate), with a contract value of approximately US$450m. Assisted in the negotiations and drafting of this detailed and technically complex charterparty with the Owners and their legal advisors.  

Shipping - contentious:

  • Advising on charter party and bill of lading disputes arising in the Middle East.
  • Numerous - obtaining arrest orders and releasing vessels from arrest in the UAE.
  • Involved in numerous debt collection matters leading to making bankruptcy application before the UAE Courts and obtaining the first Bankruptcy Order from the UAE Court under the Bankruptcy Act. 
  • Acting for Shipowners seeking to enforce an English Court Judgment against a company based in the UAE through the DIFC Courts as a conduit jurisdiction. This led to a landmark decision by the UAE Judicial Tribunal with respect to the jurisdiction of the DIFC vs Dubai Courts.

Shipping - non-contentious:

  • Review of charterparties for Ship owners and charterers on various BIMCO and bespoke forms.
  • Drafting standard terms and conditions for the supply of LNG bunkers.
  • Advising on suitable law and jurisdiction and conducting an analysis of applicable law and seats for major players in the Middle East.
  • Advising on status of Qatari sanctions and particular circumstances arising.

My recent publications

News / Failure to produce bills of lading in support of demurrage claim bars entire claim

07-04-2020 / Maritime

Tricon Energy Ltd v. MTM Trading LLC (MTM Hong Kong) [2020] EWHC 700 (Comm) The Commercial Court has held that where a charterparty requires demurrage to be calculated by reference to bill of lading quantities, and incorporates a demurrage time bar which requires provision of all supporting documents, a claim for demurrage will be time-barred if the shipowner fails to provide copies of the bills of lading within the required time.

Failure to produce bills of lading in support of demurrage claim bars entire claim

News / Court discharges freezing order in unsubstantiated misdelivery claim

24-02-2020 / Maritime

Fimbank PLC v. Discover Investment Corp (Nika, renamed Nord) [2020] EWHC 254 (Comm) The Court has discharged a freezing order that was originally granted on an ex parte basis. The Court found that the claim, on its substance, had no seriously arguable merit and that the factual circumstances relevant to the possible merits of the intended substantive claim had not been fully and fairly presented to the Court that had granted the freezing order. Factual circumstances are material to any serious consideration of the merits of a claim and a party seeking injunctive relief without notice to the other party has a duty of full and frank disclosure which, if not complied with, may result in the discharge of the injunction at the return date.

Court discharges freezing order in unsubstantiated misdelivery claim

News / Notice of claim: provide all supporting documents or risk time bar

09-12-2019 / Maritime

MUR Shipping B.V. v Louis Dreyfus Company Suisse S.A. (Tiger Shanghai) [2019] EWHC 3240 (Comm) The Court has recently upheld a majority tribunal finding that a charterparty claim was time-barred due to the Charterers’ failure to provide “all available supporting documents” required under the relevant clause.

Notice of claim: provide all supporting documents or risk time bar

News / Ince’s Head of Dubai, Rania Tadros, appointed to the Board of Trustees of Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre

01-10-2019 / Maritime

Ince is pleased to announce that Rania Tadros, Head of Ince’s Dubai office, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee for the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC).

Ince’s Head of Dubai, Rania Tadros, appointed to the Board of Trustees of Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre

News / Rania Tadros, invited by Thompson Reuters to Transforming Women's Leadership in Law networking Breakfast

24-09-2019 / Energy & Infrastructure, Maritime

Rania Tadros Managing Partner of Ince (Dubai) recently attended the “Transforming Women’s Leadership in Law Networking Breakfast” session, hosted by Thomson Reuters. Following the session Rania sat down with Maha Abboud and discussed work life balance and how she manages this in order to have a successful career. She also discussed the challenges she has faced in her career and what advice she would give her younger self.

Rania Tadros, invited by Thompson Reuters to Transforming Women's Leadership in Law networking Breakfast

News / Ince lawyers featured in this months issue of Marasi News

29-07-2019 / Commodities & Trade

In this month’s issue of Marasi News, Rania Tadros, Managing Partner and Natalie Jensen, Managing Associate, from our Ince Dubai office have written an article on war risks and the implications of trading in listed areas following the Joint War Committee’s decision to add the Persian Gulf and parts of the Arabian Gulf, including the Gulf of Oman, Oman and the UAE, to its Listed Areas for Hull War, Piracy, Terrorism and related perils. This is a topic that has become very significant and has far reaching consequences to the maritime industry, in particular Shipowners, Charterers and Traders in the region.

Ince lawyers featured in this months issue of Marasi News