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  • Anna Fomina

    Anna Fomina
    Managing Associate / Practice Development Lawyer, Dubai

    Maritime, Commodities & trade, Energy & infrastructure, Insurance, Commercial Disputes

    T. +971 4 307 6000

Anna joined Ince & Co in London in 2006. She handles commercial disputes arising under a variety of commercial contracts including contracts for carriage of goods, charterparties, shipbuilding contracts, ship management contracts, sale and purchase contracts and insurance policies.

Her expertise as a litigator extends beyond maritime disputes. Since moving to Dubai in 2010, Anna has guided clients based in the UAE and abroad in various disputes in the Middle East before the UAE courts including the DIFC Courts. She advises on all aspects of debt recovery, security and enforcement including attachments and ship arrests.

She also represents clients in cases before English courts and handles international arbitrations in London and the UAE conducted both ad hoc and under the rules of LMAA, LCIA, DIFC-LCIA, DIAC and ADCCAC. 

On the non-contentious side, Anna assists clients in drafting their standard terms and conditions for sale and purchase contracts, charterparties (including charterparties for the offshore industry), policy wordings and other commercial agreements. She also advises clients on regulatory and compliance issues including sanctions. 

Anna regularly contributes to firm’s legal updates as well as to external publications and delivers tailored training to client’s legal and commercial teams. Anna is also a founding member of the AWEE (Association of Women in Energy in the Emirates).

Recent case examples

>  Representing claimants in an arbitration under DIAC rules in relation to AED 148 million claim relating to a construction project in Dubai.

>  Representing  UAE based marine insurers of a hull and machinery policy in the Commercial Court proceedings in London in a total loss case relating to vessel’s capture by pirates and her subsequent sinking in a claim worth US$4.5m. 

>  Acting for local cedant in multi-party English Commercial Court litigation concerning a US$60 million inward insurance claim under an open cargo policy from its local assured and outward facultative and treaty reinsurance recoveries relating to damage to insured property, and negligence claims against producing and placing brokers.

>  Acting for P&I insurers in defence work in respect of claims against their insured by a UAE Port Authority and various cargo owners following the capsize of containers in the port.

>  Acting for claimants in a jurisdiction dispute which has become one of the leading cases on jurisdiction of the DIFC Courts.

Reported cases

>  Corinth Pipeworks SA v Barclays Bank Plc (CA 002/2011, DIFC Courts)

>  Fiona Trust litigation

>  Novoship litigation 

>  Lexington Insurance Co & Ors v Multinacional de Seguros SA [2008] EWHC 1170 (Comm)

>  Kamidian v Holt & Ors [2008] EWHC 1483 (Comm)

Maritime, Commodities & trade, Energy & infrastructure, Insurance, Commercial Disputes


Education (University):
University of St Petersburg, Oxford University (MJur)

English, Russian