Sarah Malik is a well - regarded lawyer whose 22-year career to date has spanned internationally. Sarah founded SOL International Ltd in the UAE in August 2018 which went on to be awarded Emerging Law Firm of the Year 2019 and Recognised Leaders in Dispute Resolution in 2019. Prior to founding SOL International Ltd, she practiced as a Barrister at a leading set of Chambers in London, worked as employed Counsel at a prominent UK law firm and headed the Advocacy and Investigations team of an International law firm in Dubai.
She is a member of the SIAC Users Council in the Middle East and is appointed on the Lagos Panel of Arbitration Neutrals. Sarah is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and accepts appointments to sit as an arbitrator.
Sarah undertakes International Commercial Arbitrations as Counsel (DIAC, ADCCAC, DIFC-LCIA, ICC) and practices commercial litigation at the DIFC and ADGM Courts. She is regularly instructed to present training seminars on behalf of and in conjunction with SIAC, DIFC, ADGM, DIAC, AIAC, RICS, ADJD and EYPS.
As well as practicing law, Sarah has authored various articles on litigation and arbitration. At the end of 2019 she authored A Guide to GCC Arbitration, published by Lexis Nexis and in 2018, she authored the UAE Chapter on Arbitration in the International Comparative Legal Guide.
Sarah is often invited to speak at Dispute Resolution conferences in the UAE, GCC and internationally. In addition, she is a Visiting Lecturer on the LLM course at Middlesex University, Dubai, where she teaches International Commercial Litigation and Arbitration.
Sarah was interviewed in 2019 by CIArb Global on International Women’s Day (https://www.ciarb.org/membership/women-in-adr-2020/women-in-adr-2019/sarah-malik-fciarb/ ).