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Arielle Tatur (née Goodley)


Arielle is an associate in our MENA Dispute Resolution practice in Dubai.





Arielle has represented clients, in complex cross-border litigation and international arbitrations, across myriad industries including: oil and gas, mining, financial services, fiduciary services, insurance, healthcare, telecoms, shipping and manufacturing. She has experience with several arbitration rules including: ICC, ICSID, LCIA, UNCITRAL, SCC, and AAA.

In addition, she has advised international corporations in internal investigations involving allegations of bribery and corruption and on anti-corruption compliance and due diligence.

Before joining Freshfields, Arielle was a disputes resolution associate in the London and British Virgin Islands (BVI) offices of two U.S. law firms. She is admitted as a Solicitor-Advocate with Higher Rights of Audience in England and Wales and in the BVI.

Recent deals/Highlights

Arielle’s experience includes advising:

Commercial & Investment Arbitration

  • A consortium of oil and gas companies in connection with disputes regarding their interests in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.
  • A Lithuanian oil and gas company in an LCIA insurance coverage arbitration.
  • A Brazilian mining company in an ICC arbitration arising out of alleged economic duress.
  • A US vaccines manufacturer in an ICC arbitration arising out of breach of distribution and marketing contract.
  • A Brazilian minority shareholder in an UNCITRAL arbitration arising out of a statutory claim for unfair prejudice.

Cross-Border Litigation

  • A Ukrainian real estate company in BVI High Court (Commercial Division) litigation to enforce an LCIA award.
  • The English majority shareholders on potential unfair prejudice claims following the company’s fundraising.
  • A US pharmaceutical company in English High Court (Commercial Division) litigation arising out of breach of a manufacturing agreement.

White Collar / Anti-Corruption

  • A UAE investment company in an internal investigation involving allegations of bribery and corruption relating to oil and gas operations in Southeast Asia.
  • A French oil and gas company in an internal investigation involving allegations of bribery and corruption in Africa.


  • Author, International Judgment Enforcement & Offshore Asset Recovery Client Newsletter, "A judgment by any other name: Enforcing a DIFC Court Judgment as an arbitral award?" (March 2015)
  • Author, Gore-Browne on Companies (main work) - Chapter 4: Companies Not Formed Under the Companies Legislation
  • Co-Author, Offshore Asset Recovery and Litigation, Developing a Global Agenda: Expert Insight from the Inaugural STEP Global Congress, pp212-229 (November 2014)
  • Co-Author, Getting the Deal Through - Civil Asset Recovery 2014 (October 2014)
  • Co-Author, The International Comparative Legal Guide to International Arbitration (July 2014)
  • Author, Law 360, "Why London Courts are So Popular with Foreign Parties" (February 2014)


Qualifications and education

  • Higher Rights of Audience (HRA), BPP, London, England
  • Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B) (with Commendation and Distinction), University of Law, London, England
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Hons), Wellesley College (with coursework at MIT and Harvard), Boston, Massachusetts
  • Junior Year Abroad (First Class), Oxford University, Oxford, England 


English (native) and French (working knowledge)

  • Dubai

  • Al Fattan Currency Tower 2
  • 20th floor, Dubai International
  • Financial Centre
  • PO BOX 506 569
  • Dubai, UAE
  • T +971 4 5099 100
  • F +971 4 5099 111

    Direct line
    T +971 4 5099 142

  • arielle.tatur@freshfields.com
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