Meike Ziegler is an associate at Holman Fenwick Willan Middle East LLP. She qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and joined the Dubai office in 2014. Prior to joining HFW, Meike worked for a leading P&I club in London, where she gained first-hand experience in dry shipping litigation. At HFW she specialises in shipping litigation, advising owners, charterers, operators, P&I clubs and underwriters on all types of marine disputes with particular emphasis on disputes arising out of charterparties and bills of lading. Meike also regularly advises commodity traders in relation to disputes arising out of sale and purchase agreements and in general issues arising out of the transportation of commodities.

In addition, Meike is experienced in enforcement and recognition proceedings in the UAE and worked on the leading case in which the DIFC Court issued its landmark judgment confirming it can be used as a conduit jurisdiction for the enforcement and recognition of foreign arbitration awards.

Meike speaks English, German and French and spent some time living in Paris.