• University of Auckland, B.A. (2012)
  • University of Auckland, L.L.B. (2012) Hons
  • University College London, LL.M. (2015)


  • New Zealand

Zainab Al Sadooni

Associate (New Zealand Qualified)

Zainab Al Sadooni is an associate in the International Dispute Resolution Group based in the London office of Crowell & Moring. She is a New Zealand qualified lawyer with experience working on international construction and engineering arbitration. Zainab’s knowledge and experience further extends to corporate, employment, and data privacy law in Qatar.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Zainab was working in the Doha and London offices of an international law firm. 


Admitted to practice: New Zealand

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Member of the New Zealand Law Society

Representative Matters

  • Assisting with the representation of a client in an ICC arbitration with respect to a multimillion dollar complex construction and engineering dispute.
  • Provided legal support on commercial and employment matters, including reviewing and drafting various agreements, during an eight-month client secondment.
  • Involved in employment fact-finding investigations that included interviewing employees and drafting reports containing findings and recommendations.
  • Assisting with the representation of a Portuguese company against multiple disputes in the Qatar courts.
  • Provided onsite legal support to a Qatari company on commercial matters.
  • Assisting in providing legal advice on Qatar labour law, data privacy compliance, and corporate law to various entities.
  • Assisting in providing legal advice on the establishment of an international and local engineering consultancy office in Qatar.


  • "COVID-19: Innovation in Arbitration During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Practical Tips and Potential Shortcomings," Lexology (May 2020). Authors: Peter Crossley and Zainab Al Sadooni.
  • "Achieving Sustainable Development: How New Zealand can learn from the European Union, the United Kingdom and the Rest of the World," New Zealand Journal of Environmental Law (2014). Author: Zainab Al Sadooni.