ROBERT LYON INTERNATIONAL established a branch in Dubai in 1977 and is an associate company of ROBERT LYON & CO. which was founded in London in 1844 to serve and advise Lloyd's of Cornhill. Robert Lyon & Co are Lloyd's Agents in London.

The U.A.E and in particular Dubai has become one of the major trading centres for imports, exports and re-exports in the Middle East. It continues to expand its industrial base and with its strategic positioning in the Gulf, plays an increasing active link for transportation of goods. Dubai now ranks amongst the largest sea and air centres in the world.

We are the local correspondent for the American Institute of Marine Underwriters (AIMU) and WE COX Claims Group.

As surveyors we fully appreciate that we play a key role in the relationship between cargo/property owners, underwriters, brokers and alike, particularly at testing times, and that our conduct and professionalism is all important in the proper handling of claims. To this end we are a fully independent company which is essential in the interest of impartiality and the fair execution of claims assessment.

Independence is also imperative should matters not be resolved and arbitration or litigation follow. As an independant company we offer impartial and objective reporting on quality, quantity and condition of goods for the execution of letters of credit, bills of lading, contractual agreements etc. or where disputes exist between parties.

Our expertise which includes qualified engineers extends across the full spectrum of cargo and property. We serve throughout the U.A.E and within the Middle East and if required have access to a network of trusted and approved consultants in the region and also worldwide.

Our recovery department has become well respected and acts for clients locally and throughout the world. With our in-depth knowledge of local procedures we are extremely successful in obtaining maximum recoveries and where possible avoiding legal procedures. We always act on a 'no cure-no pay' basis being prepared to accept large and small recoveries and also take on hitherto unsuccessful actions.

Whilst having a traditional background we are well aware of the modern demands of principals today. We pride ourselves in prompt and accurate reporting and strive to minimise losses on a fair and reasonable basis, taking swift loss prevention action where necessary.

We provide a cost effective service and are up to the task from minor claims to major casualities. Where applicable we ensure that recovery aspects are covered at an early stage and maintain third party involvement as matters progress.