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Hogan Lovells (Middle East) LLP

Christopher Cross

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Hogan Lovells US LLP

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Infrastructure, Energy, Resources & Projects


With more than 18 years' experience in successfully completing major infrastructure projects around the globe, Chris brings a wealth of experience across a diverse range of sectors. These include energy, transport, infrastructure and construction. He has worked extensively throughout the Middle East as well as in Africa and Europe. Chris provides strong regional insight as a result of his in-depth local and international knowledge.


Masters in French Business Law, University Paris 1 Panthéon – Sorbonne, 2013; Summer Course on Private International Law, The Hague Academy; 2002 Master on International Law, University of Milan and Geneva; 2001 Law Degree, University of Catania, 2000


Privatisation and projects

Within: Privatisation and projects

The team at¬†Hogan Lovells (Middle East) LLP¬†has expertise in PPP projects, which has seen the team advising on¬†wastewater projects and energy plants, as well as various other infrastructure developments including schools and transport facilities.¬†Christopher Cross looks for ‚Äėthe best solution for the client' and has¬†'excellent knowledge of the projects in the region and the local market‚Äô; Cross heads the practice together with the highly regarded Sohail Barkatali. In one standout matter, the team advised on a complex wastewater project. The department has also acted for Consolidated Contractors Company in relation to multiple school developments.

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Saudi Arabia

Projects and energy

Within: Projects and energy

ZS&R Law Firm in association with Hogan Lovells advises a range public and private sector deal participants including lenders, concessionaires, project sponsors and sub-contractors on energy and public infrastructure projects. Turki Alsheikh has particular expertise in non-contentious construction matters and the development of transport infrastructure projects. Christopher Cross and Sohail Barkatali are key figures in the Dubai office.

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United Arab Emirates


Within: Construction

At Hogan Lovells (Middle East) LLP, Nabeel Ikram handles non-contentious work, as well as disputes concerning alleged non-payments, extensions of time and final account disputes. Christopher Cross handles non-contentious work, including advising King's College Hospital on creating hospitals in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

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Energy and infrastructure

Within: Energy and infrastructure

At Hogan Lovells (Middle East) LLP, Sohail Barkatali advised the lenders to the Al Fanar Consortium on a bid for a concentrated solar project. Christopher Cross handles work on public-private partnerships and procurement contracts, some of which are for government-related clients.

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