Construction in United Arab Emirates

Chambers of Ewan McQuater QC and Adrian Beltrami QC

3 Verulam Buildings’ Jane Davies Evans is instructed as leading counsel in a dispute concerning an element of a Middle Eastern airport construction project.

Chambers of Mark Cannon QC

4 New Square’s Roger Stewart QC handles disputes over the construction of large infrastructure projects.

4 Pump Court (Chambers of Nick Vineall QC and Sean Brannigan QC)

4 Pump Court handles a range of engineering and construction disputes. Sean Brannigan QC and Claire Packman represent a construction company in a dispute with a government entity over the redevelopment of an airport in the GCC. Luke Wygas is appointed as an arbitrator in a dispute concerning the quality of rock extracted in the UAE in the wake of renovations to the quarry.

Atkin Chambers

A ‘go-to set for counsel or arbitrators in energy and construction disputes’, Atkin Chambers is instructed in heavyweight disputes in the region, some of which cover the most visible developments and infrastructure projects in the world. Riaz Hussain QC has been instructed in disputes concerning Saudi Arabia, as well as accepting arbitral appointments. Rupert Choat is also noted for sitting as an arbitrator alongside his practice as counsel, which includes litigation in London following Middle Eastern arbitrations.

Chambers of Marcus Taverner QC

For many ‘the leading chambers for construction work, and particularly so for cases with a Middle East element’, Keating Chambers has members involved in some of the world’s largest construction disputes, including disputes concerning chemicals, energy infrastructure, and transport projects. Richard Harding QC is instructed in a number of cases concerning major rail and aviation projects.

Chambers of Alan Steinfeld QC

XXIV Old Buildings’ Tom Montagu-Smith QC represented DIFC Investments in a dispute concerning the free zone’s centrepiece Gate Building, including appearing in the DIFC courts to resist an anti-suit injunction application brought by Brookfield Multiplex.