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Construction and Engineering


Raid Abu-Manneh is global co-head of the International Arbitration group and a partner in the Construction & Engineering group. He focuses on complex cross border disputes particularly in emerging markets.  Raid has extensive experience both domestically and internationally in advising various clients including banks, contractors, utilities and other clients in various industries including energy, rail and other infrastructure sectors.  Raid has substantial experience of all forms of arbitrations, adjudications and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. He has acted on ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC and LCIA arbitrations and on matters before the High Court including in relation to the enforcement of International Arbitration awards.


Queen Mary, University of London, LLB (Hons)

The London School of Economics and Political Science, LLM, International Business Law

SOAS, University of London, Comparative Arab Commercial Law

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

(Leading individuals)

Raid Abu-MannehMayer Brown International LLP

With Latin America, Africa, Middle East and Asia-related disputes expertise, Mayer Brown International LLP‘s ‘excellent international arbitration practice‘ regularly represents clients in commercial and corporate disputes involving the energy, infrastructure and leisure sectors (among others). Raid Abu-Manneh‘s track record includes ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC and LCIA arbitrations; Kwadwo Sarkodie is a Sub-Saharan African disputes expert; Mark Stefanini is London energy disputes head; and Miles Robinson is a contractual and commercial claims specialist. Other key members are Rachael O’GradyLuiz Aboim and recently promoted Stephen Moi, along with senior associates Sam PrentkiJawad AhmadSang Joon Park and Ali Auda.

London > Real estate > Construction: contentious

Mayer Brown International LLP offers significant experience in international arbitration, with particular focus on the Middle East. It advises clients across a range of sectors, including energy, process engineering, transport, mining, waste, and commercial and residential property. It also holds strong insurance credentials, representing insurers and their insureds in professional negligence related matters. The team is led by Michael Regan, a recognised leader in arbitrations involving large-scale infrastructure projects. Sally Davies leads the professional indemnity team, whilst Raid Abu-Manneh leads the firm’s international arbitration group. The team is also supported by Jonathan Hosie, who is experienced in high-value arbitration matters, Kwadwo Sarkodie, who has particular expertise in dispute resolution in Africa, and Jonathan Stone, who is well-regarded for his work in professional indemnity claims. Also notable is James Morris, who is praised for ‘identifying risks and opportunities well in advance’.

London > Industry focus > Emerging markets

Mayer Brown provides ‘speedy feedback on questions with very profound answers‘ and one client remarks that ‘the projects and corporate teams are all quite familiar with working in emerging markets with a thoughtful and insightful approach‘. The firm frequently advises banks and other financial institutions, sponsors, governments and corporates on arbitration, export finance, project finance, mining and metals, oil and gas, structured trade commodity finance and sustainability-linked loans. Head of the Africa and mining practices Ian Coles, natural resources and infrastructure partner Rachel Speight and finance partner Ashley McDermott are the key figures in the emerging markets group. Coles, who is ‘world-class, always on top of the file, commercial and client-driven‘, advised Meridian Mining on its acquisition, exploration, development and mining activities in Brazil. Head of international arbitration Raid Abu-Manneh has substantial expertise in disputes arising from infrastructure power and energy projects in such countries as Jordan, Qatar, Libya, Kuwait and Egypt. Counsel Danuta de Vries and senior associate Emma Sturt are prominent advisers on project and export financings, real estate finance and asset-based lending.