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Chambers of Marcus Taverner QC

15 ESSEX STREET, LONDON, WC2R 3AA, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7544 2600
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Fax 020 7544 2700
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www.keatingchambers.com

Richard Harding QC

Tel:
Work 020 7544 2600
Email:
Keating Chambers (Chambers of Marcus Taverner QC)

Position

Barrister specialising in construction and engineering disputes arising out of projects in the UK and Middle East, oil and gas disputes, and professional negligence. He studied Arabic and Persian at Oxford University and in Egypt, and was then called to the English Bar. He acts as counsel for governments, private employers, contractors and professionals, and is regularly appointed as an arbitrator in international commercial matters. He often acts in cases, as either counsel or arbitrator, under the laws of the Middle East, and has particular experience of the laws of the UAE, Egypt, Qatar, Kuwait and Jordan. As counsel, he is instructed by law firms (particularly from UK, the Middle East and USA) and also directly by in-house counsel and professionals. He is the current and founder Chairman of the Society of Construction Law in the Arabian/ Persian Gulf, and is the Middle East co-ordinator for the ICC Task Force on the enforcement of foreign arbitration awards.

Career

Called 1992; Middle Temple; chairman Society of Construction Law (Gulf); QC 2009.

Languages

Arabic, German, Spanish, French, Persian.

Member

TECBAR; COMBAR; LCLCBA; Society of Construction Law (UK); Society of Construction Law (Gulf); list of arbitrators of: ICC, LCIA, Tehran Regional Arbitration Centre, ACIC Tehran.

Education

Latymer Upper School; Pembroke College, Oxford (1990 MA Oxon Oriental Studies (Arabic, Persian)); University of Alexandria, Egypt; Common Professional Examination (1991).

Leisure

Cricket, rugby, travel.


London Bar

International arbitration: arbitrators

Within: International arbitration: arbitrators – Leading individuals

Richard Harding QC - Keating ChambersHas a deep knowledge of Middle Eastern culture and law, as well as being fluent in Arabic.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: International arbitration: counsel – Leading silks

Richard Harding QC - Keating ChambersA highly competent international construction advocate and arbitrator.

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United Arab Emirates: The English bar

Construction

Within: Leading silks

Richard Harding QC - Keating ChambersExceptionally gifted in terms of intellect and insight in construction disputes.

Within: Construction

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.

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