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Middle East

Members of Chambers have been instructed in major construction and energy disputes throughout the Middle East for over 50 years, working initially on projects such as the Das Island oil and gas works in the Persian Gulf, the Kuwait Airport and Port Rashid Dubai.

In recent times countries across the Middle East have been spending unprecedented amounts on their infrastructure particularly in connection with power, water, health and transportation. Members are regularly instructed in large and high-profile disputes concerning such projects. Recently members have been instructed in matters about the following:

  • Gasfields to port rail link
  • Muscat International Airport
  • 50 storey tower in Dubai
  • Palm Jumeirah in Dubai
  • Highways projects in Oman
  • Pearl Project in Qatar
  • Dubai Marina
  • Dubai International Airport
  • New embassy building

Members frequently act in disputes concerning energy projects and particularly oil and gas matters that are characteristic of the region, such as:

  • An ICC arbitration with an Abu Dhabi seat between Austrian and UAE parties and concerning the upgrading of an oil refinery.
  • a DIAC arbitration concerning dispute between co-venturers about exploitation of an oil field in Saudi Arabia.
  • An ICC arbitration about the rehabilitation and upgrade of a power and desalination project in the Middle East.

Further information on members’ work in the Middle East can be found in the brochure below.