About the Panel

In arbitration, the parties often have a role in selecting the arbitrator or arbitrators who will decide their dispute. This is one of the most important decisions parties make in an arbitration, given the final and binding nature of an arbitral award. The quality and approach of the arbitrator can have a significant impact on the way arbitration proceedings are conducted, particularly in regard to ensuring that the process is expeditious, fair and cost-effective.

To assist parties with arbitrator selection, the ADGM Arbitration Centre has published a panel of arbitrators who are willing to sit in ADGM. The panel is not exclusive – meaning parties are free to choose an arbitrator who is not listed on the panel for any arbitration conducted in ADGM. The panel has been provided as a tool that parties and their advisors can use to assist with arbitrator selection.

Join the Panel

Inclusion on the panel is by invitation from the ADGM Arbitration Centre or upon application. Persons wishing to be considered for inclusion on the panel are required to complete an application form and email it to enquiry@adgmac.com. Inclusion on the panel is at the sole discretion of the ADGM Arbitration Centre.

The next round of applications for possible inclusion on the panel will be accepted from 1 to 30 November 2020.

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Arbitrators Panel

Expertise

Governing Laws

National of:

Language(s)

Seat(s) of Arbitration

Adam Constable QC

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction and Engineering, International Arbitration, Energy and Natural Resources, Offshore Construction and Marine Engineering, Professional Negligence, PFI and PPP, Arbitration and Adjudicator Appointments

Adrian Cole

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction and Engineering (qualified as Engineer Solicitor), Energy disputes, Real estate and development disputes, Commercial disputes

Alec Emmerson

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Agency and Distributorship, Commercial Contracts, Energy, Insurance, International Trade, Investments, Joint Ventures, Real Estate, Shipping and Ship Building, Telecommunications and Infrastructure, Corporate expertise

Alex Bevan

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction and Development, Investments, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures, Infrastructure, Power, Oil and Gas, Telecoms and Media

Ali Al Aidarous

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction, Real Estate, Oil and Gas, International Sales/Distribution Contracts, Agencies, Franchising, Banking, Islamic Finance, Insurance and Reinsurance, Carriage (air and sea), Intellectual Property, Joint Ventures, Corporate Governance, Construction of Contracts, etc.

Anneliese Day QC

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Commercial, Energy, Construction & Engineering, Insurance & Reinsurance, Investment Treaty, Professional Liability

Dr. Habib Al Mulla

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction, Finance, Commerce and Trade, as both Counselor and Expert Witness

Dr. Hassan Arab

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Civil and commercial litigation, arbitration, ADR, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards. As an arbitrator, he has extensive experience and arbitrated several claims under leading international arbitration institutions. He provides expert opinions on the UAE laws before several arbitration tribunals and foreign courts

Dr. Karim Hafez

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction, Energy, Telecom, Investment

Dr. Michael Pryles AO PBM

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Energy and Natural Resources, Distribution and Franchising, Insurance, Investment, Joint Ventures, Corporations, Pharmaceutical and Construction

Dr. Omar Aljazy

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Energy, Shipping and Maritime Disputes, Intellectual Property, Construction Disputes, Competition and Anti trust Matters, State Entity Disputes, Transport Industry Disputes

Dr. Wolfgang Peter

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Energy and Natural Resources, Construction and Engineering, Corporate Law / M&A, Investment / Public International Law, Joint Ventures, Consortia, Cooperation, Sales, Purchases, Finance and Banking, Distribution, Franchising

Emmanuel Gaillard

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Investment & Commercial Arbitration Industries: Oil & Gas, Energy, Construction, Telecoms, Utilities, Mining & Metals, Food, Industrial Projects, Agriculture, Banking/Financial

Erin Miller Rankin

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction, Engineering, Oil & Gas, Power, Joint Ventures

Essam Al Tamimi

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction, Corporate and Joint Venture Disputes, Commercial Agencies

Gary Born

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

International Commercial Arbitration, Investor State, Interstate, Corporate expertise, TMT/IP expertise, insurance expertise, Energy expertise

Graham Lovett

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Commercial, Financial, Joint Venture/Shareholder, Investment, Construction, Fraud, Fiduciary Breaches

Henry Quinlan

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Post Acquisition, Joint Venture, Shareholder Disputes, Fraud Claims, Real Estate, Banking & Financial Services

Honourable Charles N. Brower

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Chairman, president or presiding arbitrator, or sole arbitrator, or co arbitrator of international commercial and investment arbitration cases embracing the entire spectrum of commercial and treaty based disputes

James Abbott

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction/Infrastructure, Finance and Banking, Shareholder Disputes, Investment Treaty Arbitration, Government and Investment expertise

Jan Paulsson

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

International Law, Civil Law (France), Common Law (USA and England); Principal Types of Cases: Energy, Joint Ventures, Construction, Public International Law

Jeremy Nicholson QC, FCIArb

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction & Engineering; Energy; Insurance; Professional Liability; Shipbuilding

Lara Hammoud

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Civil Law, International Law, Construction, Engineering Distribution, Franchising, Joint Ventures, Cooperation Energy and Natural Resources, Real Estate, Sales, Purchases

Nassif BouMalhab

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Corporate and Commercial: Shareholder, Partnership, Joint Venture; Military Logistics: Fuel and Food Supply, Transportation, Armed Security, Site Support Services; Energy: Upstream Oil and Gas Production, Downstream Oil and Gas Distribution, Electrical Power Generation and Supply; Telecommunication: Production and Distribution of Content; Hospitality: Hotel Development and Management; Real Estate: Property Development, Off Plan Sale and Purchase

Neil Trevor Kaplan

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

General Commercial Law, Investment Treaty Arbitration, Administrative Law, Agency Representation, Competition, Construction, Engineering, Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions, Employment, Energy and Natural Resources, Finance and Banking, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Public International Law, Joint Ventures, Consortia, Cooperation, Sales, Purchases, Transport

Prof. Dr. Mohamed Abdel Wahab

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Administrative law, African and Arab laws, commercial and civil laws, construction, hotel management agreement and hospitality, insurance law, Islamic Shari’a, oil & gas, project finance and telecommunications

Prof. Dr. Nayla Comair-Obeid

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Disputes involving international and middle eastern business laws, Islamic law, international investment law and other civil, administrative, commercial and financial laws, arising from oil and gas, energy, mining, construction and telecommunications projects, banking, insurance, shareholders agreements, share purchase agreements, commercial representation, among others

Reza Mohtashami QC

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Telecoms / IT, Joint Ventures / Shareholder Disputes, Infrastructure, Real Estate, Construction

Richard Briggs

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Commercial, Shareholder Dispute, Maritime, Trade, Insurance

Richard Harding QC

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction, Engineering, Commercial, Middle East

Roland Ziade

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Commercial Contracts, including International Sales, Agency and Distributorship, Joint Ventures, Energy and Natural Resources, Construction and Turn Key Projects, Telecommunication and Media, Mergers and Acquisitions

Sean Brannigan QC

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction and Engineering, Energy and Natural Resources

Susie Abdel-Nabi

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Shareholder and JV; Hotel Management; Pharmaceutical: grey market trading; Investment; Property investment and Development; Energy: PSA, Drilling and Seismic; Commercial Disputes

Tom Montagu-Smith QC

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Commercial, Construction, Banking, International Trade, Joint Venture Disputes, Insurance and Reinsurance

Yas Banifatemi

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Investment, Oil and Gas, Energy, Telecoms, Life Science, Petrochemicals, Mining and Metals, Real Estate