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 closing date for the next round of applications for possible inclusion on the panel will be 30 November 2021.

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Arbitrators Panel

Expertise

Governing Laws

National of:

Language(s)

Seat(s) of Arbitration

Dr. Aline Tanielian Fadel

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Government & Investment, International Trade, Pharmaceuticals, Professional Services, TMT, Partnership Agreements, Mergers and Acquisitions

Dr. Emad Eddien Hussein FCIArb

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Partnership Agreements, Real Estate, TMT

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 & commercial disputes, construction, engineering and infrastructure, banking & finance, real estate, international trade and commerce, agencies, franchising, distributorship and shareholder disputes

Dr. John J. Maalouf

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Employment, Energy, Government & Investment, Insurance, International Trade, Maritime & Transport, Pharmaceuticals, Professional Services, Real Estate, TMT

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 M.H. 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

Dr. Yas Banifatemi

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

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

Hon. Carl Ginsberg

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Employment, Energy, Government & Investment, Insurance, Professional Services, Real Estate, TMT

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

Mr. 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

Mr. Adrian Cole

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

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

Mr. Ahmad Al Mansoury

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction, Engineering, Infrastructure, Real Estate Disputes and Oil & Gas

Mr. 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

Mr. Alex Bevan

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

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

Mr. 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.

Mr. Aziz N. Karim

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Energy, Professional Services, Real Estate

Mr. Damien Keogh

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure

Mr. Erlend Haaskjold

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, Insurance, International Trade, Maritime & Transport

Mr. Essam Al Tamimi

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction, Corporate and Joint Venture Disputes, Commercial Agencies

Mr. Gary Born

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

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

Mr. George Grant

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Energy, Maritime & Transport, Professional Services, Real Estate

Mr. Graham Lovett

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

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

Mr. Henry Quinlan

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

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

Mr. James Abbott

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

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

Mr. 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

Mr. Jeremy Nicholson QC, FCIArb

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

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

Mr. Karim J. Nassif

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Employment, Government & Investment, Insurance, International Trade, Islamic, Professional Services, Real Estate

Mr. Michael Black QC

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Financial Services, Construction & Engineering, Corporate expertise, General Commercial, Infrastructure, Insurance & Reinsurance, Joint Ventures, Oil & Gas, Shareholders Disputes, Shipping, Telecoms

Mr. Michael Cover

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, Government & Investment, Insurance, International Trade, Life Sciences, Maritime & Transport, Pharmaceuticals, Professional Services, TMT, Family Business

Mr. Michael Tonkin

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Real Estate

Mr. 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

Mr. 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

Mr. Omar Haydar

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance, Commercial, International Trade, Islamic, TMT

Mr. Reza Mohtashami QC

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

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

Mr. Richard Briggs

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Commercial, Shareholder Dispute, Maritime, Trade, Insurance

Mr. Richard Harding QC

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction, Engineering, Commercial, Middle East

Mr. Roger ter Haar QC

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Energy, Insurance, Professional Services

Mr. 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

Mr. Sean Brannigan QC

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction and Engineering, Energy and Natural Resources

Mr. Stephen Burke

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Energy, Government & Investment, International Trade, Maritime & Transport, Professional Services, Real Estate

Mr. Tom Montagu-Smith QC

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

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

Mr. Wolf von Kumberg

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Corporate, Energy, Engineering, Government & Investment, Insurance, International Trade, Maritime & Transport, Professional Services, TMT, Aviation & Aerospace, Cyber, IP, Investor / State

Ms. Anja Bolz MA MCIArb TEP

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Commercial Contracts, Family Business Structures, Family Business, Joint Ventures, Commercial Agency and Distributorship, Real Estate, Construction

Ms. Anneliese Day QC

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

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

Ms. Erin Miller Rankin

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

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

Ms. Kim Franklin QC

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Energy, Maritime & Transport, Shipbuilding and Canals

Ms. 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

Ms. 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

Prof. Dr. Georges Affaki

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, Government & Investment, Insurance, International Trade, Islamic, Shari’a Law, Real Estate, TMT, Defence and Military Procurement

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

Prof. Hiro N. Aragaki

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Energy, International Trade, Professional Services, Real Estate, TMT, Breach of contract, Business Torts (fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, disparagement, unfair competition, etc.), Securities & Financial Markets, Corporate/Partnership/JV, Agency/Distributorship/Franchise, Intellectual Property, Technology, Software, Internet & E commerce, Telecommunications, Entertainment, Hospitality, Gaming & E sports, Healthcare