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International arbitration and construction disputes

Securing a successful outcome in a construction dispute in the Middle East can be a legally complex, protracted and costly process. This means you need experienced specialist lawyers who have an in-depth understanding of your business, opponents and claims from both a legal and commercial standpoint.

At Gowling WLG, our primary goal is to help you settle your disputes or win your arbitration quickly, cost effectively and with minimal disruption to your day-to-day work.

With more than 25 years combined experience in the Middle East, our Dubai team has advised on and conducted complex arbitrations in respect of many high-profile regional projects under a range of domestic and international arbitration rules.

We know how to manage the distinct challenges of regional disputes and avoid the pitfalls of unfamiliar legal and regulatory environments. Where it is possible to settle a dispute, we’ll help you do it on the most favourable terms. Where arbitration is necessary, our proven track record will ensure your success.

Examples of projects we have been involved in include:

  • Dubai International Airport
  • The Dubai Metro construction project
  • The Dubai Metro 2020 extension project
  • Dubai Mall
  • A strategic road system in Dubai
  • The Abu Dhabi International Airport Midfield Terminal project
  • An oil and gas production sharing contract in Al Fujeirah
  • The Khalifa Stadium in Doha
  • New Doha International Airport
  • A rolling mill project in Oman
  • A titanium smelting facility in Saudi Arabia
  • An aluminium smelting project in Saudi Arabia
  • A leading research centre project in Saudi Arabia
  • A major regional sewage project
  • A regional ship repair yard project
  • The Dubai Water Canal Project

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You can take advantage of our experience in a range of complex disputes - and of winning and settling arbitrations on the best possible terms. Get in touch to secure a successful outcome.