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Robyn M Waller
Senior Associate

Speaks: English

Qualified: 2012 - Solicitor of England and Wales

Primary Office: Dubai

Robyn M Waller

Robyn is a construction disputes specialist and is experienced in the preparation of adjudication, arbitration and litigation proceedings. She also has excellent experience of the work required to achieve settlement of disputes, whether through early settlement negotiations, mediation or expert determination. She advises developers, contractors, sub-contractors, consultants and specialists in the infrastructure, public utilities, general contracting, defence, hospitality and real estate sectors.

Robyn has been in the gulf region for over six years where she has gained first-hand knowledge in the application of pertinent local laws in the construction and built environment sector. Robyn has acted on a number of high value arbitrations in a variety of gulf jurisdictions including Dubai, Abu Dhabi and RAK in the UAE, Oman, Bahrain and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Robyn regularly provides tailored contract review, interpretation and management advice to clients in respect of international standard form and bespoke construction and consultancy contracts. This includes advice relating to statutory, procedural and commercial considerations particular to the region. She frequently produces pre-arbitral advice and legal analysis reports utilised by clients to strengthen their position within settlement negotiations.

Robyn has a degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies and a Masters in Islamic Law. Coupled with her regional experience, she provides insightful and constructive advice to clients.

Experience

Examples of Robyn's experience are:

  • Advising a leading local contractor in respect of its claims against a government entity worth circa US$14 million, relating to a contract for the construction of a landmark recreational sporting and training facility in Dubai. The dispute concerns issues relating incomplete design and specifications, defective workmanship, variations, extension of time and prolongation costs.
  • Advising a leading specialist equipment manufacturer in connection with a dispute concerning heavy duty lifting equipment at an international oil and gas fabrication facility in Abu Dhabi.
  • Advising a MENA private investment fund in relation to a real estate dispute concerning service charges under the laws and regulations of ownership of jointly owned real property.
  • Advising a world leading maritime facility in relation to potential claims under a supply and installation agreement with a global machinery and engineering applications supplier, headquartered in Europe.
  • Represented a prominent Omani developer of a major ITC project in respect of a US$150 million defects claim against the architect and engineer. The contract was subject to the laws of the Sultanate of Oman and the Oman Law of Arbitration.
  • Represented a major Bahraini developer in respect of a dispute concerning claims worth US$75 million. The alleged claims related to an extension of time relying on some 44 individual delay events and prolongation costs. The contract was subject to the laws of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
  • Advised a power and water plant operating company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on a number of claims against the EPC contractor and the O&M contractor for the plant. The contract was subject to the laws of England and Wales.

2016

Gowling WLG (UK), Senior associate

2012

Qualified, Solicitor of England and Wales

2012

Trowers & Hamlins, Dubai, Associate

2012 - 2016

2010

Trowers & Hamlins, London, Trainee solicitor

2010 - 2012

2008

Trowers & Hamlins, Dubai, Paralegal

2008 - 2010

Featured insights & resources

Choosing a forum for international dispute resolution? Fifteen facts about the Dubai based Dispute Resolution Authority

James Foster, Robyn M Waller

Articles 15 July 2016

Career & Recognition

2016

2016

Gowling WLG (UK), Senior associate

2012

2012

Trowers & Hamlins, Dubai, Associate

2012 - 2016

2012

2012

Qualified, Solicitor of England and Wales

2010

2010

Trowers & Hamlins, London, Trainee solicitor

2010 - 2012

2008

2008

Trowers & Hamlins, Dubai, Paralegal

2008 - 2010

2007

2007

SOAS, MA Islamic Law

2003

2003

The University of Exeter, BA (Hons) Arabic and Islamic Studies

Robyn Waller
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Robyn Waller

Robyn is a construction disputes specialist and is experienced in the preparation of adjudicat...

Robyn Waller
Featured insights & resources

Choosing a forum for international dispute resolution? Fifteen facts about the Dubai based Dispute Resolution Authority

James Foster, Robyn M Waller

Article 15 July 2016

Insights & Resources

Choosing a forum for international dispute resolution? Fifteen facts about the Dubai based Dispute Resolution Authority

James Foster, Robyn M Waller

Article July 15, 2016

Robyn Waller
Profile highlights

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Robyn Waller

Robyn is a construction disputes specialist and is experienced in the preparation of adjudicat...

Insights & Resources

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Robyn Waller
Profile highlights

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Robyn Waller

Robyn is a construction disputes specialist and is experienced in the preparation of adjudicat...

Robyn Waller
Featured insights & resources

Choosing a forum for international dispute resolution? Fifteen facts about the Dubai based Dispute Resolution Authority

James Foster, Robyn M Waller

Article 15 July 2016

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