As the world begins to adjust to the catalyst that is COVID-19 the construction industry finds itself at the forefront of this uncertainty. This webinar hosted by Masin with insight from Rohit Singhal, CEO, Masin, Thomas Williams, Partner at Sultan Al-Abdulla & Partners, Euan Lloyd, Senior Counsel at Al Tamimi & Co and David Brynmor Thomas QC, Barrister at 39essex Chambers will focus on how the law in Kuwait and Qatar can support construction claims and delays.
Join our webinar to:
• learn how to manage late and delayed payments
• examine the legal issues associated with concurrent delays
• understand what is and is not applicable
• tips and tricks for force majeure during COVID-19
Rohit Singhal is the Chief Executive Officer of Masin, which is one of the leading international construction arbitration expert firms. He has over 23 years of international experience involving construction contract disputes, expert testimony and project management. Rohit has extensive arbitration and expert appointment experience and has been appointed as expert witness more than 50 times on delay, technical and quantum matters for construction arbitrations. He has presented and published numerous articles and undertaken several speaking assignments on claims, schedule and damage analyses and claims prevention in construction and engineering projects. He has been awarded ‘Outstanding Expert of the Year Award 2019’ by International Arbitrators & Experts in Engineering Sector (IAEE), UAE.
Sultan Al-Abdulla & Partners
Thomas Williams is an English qualified barrister and leads the firm’s arbitration practice. Prior to joining Sultan Al-Abdulla & Partners, he was head of arbitration and commercial dispute resolution at the London office of an international law firm.
He is an experienced advocate in arbitrations under all the major institutional rules and in ad hoc arbitrations, and has also appeared regularly as an advocate in the English High Court (including the Commercial Court) and the Court of Appeal.
Thomas has particular experience of complex commercial disputes arising in the fields of energy, oil & gas, banking and financial services, and construction and engineering. Much of his work involves cross-jurisdictional issues and the conflicts of laws, such as asset-tracing and the enforcement of judgments and arbitral awards. He has substantial experience in international cases, and frequently works with overseas lawyers in common law and civil law jurisdictions.
Thomas is a graduate of Cambridge University and was called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn in 2002.
Al Tamimi & Co.
Euan Lloyd leads Al Tamimi & Company’s Construction & Infrastructure practice. Euan is admitted as a Solicitor in England & Wales and New South Wales and has practised in a variety of civil and common law jurisdictions across Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.
Euan has advised different stakeholders on various high value concession agreements, construction contracts, O&M contracts and consultant services agreements in respect of a variety of power, utilities, infrastructure, building and development projects.
Euan also has significant construction claims and contentious construction experience (including in the form of arbitration, court proceedings, expert determination and mediation/conciliation).
Euan speaks at various construction industry events, regularly publishes articles and is a recommended construction lawyer in the region. He is also the secretary of the Abu Dhabi branch of the Lighthouse Club.
David Brynmor Thomas QC
David Brynmor Thomas QC is a globally recognised specialist in the conduct of complex, high-value, international commercial litigation and arbitration. He has extensive experience in handling disputes arising from long-term commercial relationships and construction projects across a range of industries, including energy and natural resources, transport and other infrastructure, manufacturing, shipbuilding and aviation. He has been counsel on cases involving projects and other assets in the United Kingdom, India, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas. David is an honorary professor in the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, where he teaches international construction contracts and arbitration. He has been appointed as an arbitrator in institutional and ad hoc arbitrations on more than 50 occasions.