I have previously acted as a State Counsel for the Egyptian Government in respect of high-value construction and investor-state disputes and have represented Egypt in a number of international arbitral proceedings before major international arbitration institutions. I also worked in London and Kuwait before I moved to Dubai. I am fluent in both English and Arabic.
In addition to my day to day responsibilities as a practicing lawyer, I am a visiting law lecturer to universities in Europe and the Middle East and sit as an arbitrator. I am also regularly called upon to speak at construction or arbitration events both locally and internationally.
Examples of recent work include:
- Acting for a developer in a AED 500 million arbitration relating to quality and delays claims (ICC arbitration rules).
- Acting for a contractor in an arbitration relating to claims associated with wrongful deduction of liquidated damages and prolongation costs (ICC arbitration rules).
- Acting as co-counsel for a contractor in an AED 300 million arbitration relating to an infrastructure project in Dubai (DIAC arbitration rules).
- Advising a developer on the construction of a power plant in Abu Dhabi including advising on compliance with Abu Dhabi building laws and the limitation of liability under UAE law.
- Acting for a contractor in a KD 4 million arbitration in respect of the construction of a major road in Kuwait (Ad hoc arbitration).
- Acting as co-counsel for a contractor in a AED 250 million arbitration relating to early termination of contract for the construction of a residential development in Dubai (DIAC arbitration rules).
- Advising a contractor on the negotiation of contract for the construction of a power plant in Saudi Arabia.
- Acting for developers and contractors in relation to numerous attachment court proceedings.