Alec has acted as party counsel for claimants or respondents in hundreds of institutional and ad hoc arbitrations for more than 30 years, involving shipping and ship building, insurance, international trade, energy, commercial contracts, hospitality and leisure, joint ventures, investments, real estate, telecommunications and infrastructure.
Since 2008 he has sat as an arbitrator in more than 140 arbitrations under ADCCAC, DIAC, DIFC-LCIA, EMAC, GCCAC, ICC, LCIA, LMAA and SIAC rules as well as in UNCITRAL and other ad hoc arbitrations.
Appointments over the last couple of years include:
- Chairman in a DIAC real estate dispute (US$500 million).
- Presiding Arbitrator in a series of SIAC consolidated arbitrations concerning ship repair disputes involving Dutch, Thai and Cypriot parties (US$200 million+).
- Co-Arbitrator in an UNCITRAL arbitration in the Respondent’s country relating to a consultancy contract between a UAE based company and a South Asian government.
- Co-Arbitrator in an ICC arbitration in Paris between a Saudi Arabian distributor and German principal arising from termination of distributorship (US$175 million+).
- Co-Arbitrator in an ADCCAC commercial property sale and purchase dispute (about US$120 million).
- Sole Arbitrator in an ad hoc charterparty arbitration in Singapore between a Singapore company and an offshore company (US$7.5 million).
- Chairman in a DIAC shareholder dispute between three UAE parties (US$100 million+).
- Chairman in two related DIAC property disputes between buyers from India and a UAE developer.
- Sole Arbitrator on an ICC construction dispute between a UAE and a South Korean company (US$3 million).
- Sole Arbitrator in a DIFC-LCIA arbitration between a Swiss financial institution and an investor from a Gulf state.
- Chairman of LMAA Tribunal in London in relation to a long term rig charterparty dispute (US$250 million+).
- Chairman in two related DIAC real estate disputes.
- Sole Arbitrator in a DIFC-LCIA arbitration between an Iranian national and a UAE hospitality consultancy (approx. AED2.5 million).
- Sole Arbitrator in an ad hoc Hong Kong Arbitration between an Australian boat builder and a Hong Kong entity arising from a contract for in excess of 20 new builds.
- Co-Arbitrator in a Kuwait seated GCCAC arbitration concerning a land transportation agreement (US$8 million).
- Sole Arbitrator in a DIFC-LCIA arbitration relating to termination of a yacht refurbishment contract (AED12 million).
- Co-Arbitrator in a DIFC-LCIA arbitration arising from a share sale and purchase agreement (AED67 million).
- Presiding Arbitrator in an ICC Arbitration in Cameroon arising out of an industrial plant construction project.
- Co-Arbitrator in an ADCCAC arbitration arising out of a defence contract (AED130 million).
- Co-Arbitrator in a DIAC arbitration arising from the construction contract for a major facility in Abu Dhabi (AED 100 million).
- Chairman of a Dubai ad hoc tribunal in a dispute relating to a supply and installation of plant and machinery between a US company and a UAE company (AED35 million).
- Co-Arbitrator in an ICC arbitration in Doha relating to a construction contract for a large shopping mall (QAR 166 million)
- Co-Arbitrator in a DIAC subcontract dispute relating to the provision of certain technical services to a major telecoms company.
- Co-arbitrator in an LCIA arbitration in Singapore relating to the construction of a terminal and pipeline (US$50 million).
- Co-arbitrator in an ICC arbitration in Muscat relating to works for gas supply facilities
- Sole Arbitrator in a DIFC-LCIA arbitration in Muscat relating to the operation and maintenance of a desalination plant (about OMR 4.5 million / US$ 11.7 million)
- Sole Arbitrator in a SIAC arbitration in the maritime sector relating to a loan and share sale agreement (US$9.5 million)
- Chairman of the first EMAC arbitration which is an AED 45 million charterparty dispute.
- Sole Arbitrator in a DIFC-LCIA arbitration arising out of a warehousing and distribution contract in a MENA country.
- Co-arbitrator in a consolidated DIFC-LCIA arbitration with a London seat arising out of a shareholders’ agreement and a share purchase agreement for fast food franchised restaurants around the GCC.