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Arbitration Experience

Alec 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, agency & distributorships, hospitality and leisure, joint ventures, investments, real estate, telecommunications and infrastructure.

Since 2008 he has sat as an arbitrator in more than 200 arbitrations under ADCCAC, DIAC, DIFC-LCIA, EMAC, GCCAC, ICC, LCIA, LMAA and SIAC rules as well as in UNCITRAL and other ad hoc arbitrations.

Arbitration

Appointments over the last few years include:
  • Chairman in a DIAC shareholder dispute between three UAE parties (US$100 million+).
  • Chairman of LMAA Tribunal in London in relation to a long term rig charterparty dispute (US$250 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 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 was 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.
  • Co-arbitrator in an UNCITRAL Rules arbitration between a Cayman company & a Luxembourg S.A. arising out of the hire of a drill-rig unit (US$16 million)
  • Co-arbitrator in LCIA Rules dispute in relation to supply and installation of audio-visual systems for a project in Doha with values in dispute of about GBP 7 million. QFC seat and venue and Qatar Law.
  • Sole Arbitrator in ICC Rules dispute between Iraqi and S. Korean parties in relation to construction contract in Iraq. Paris seat, English language and Kurdistan Law.
  • Chairman of Tribunal in an ad hoc infrastructure arbitration seated in Dubai between a main contractor and employer for a claim of about USD173 million.
  • Co-Arbitrator in an LCIA arbitration with London seat and Abu Dhabi venue with claims of about US$ 59million arising out of a construction contract in the energy sector.
  • Co-arbitrator in an ICC Rules dispute between a multinational main contractor j.v. and a subcontractor in relation to a refinery project in Kuwait (US$25 million).
  • Co-Arbitrator in ICC Rules Muscat seated arbitration arising from subcontract dispute in relation to an airport construction project.
  • Co-arbitrator in DIAC Rules arbitration concerning the sale & purchase of a plot of land with a hotel to be constructed.
  • Co-Arbitrator in ADCCAC Rules arbitration in relation to a construction dispute (AED 275 million).
  • Chairman in a DIAC Rules construction dispute relating to a major residential villa development and facilities for about AED300 million between the employer and main contractor.
  • Co-Arbitrator in a DIAC Rules shareholder dispute between the seller of shares in a retail group and the purchaser (about AED18 million).
  • Co-Arbitrator in ICC Rules Doha seated arbitration arising from a dispute between two professional firms.
  • Co-Arbitrator in ADCCAC Rules Arbitration seated in Abu Dhabi arising from a construction subcontract dispute.
  • Chairman of Tribunal in an ad hoc infrastructure arbitration seated in Dubai between a main contractor and employer for a claim of about USD100 million and as yet unquantified counterclaim.
  • Co-Arbitrator in Doha seated LMAA arbitration in relation to the detention of a vessel and dispute with the vessel's agents.
  • Co-arbitrator in a Dubai seated LCIA arbitration in connection with the financing of certain telecommunications infrastructure in an African country.
  • Sole Arbitrator in an LCIA Rules arbitration with a Singapore seat arising out of an English law agency contract between a UAE company and an Australian company in connection with services in Egypt.
  • Co-arbitrator in an ICC Rules construction sub-contract arbitration with a value of about AED 14 million arising out of the construction of a hotel and apartments in UAE. Dubai seat and UAE law.
  • Co-Arbitrator in a Muscat seated ad hoc arbitration arising out of a contract for construction of a grid substation and overhead transmission lines, subject to Oman law.
  • Co -Arbitrator in an LCIA arbitration with a DIFC seat relating to a settlement agreement of a shareholder dispute, subject to English law.
  • Co-Arbitrator in a Dubai seated ad hoc arbitration in connection with a dispute between members of a professional services firm, subject to UAE law.
  • Chairman in an LCIA arbitration with a London seat relating to a commodity contract dispute in Europe.
  • Co-arbitrator in an ad hoc arbitration subject to Indian procedural law and proper law between service providers in the education sector.
  • Sole Arbitrator in SIAC English law expedited arbitration seated in Singapore arising out of a term sale contract for propane and butane.
  • Third arbitrator in documents only English law, London seat, ad hoc arbitration arising out of a time charter following the withdrawal of the vessel from hire in a North African country.
  • Co-arbitrator in a Dubai seated LCIA arbitration in connection with the financing of certain telecommunications infrastructure in an African Country.
  • Co-arbitrator in an LMAA arbitration arising from cancellation of the sale and purchase of a tanker under English law with a London seat.
  • Co-arbitrator in an ICC Rules construction sub-contract dispute arising out of desalination plant works in the Middle East.
  • Co-arbitrator in an ADCCAC Rules arbitration which is a claim by a hotel developer against architects.
  • Co-arbitrator in an LCIA arbitration arising from alleged breaches of a tanker charterparty.