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Dubai Arbitration Week 2023


Tarek Riad

Website: https://www.tarekriad.com/

Dr. Tarek Fouad Abdel Moneim Riad Professor of Commercial and Business Law and Head of the Business Law Department of Management Technology at the German University in Cairo from 2003 to date. Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Dubai International Arbitration Center from 2013 to 2019. Member of the Supreme Council of Arbitration of the Mediation and Arbitration Center of the Arab Banks Union of the League of Arab States, since March 2023. A member of the American Bar Association, he has the right to plead before the New York State Supreme Courts, as well as the federal courts since 1985, and the Egyptian courts since 1980. Member of the International Chamber of Commerce Court of Arbitration in Paris (2012 - 2018). He obtained a Master's degree in arbitration in 1982 and a Doctorate (SJD) from Harvard Law School in 1985. His doctoral dissertation, which received the highest rank, was on the subject of "Arbitration in the Field of State Contracts".
Member of the Board of Directors of the International Business Law Institute of the International Chamber of Commerce (Paris) from 2005 to date. Dr. Tarek Riad is the Managing partner of Kosheri, Rashed & Riad Law Firm since 1989 (the name of the office was changed to be Tarek Riad & Partners – Legal Consultants & Attorneys at Law). He was a Professor of Private International Law and Acting Director of the RenéJean Dupuy Center for Law and Development (Senghor University) from 1998 to 2003. Dr. Tarek began his career as a delegate to the State Council, and a teacher of private international law at the Faculty of Law, Cairo University, Beni Suef Branch, from 1983 to 1988. He is registered as an arbitrator with the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, the Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Centre), and a member of the accredited arbitrators of the GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre. Registered as an arbitrator with the World Trade Organization Arbitration Court. Member of the panel of arbitrators at the Borneo International Centre for Arbitration and Mediation (BICAM) for the period from (July 17, 2023, to July 16, 2026)


Website: https://www.singularitylegal.com/

Singularity Legal is an Asia and Africa focused international dispute resolution firm with offices in India, UAE and Singapore. Since its inception, the firm has handled over US$ 8 billion in cross-border disputes in various sectors, including energy and resources, construction and infrastructure, shipping and maritime, sports and entertainment, international trade and business, digital assets, and private equity and finance.
The disputes have arisen out of businesses and projects in various parts of the world including the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nigeria, Oman, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, Turkey, UAE, UK and USA.
The firm is a boutique offering, maintaining its own advocacy capabilities and fully connected to a global practice specialising in the resolution of high-end, complex disputes and litigation finance. Singularity has left the baggage that comes with an old-school consulting model for interdependent modularity. The firm deploys a mix of internal and external experts in a synchronised but modular team. This helps the client benefit from the best domain expertise from across the board, without any duplication of work within the team of different experts. In the end, it provides a cheaper, faster, safer and better work product to the client.
Singularity is headed by Partner, Prateek Bagaria, an international disputes specialist with over a decade of experience in complex commercial cross-border disputes. Singularity is licensed to practise before the courts at Dubai International Financial Centre and Abu Dhabi Global Market as solicitors and barristers. This gives clients immediate access to the firm’s specialists and wider network in the MENA region.
Singularity has received recognition for “Dispute Resolution” from Chambers & Partners, has been acknowledged as one of the “Fastest and Fiercest Growing Law Firms” by Asian Legal Business and has been named one of the “Top 6 Boutique Firms in Asia-Pacific for Dispute Resolution” by Benchmark Litigation. Additionally, Prateek has been distinguished for his Arbitration Practice by Chambers & Partners, recognized as a “Leading Individual” by Legal 500, and acclaimed as a “Future Leader in Commercial Litigation” by Who’s Who Legal.


Website: https://www.tbhconsultancy.com

Specialising in high-risk, large-scale and challenging projects, since 1965, TBH has partnered with both the public and private sector to provide simple solutions to their most complex problems.
TBH is an independent specialist planning and management consulting firm, servicing the entire project lifecycle. Our end-to-end solutions include Planning & Scheduling, Project Management, Integrated Project Controls, Portfolio, PMO and Program Management, Risk Management, Cost Management, Dispute Resolution, Strategic Advisory Services and Organisational Change Management.
With offices in Oceania, Asia and the Middle East; these services can be deployed as individual disciplines or packaged up as a complete offering. Our deep sector knowledge, customised tools and experience across the entire project lifecycle help provide solutions for a better tomorrow.

TBH Claims & Dispute Resolution Capability:
TBH is the experienced voice in Claims and Dispute Resolution. Expert, practical and independent, we are renowned for expert reports and assessing the problems at the heart of a dispute. These reports require highly specialised techniques - perfected by TBH over five decades.
TBH Directors act regularly as expert witnesses in legal proceedings and have more than 3,000 expert reports to their credit. TBH is also a leader in Claims work, providing comprehensive appraisals of a claim and appropriate strategies for its resolution.
Our expertise is consistently engaged by major construction companies, government agencies and legal practices to overcome issues, and establish lasting resolutions.


Website: https://www.Accuracy.com


Al Ketbi

Website: https://www.alketbilaw.com/

At Khalifa Bin Huwaidan Alketbi Advocates and Legal Consultants, we possess extensive expertise in handling both domestic and international arbitration cases, consistently delivering outstanding results for our clients. Our team, comprises of seasoned lawyers and arbitrators, who effective solutions to our clients. We take pride in our impressive track record, having been involved in significant and complex arbitration cases, showcasing our unwavering commitment to excellence. Through collaboration with esteemed experts in the UAE, we ensure our clients receive robust representation, resulting in optimal outcomes. Our arbitration lawyers have represented clients in major Arbitral Institutions, such as ICC, DIAC, ADCCAC, DIFC-LCIA, and SIAC Arbitration Centre. Furthermore, we have a dedicated team experienced in the processes of ratifying, recognizing, and enforcing both international and domestic arbitration awards. This comprehensive approach instils confidence in our clients, to also rely on for the execution of the awards the critical phase of award execution within the UAE."

Yendall Hunter

Website: https://yendallhunter.com/

With offices in the United Kingdon, Ireland, the United States and New Zealand, Yendall Hunter provides expert advice in relation to delay and quantum matters arising from capital projects.
We work extensively in complex international construction and engineering projects (including for employers, contractors, governments, insurers or funders) as to the causes of time and/or cost overruns, or advising on how to deal with current problems on distressed projects.
Our team has many years of experience working on projects across a wide range of project sectors including real estate, power, oil and gas, offshore and ship building, transportation, IT and defence projects, providing advice in relation to projects globally.


Website: https://gmcsme.com/

GMCS is an international consultancy based in Dubai, providing dispute resolution, claims management, and expert services by experienced professionals to the construction, industrial & mining, power & utilities, marine, oil & gas, aviation, and transport sectors.
As a leading private claims and dispute management consultancy in the market, GMCS continues to gain experience working with a large number of leading businesses and mega projects, in different locations across the world.
What differentiates GMCS from other consultancies is our bespoke approach, which is based on managing resolution for clients.

Services include:
• Mediation & Arbitration
• Risk Management
• Delay Analysis
• Claims and Disputes
• Cost Estimation & Analysis
• Quantum Expertise
• Scheduling
• Expert Witness
• Expert Determination
• Litigation Support
• Other Forms of ADR

Arbitration LLC

Arbitration Court of Arbitration LLC was established in 2020. The aim of the Arbitration court is to promote arbitration as a way of selecting disputes arising from legal and especially commercial relationships․
The Court has adopted the strategy to develop domestic and international arbitration widening the spheres of disputes and applicable rules, such as Arbitration Rules of Arbitration Court, UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, ICC Rules of Arbitration, ICSID Arbitration Rules, AAA/ICDR International Arbitration Rules: The American Arbitration Association and its International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), CPR Rules.
The Court is a corporate member of International Chamber of Commerce in Armenia and member of Arbitration and ADR commission and Jus Mundi.

Thought Leaders

Website: https://thoughtleaders4.com/

FIRE is the global Asset Recovery community.
ThoughtLeaders4 FIRE is proud to show its continued support for Dubai Arbitration Week which emphasises its commitment to the region.
TL4 FIRE is the global Asset Recovery community bringing together key practitioners across Fraud, Insolvency, Recovery, Enforcement.
Working in close partnership with the industry we focus on delivering technical knowledge and practical insights at all levels. The industry experience and expertise of the TL4 team is unrivalled and this is reflected in the quality of work demonstrated in all our events and services worldwide.
Key Contacts:
• Danushka De Alwis - Founder | Chief Operations Officer: danushka@thoughtleaders4.com
• Paul Barford - Founder | Managing Director: paul@thoughtleaders4.com
• Chris Leese - Founder | Chief Commercial Officer: chris@thoughtleaders4.com


Website: https://www.jsheld.com/

J.S. Held is a global consulting firm that combines technical, scientific, financial, and strategic expertise to advise clients seeking to realise value and mitigate risk. Our professionals serve as trusted advisors to organisations facing high stakes matters demanding urgent attention, staunch integrity, proven experience, clear-cut analysis, and an understanding of both tangible and intangible assets. The firm provides a comprehensive suite of services, products, and data that enable clients to navigate complex, contentious, and often catastrophic situations.