About the Panel

In arbitration, the parties often have a role in selecting the arbitrator or arbitrators who will decide their dispute. This is one of the most important decisions parties make in an arbitration, given the final and binding nature of an arbitral award. The quality and approach of the arbitrator can have a significant impact on the way arbitration proceedings are conducted, particularly in regard to ensuring that the process is expeditious, fair and cost-effective.

To assist parties with arbitrator selection, the ADGM Arbitration Centre has published a panel of arbitrators who are willing to sit in ADGM. The panel is not exclusive – meaning parties are free to choose an arbitrator who is not listed on the panel for any arbitration conducted in ADGM. The panel has been provided as a tool that parties and their advisors can use to assist with arbitrator selection.

Join the Panel

Inclusion on the panel is by invitation from the ADGM Arbitration Centre or upon application. Persons wishing to be considered for inclusion on the panel are required to complete an application form and email it to enquiry@adgmac.com. Inclusion on the panel is at the sole discretion of the ADGM Arbitration Centre.

The closing date for the next round of applications for possible inclusion on the panel will be 30 November 2021.

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Arbitrators Panel

Expertise

Governing Laws

National of:

Language(s)

Seat(s) of Arbitration

Adam Constable QC

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction and Engineering, International Arbitration, Energy and Natural Resources, Offshore Construction and Marine Engineering, Professional Negligence, PFI and PPP, Arbitration and Adjudicator Appointments

Adrian Cole

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction and Engineering (qualified as Engineer Solicitor), Energy disputes, Real estate and development disputes, Commercial disputes

Ahmad Al Mansoury

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction, Engineering, Infrastructure, Real Estate Disputes and Oil & Gas

Alec Emmerson

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Agency and Distributorship, Commercial Contracts, Energy, Insurance, International Trade, Investments, Joint Ventures, Real Estate, Shipping and Ship Building, Telecommunications and Infrastructure, Corporate expertise

Alex Bevan

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction and Development, Investments, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures, Infrastructure, Power, Oil and Gas, Telecoms and Media

Ali Al Aidarous

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction, Real Estate, Oil and Gas, International Sales/Distribution Contracts, Agencies, Franchising, Banking, Islamic Finance, Insurance and Reinsurance, Carriage (air and sea), Intellectual Property, Joint Ventures, Corporate Governance, Construction of Contracts, etc.

Anneliese Day QC

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Commercial, Energy, Construction & Engineering, Insurance & Reinsurance, Investment Treaty, Professional Liability

Dr. Serhat Eskiyoruk

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, Government & Investment, International Trade

Dr. Aline Tanielian Fadel

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Government & Investment, International Trade, Pharmaceuticals, Professional Services, TMT, Partnership Agreements, Mergers and Acquisitions

Dr. Christian Konrad

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy,

Dr. Emad Eddien Hussein FCIArb

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Partnership Agreements, Real Estate, TMT

Dr. Erhard Böhm

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, Government & Investment, Insurance, International Trade, Maritime & Transport, TMT & IP

Dr. Habib Al Mulla

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction, Finance, Commerce and Trade, as both Counselor and Expert Witness

Dr. Hassan Arab

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Civil & commercial disputes, construction, engineering and infrastructure, banking & finance, real estate, international trade and commerce, agencies, franchising, distributorship and shareholder disputes

Dr. John J. Maalouf

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Employment, Energy, Government & Investment, Insurance, International Trade, Maritime & Transport, Pharmaceuticals, Professional Services, Real Estate, TMT

Dr. Karim Hafez

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction, Energy, Telecom, Investment

Dr. Mahmoud Hussein

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Commercial, Construction, Corporate, Islamic, Pharma, Real Estate

Dr. Mehrdad Mohammadi

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Employment, Energy, Government & Investment, International Trade, Maritime & Transport, Pharma, Sports

Dr. Michael Pryles AO PBM

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Energy and Natural Resources, Distribution and Franchising, Insurance, Investment, Joint Ventures, Corporations, Pharmaceutical and Construction

Dr. Omar Aljazy

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Energy, Shipping and Maritime Disputes, Intellectual Property, Construction Disputes, Competition and Anti trust Matters, State Entity Disputes, Transport Industry Disputes

Dr. Omar Hisham Alhyari

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Real Estate

Dr. Tariq Mahmood

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Employment, International Trade, Islamic, Real Estate

Dr. Ucheora Onwuamaegbu

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Employment, Energy, Government & Investment, Real Estate

Dr. Wolfgang Peter

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Energy and Natural Resources, Construction and Engineering, Corporate Law / M&A, Investment / Public International Law, Joint Ventures, Consortia, Cooperation, Sales, Purchases, Finance and Banking, Distribution, Franchising

Erin Miller Rankin

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction, Engineering, Oil & Gas, Power, Joint Ventures

Essam Al Tamimi

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction, Corporate and Joint Venture Disputes, Commercial Agencies

Gary Born

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

International Commercial Arbitration, Investor State, Interstate, Corporate expertise, TMT/IP expertise, insurance expertise, Energy expertise

Graham Lovett

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Commercial, Financial, Joint Venture/Shareholder, Investment, Construction, Fraud, Fiduciary Breaches

Henry Quinlan

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Post Acquisition, Joint Venture, Shareholder Disputes, Fraud Claims, Real Estate, Banking & Financial Services

Hon. Carl Ginsberg

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Employment, Energy, Government & Investment, Insurance, Professional Services, Real Estate, TMT

Honourable Charles N. Brower

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Chairman, president or presiding arbitrator, or sole arbitrator, or co arbitrator of international commercial and investment arbitration cases embracing the entire spectrum of commercial and treaty based disputes

James Abbott

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction/Infrastructure, Finance and Banking, Shareholder Disputes, Investment Treaty Arbitration, Government and Investment expertise

Jan Paulsson

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

International Law, Civil Law (France), Common Law (USA and England); Principal Types of Cases: Energy, Joint Ventures, Construction, Public International Law

Jeremy Nicholson QC, FCIArb

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction & Engineering; Energy; Insurance; Professional Liability; Shipbuilding

Lara Hammoud

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Civil Law, International Law, Construction, Engineering Distribution, Franchising, Joint Ventures, Cooperation Energy and Natural Resources, Real Estate, Sales, Purchases

Michael Black QC

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Financial Services, Construction & Engineering, Corporate expertise, General Commercial, Infrastructure, Insurance & Reinsurance, Joint Ventures, Oil & Gas, Shareholders Disputes, Shipping, Telecoms

Mr. Adrian Lifely

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, TMT & IP, Aviation Aerospace and Retail

Mr. Ali Zaker

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Commercial, Corporate, International Trade, Islamic, Pharmaceuticals

Mr. Anthony Philip Lo Surdo

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Corporate, Insurance, TMT & IP, Sports

Mr. Brandon Malone

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, International Trade, Professional Services, TMT & IP (Technology, Media and Telecommunications)

Mr. Calvin Hamilton

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, Government & Investment, Insurance, International Trade, Pharmaceuticals, Professional Services, Real Estate, TMT & IP, Investment Treaty Disputes, Commodities Trade

Mr. Colonel Dinesh Kumar Bishnoi, FCIArb, FDBF

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance , Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Employment, Energy, Government & Investment, Insurance, International Trade, Life Sciences, Maritime & Transport, Pharmaceuticals, Professional Services, Real Estate, TMT & IP (Technology, Media and Telecommunications)

Mr. Husni Madi

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction, Energy, Professional Services

Mr. James Bridgeman

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Insurance, TMT & IP

Mr. Jayems Dhingra Jag Mohan

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, Government & Investment, Insurance, Government & Investment, Insurance, International Trade, Maritime & Transport, Pharmaceuticals, Professional Services, Real Estate, TMT & IP, Intellectual Property

Mr. Jonathan Acton Davis QC

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Energy

Mr. Jonathan Sutcliffe

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, Professional Services, Real Estate, TMT & IP, Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Joint Venture/Shareholder Disputes

Mr. Joseph Chedrawe

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure,Energy, Government & Investment, Real Estate, TMT & IP (Technology, Media and Telecommunications)

Mr. Juvenalis Ngowi

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Employment, Competition, Mergers & Acquisitions

Mr. Martin Bowdery QC

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Energy, Maritime & Transport

Mr. Martin Hirst

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Energy, Professional Services

Mr. Niels Schiersing

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, Government & Investment, Insurance, International Trade, Pharmaceuticals, Professional Services, Real Estate, Post M&A, licensing, distribution and agency; competition law and state aid

Mr. Paul Sills

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Employment, Government & Investment, Insurance, International Trade, Maritime and Transport, Professional Services, TMT & IP, Sports, Aviation and Aerospace

Mr. Philip Punwar

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Government & Investment, International Trade, Real Estate, TMT and IP

Mr. Robert Sliwinski

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, Maritime & Transport, Professional Services, Real Estate

Mr. Russell Thirgood

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Energy

Mr. Sheikh Mohammed Samiul Karim QC

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Employment, Energy, Government & Investment, International Trade, Islamic, Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals, TMT & IP

Mr. Steve Devereux

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Energy

Mr. Victor Leginsky

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Energy, International Trade, Professional Services, Real Estate, Joint Venture, Distribution and Franchise, Purchase Price Adjustment, Oil and Gas, Partnership; Property; Construction Intellectual Property

Mr. William Frain Bell

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Energy, TMT & IP, Investor State Disputes

Mr. Alain Farhad

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Energy, Government & Investment, Maritime & Transport, Pharmaceuticals, Professional Services, Real Estate

Mr. Anish Wadia

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Employment, Energy, Government & Investment, Insurance, International Trade, Islamic, Life Sciences, Maritime and Transport Pharmaceuticals, Professional Services, Retail, TMT & IP, Aviation; Belt & Road

Mr. Aziz N. Karim

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Energy, Professional Services, Real Estate

Mr. Bader Sulaiman Abu Ghosh

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, Government & Investment, International Trade, Professional Services, Real Estate, Investments & Finance

Mr. Damien Keogh

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure

Mr. Danny Rifaat

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Professional Services, Real Estate, TMT & IP

Mr. David Roberts

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure

Mr. Erlend Haaskjold

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, Insurance, International Trade, Maritime & Transport

Mr. George Grant

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Energy, Maritime & Transport, Professional Services, Real Estate

Mr. Inbavijayan Veeraraghavan

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, Government & Investment, International Trade, Maritime & Transport, Pharmaceuticals, Real Estate

Mr. Ish Jain

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Real Estate, Infrastructure & Construction, White Collar Crime, Maritime Disputes

Mr. Karim J. Nassif

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Employment, Government & Investment, Insurance, International Trade, Islamic, Professional Services, Real Estate

Mr. Michael Cover

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, Government & Investment, Insurance, International Trade, Life Sciences, Maritime & Transport, Pharmaceuticals, Professional Services, TMT, Family Business

Mr. Michael Tonkin

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Real Estate

Mr. Omar Haydar

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance, Commercial, International Trade, Islamic, TMT

Mr. Roger ter Haar QC

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Energy, Insurance, Professional Services

Mr. Stephen Burke

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Energy, Government & Investment, International Trade, Maritime & Transport, Professional Services, Real Estate

Mr. Wolf von Kumberg

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Corporate, Energy, Engineering, Government & Investment, Insurance, International Trade, Maritime & Transport, Professional Services, TMT, Aviation & Aerospace, Cyber, IP, Investor / State

Ms. Ania Farren

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, TMT & IP, Aviation Aerospace and Retail

Ms. Aysha Abdulla Mutaywea

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, Islamic, Life Sciences, Maritime & Transport, Real Estate

Ms. Claudine Helou

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, International Trade, Real Estate, TMT & IP

Ms. Noor Kadhim

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Energy, Government & Investment, Art Law, Cultural Heritage, Public International Law, Policy

Ms. Sadaff Habib

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Real Estate

Ms. Anja Bolz MA MCIArb TEP

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Commercial Contracts, Family Business Structures, Family Business, Joint Ventures, Commercial Agency & Distributorship, Real Estate, Construction

Ms. Kim Franklin QC

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Energy, Maritime & Transport, Shipbuilding and Canals

Ms. Lucy Martinez

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Employment, Energy, Government & Investment, Insurance, International Trade, Life Sciences, Maritime & Transport, Pharma, Professional Services, TMT & IP

Nassif Boumalhab

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Corporate & Commercial: Shareholder, Partnership, Joint Venture; Military Logistics: Fuel & Food Supply, Transportation, Armed Security, Site Support Services; Energy: Upstream Oil and Gas Production, Downstream Oil & Gas Distribution, Electrical Power Generation & Supply; Telecommunication: Production & Distribution of Content; Hospitality: Hotel Development & Management; Real Estate: Property Development, Off Plan Sale & Purchase

Neil Trevor Kaplan

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

General Commercial Law, Investment Treaty Arbitration, Administrative Law, Agency Representation, Competition, Construction, Engineering, Corporate Law Mergers & Acquisitions, Employment, Energy & Natural Resources, Finance & Banking, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Public International Law, Joint Ventures, Consortia, Cooperation, Sales, Purchases, Transport

Prof. Aymen Khaled Masadeh

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Insurance, International Trade, Real Estate

Professor Dr. Subhash C Gupta

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, International Trade, Professional Services, Real Estate

Professor Janet Walker, CM

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Employment, International Trade, Maritime & Transport,Pharmaceuticals , TMT & IP (Technology, Media and Telecommunications) and Environmental

Professor Mark Watson Gandy

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance, Corporate, Government & Investment

Professor Stephen Hibbert

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, Government & Investment, Professional Services, Real Estate, TMT & IP

Professor. Dr. Georges Affaki

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, Government & Investment, Insurance, International Trade, Islamic, Shari’a Law, Real Estate, TMT, Defence and Military Procurement

Professor. Dr. Mohamed Abdel Wahab

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Administrative law, African & Arab laws, commercial & civil laws, construction, hotel management agreement & hospitality, insurance law, Islamic Shari’a, oil & gas, project finance & telecommunications

Professor. Dr. Nayla Comair-Obeid

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Disputes involving international & middle eastern business laws, Islamic law, international investment law & other civil, administrative, commercial & financial laws arising from oil and gas, energy, mining, construction and telecommunications projects, banking, insurance, shareholders agreements, share purchase agreements, commercial representation, among others

Professor. Dr. Satvinder Juss

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Employment, Government & Investment, Islamic, Professional Services, Real Estate

Professor. Hiro N. Aragaki

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Energy, International Trade, Professional Services, Real Estate, TMT, Breach of contract, Business Torts (fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, disparagement, unfair competition, etc.), Securities & Financial Markets, Corporate/Partnership/JV, Agency/Distributorship/Franchise, Intellectual Property, Technology, Software, Internet & E commerce, Telecommunications, Entertainment, Hospitality, Gaming & E sports, Healthcare

Reza Mohtashami QC

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Telecoms / IT, Joint Ventures / Shareholder Disputes, Infrastructure, Real Estate, Construction

Richard Briggs

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Commercial, Shareholder Dispute, Maritime, Trade, Insurance

Richard Harding QC

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction, Engineering, Commercial, Middle East

Roland Ziade

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Commercial Contracts, including International Sales, Agency and Distributorship, Joint Ventures, Energy and Natural Resources, Construction and Turn Key Projects, Telecommunication and Media, Mergers and Acquisitions

Sean Brannigan QC

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Construction & Engineering, Energy & Natural Resources

Susie Abdel Nabi

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Shareholder & JV, Hotel Management, Pharmaceutical, grey market trading, Investment, Property investment & Development, Energy, PSA, Drilling & Seismic; Commercial Disputes

Tom Montagu-Smith QC

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Commercial, Construction, Banking, International Trade, Joint Venture Disputes, Insurance and Reinsurance

Yas Banifatemi

Areas of Arbitration Expertise

Investment, Oil and Gas, Energy, Telecoms, Life Science, Petrochemicals, Mining and Metals, Real Estate