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Herbert Smith Freehills

Construction

2 ranked lawyersBand 3United Arab EmiratesGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Dynamic team whose practice is aided by the firm's robust global footprint. Highlighted for its construction arbitration expertise as well as its cross-border activity. Acts for a wide variety of high-profile real estate developers, energy companies and utilities providers. Also has particular experience executing a range of contractual work for clients in the oil and gas sector.

Strengths

Clients describe the group as "a team of skilful lawyers who provide work that is always of excellent quality."

Work highlights

Advised Marubeni on development of the approximately USD1 billion Fujairah F3 power project.

Notable practitioners

Craig Shepherd is described by clients as "excellent" and is regularly commended for his deep knowledge of construction disputes. He is particularly skilled in ICC arbitrations arising from EPC contracts and energy projects. Based in the firm's Tokyo office, he is well equipped to handle mandates for contractors and developers.

Nick Oury leads the firm's regional contentious construction practice and is widely recognised for his skills in arbitration, particulary concerning matters in Iraq. His clients include international oil and gas companies.

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United Arab Emirates

Construction


Craig Shepherd
Expertise based abroad in Japan
Nick Oury
Foreign expert for Iraq