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Reed Smith

Construction

3 ranked lawyersBand 3United Arab EmiratesGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Able to advise clients on construction-related transactional work, including procurement issues and PPP projects. Also active on contentious matters, including ICC arbitrations, and experienced in representing contractors and employers, including oil and gas companies.

Notable practitioners

Michelle Nelson is a significant figure in the market and demonstrates a wealth of knowledge in ICC arbitrations. She is also deeply experienced in the DIFC courts and frequently acts for both contractors and subcontractors. Interviewees state: "She's very pragmatic and she's precise in her encyclopaedic knowledge of the case."

Sachin Kerur is highly knowledgeable in infrastructure construction projects, both on the contentious and non-contentious sides. He is currently head of Middle East at the firm and is strongly experienced in arbitrations and contractual construction mandates.

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United Arab Emirates

Construction: Dispute Resolution


Michelle Nelson
Band 1
Sachin Kerur
Band 3

Construction: Non-contentious


Sachin Kerur
Band 2