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Pre-Dispute Conduct in Construction Projects & its Benefits in Dispute Resolution  with Masin

About this webinar

During this session, Joanna Lane, Chambers Global Editor and Rohit Singhal, CEO of Masin, will be joined by Thomas Williams, Partner of Sultan Al-Abdulla & Partners, Pamela Mcdonald, Partner of Pinsent Masons, Krik Durrant, Managing Partner of DWF LLP, and H.K. Suresha, Partner and Country Head of Masin Qatar.

Key discussion points will include:  ​​​​​

•  Pre-Dispute Conduct during Unlawful Termination in Construction Contracts
•  Pre-Dispute Conduct during Completion of Construction Contracts
•  Benefits of crystalising and updating Claims prior to formal Dispute Resolution

The webinar will be followed by a live Q&A session. 

Event Details:
Event date
Monday, 24 May 2021
11:00 am - 11:45 am UTC
Event location
In association with:
Rohit Singhal, Chief Executive Officer and Construction Dispute Expert, Middle East/India/Singapore - Masin
Rohit Singhal is the Chief Executive Officer of Masin, which is one of the leading international construction arbitration expert firm. Mr. Singhal has over 23 years of international experience involving construction contract disputes, expert testimony and project management. Rohit Singhal has extensive arbitration and expert appointment experience and has been appointed as expert witness more than 50 times on delay, technical and quantum mattersfor construction arbitrations. Mr. Singhal has presented and published numerous articlesand undertaken several speaking assignmentson the subjects of claims, schedule and damage analyses and claims preventioninconstruction and engineering projects.He has been awarded with prestigious “Outstanding Expert of the Year Award 2019” by International Arbitrators & Experts in Engineering Sector (IAEE), UAE.Before Masin, Mr. Singhal was Chief Executive Officer for a major international oil & gas EPC contractor. In this role, he had the responsibility for managing the profit & loss account of the company worth USD 0.5 billion in India & MENA region.
William Cattan, Senior Partner - Sultan Al-Abdulla & Partners
William Cattan is Senior Partner at Sultan Al-Abdulla & Partners. He has been active in Qatar since 1995 when he worked in Doha on the original financing of the RasGas LNG company (now merged into Qatargas). He has lived and practiced law in Qatar for 17 years. Mr. Cattan is standing in for his partner Thomas Williams who heads firm’s arbitration practice but is not able to participate today. Although Mr. Cattan is primarily a transactional and advisory lawyer, he also works on contentious matters and has spoken regularly at arbitration conferences on topics including Qatar’s arbitration law, the enforcement of arbitral awards, and the use of experts in arbitrations. Mr. Cattan obtained his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College and his Juris Doctor at Georgetown University. He is a member of the New York bar, the District of Columbia (Washington DC) bar, and the New York City Bar Association.
Pamela Mcdonald, Partner - Pinsent Masons
Pamela is a partner at Pinsent Masons in Qatar.  Pamela qualified in England and Wales and moved to Qatar in 2014, and represents clients in dispute resolution and avoidance matters.  Pamela’s specialism is arbitration and her clients are in the infrastructure and energy sectors in the Middle East.  Some of the major arbitrations Pamela has represented clients on include Hamad Airport, various gas process facilities in Qatar, the Metro and a power and water plant in AlWakrah.  Pamela is a registered QICCA arbitrator, a Board Member of theCIArbin Qatar, and a Board Member of the National Association of Women in Construction. 
Kirk Durrant, Managing Partner - DWF LLP
Kirkandrae (Kirk) Durrant is a construction law partner in the firm’s Doha office. He has been practicing and resident on Doha for over 12 years.He has considerable experience advising clients in relation to PPP-delivered construction projects and international construction arbitrations, including matters relating to major pipeline projects (energy, water, waste), utility projects (district cooling, power, water), process facility projects (solar, desalination, bio-fuels), transportation projects (BRTs, urban transports, airports, sea-ports, railway), infrastructure projects (roadways, bridges, tunnels) and commercial projects (mixed-used developments, hotels, theme parks).Kirk has extensive experience arbitrating disputes in many of the world's arbitration centres and counselling clients in connection with different project delivery methods (including traditional delivery, design-build, EPC, EPCM, PPP, BOT, BOOT and DBOM models), and preparing and negotiating standard form (i.e. FIDIC, NEC, JCT, AIA, etc.) and bespoke construction agreements. Kirk isrecognized by Chambers and Partners as a leading dispute resolution lawyer in the MENA regionand most recently ranked as such in 2020.Kirk has worked on matters throughput the Gulf and further afield, including a number of PPP urban transport and renewable energy projects in Pakistan, Tanzania, Rwanda and North Macedonia.
HK Suresha, Partner and Country Head – Qatar - Masin
H. K. Suresha is specialised delay and quantum analyst/ expert and experienced in understanding, identifying and evaluating the engineering and construction disputes and claims. He is highly adept to identifying, prioritizing and analysing the issues which can be considered for dispute avoidance and dispute resolution of large-scale engineering and construction projects from inception to completion with exceptional aptitude. Suresha has around 22 years of experience in Contracts, Commercial and Legal functions with increasing responsibilities in various capacities. He has served as a Contracts and Claims Specialist on several large-scale projects involving complex contractual/commercial, delay and quantum claims. He is involved in all types of Engineering, Procurement, Construction (E.P.C) projects in Oil & Gas, Pipelines, International Airport, Defence, Airforce, Process Plants, Petro-Chemical, Fertilizers, Power Projects, Highways, Buildings, Urban Infrastructure works, Water Supply & Sewerage in the Middle East, South East Asia and India. He attained MBA, Post-Graduation Programme in Project Management, Degree in Civil Engineering, besides courses and memberships in Contracts and Commercial Management.
Joanna Lane, Editor - Canada, Africa, Caribbean, the Middle East and Offshore - Chambers and Partners
Joanna joined Chambers in 2010 as a researcher on the Global team, before being promoted to Deputy Editor. She took on the role of Editor of the Canada guide in its inaugural year in 2014, and was appointed editor of Chambers Global (ROW) in 2019. Prior to moving to London she worked at a nightlife magazine in Singapore, and taught English in Taiwan. Joanna grew up in Canada, and graduated from Carleton University in Ottawa with a degree in International Development. She also completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism at the London School of Journalism.
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Monday, 24 May 2021 • 11:00 am UTC
Pre-Dispute Conduct in Construction Projects & its Benefits in Dispute Resolution  with Masin