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Provided by Karim Ghaly KC

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Karim Ghaly KC specialises in the litigation and arbitration of substantial commercial disputes in the fields of construction & engineering, energy & natural resources, infrastructure, insurance and PPP/PFI. He is recognised as one of the leading advocates in his areas of practice.

Karim has acted as counsel in complex and high-profile disputes arising out of projects in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, North America, South America and the UK.

In addition to his work as counsel, Karim accepts institutional and ad hoc appointments as arbitrator.

Career

1995-1998 - Oxford University, First Class Honours Degree in Law.

2001 - Called to the Bar.

2017 - Appointed Queen's Counsel.

Professional Memberships

CIArb, COMBAR, IBA, LCIA, SCL, TECBAR.

Publications

The Law of Waiver, Variation and Estoppel; Wilken & Ghaly; OUP; 3rd Edition.

Wilmot-Smith on Construction Contracts; OUP; 4th Edition.

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Construction - UK
2
Band 2

Karim Ghaly KC
Karim Ghaly KC attracts praise from industry observers for his consummate advocacy. He is regularly instructed to represent clients in TCC and appellate proceedings and in complex international arbitrations. He frequently handles cases involving energy and professional negligence issues, and is noted for his deep understanding of the mechanisms of PFI and PPP disputes. His international client base includes contractors, subcontractors and employers.

Recent work

Instructed by the Trust in Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust v Lendlease Construction, a GBP25 million TCC claim arising from fire stopping issues at a hospital.


Energy & Natural Resources - UK
4
Band 4

Karim Ghaly KC
Karim Ghaly KC is a respected silk held in high regard for the quality of his representation in disputes relating to construction, engineering and energy. He is frequently engaged by large-scale international clients to deal with issues all over the world, and he regularly handles arbitrations. He has a particularly strong practice concerning the legal fallout from the construction, hire and failure of heavy-duty oil and gas facilities.


Dispute Resolution: Commercial - UK
5
Band 5

Karim Ghaly KC

Recent work

Acted in Quadream v InReach, a USD6 million dispute arising out of a joint venture between two of the world's leading cybersecurity firms.

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