DR. HAMISH LAL
Partner | Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Dr. Hamish Lal is ranked Band 1 in both construction and international construction arbitration in Chambers & Partners UK, and in the top tier in UK Legal 500. He is an adjunct professor at Sutherland School of Law, University College, Dublin (UCD); Fellow of the Chartered Of Arbitrators (FCIArb); a Fulbright Scholar; awarded the Parkman Medal by the Institution of Civil Engineers in 2008 and 2014.
Dr. Lal is the author of 'Manual of Construction Agreements' published by LexisNexis. Dr. Lal is frequently called on to address claims, disputes, adjudication and arbitrations on prospective and retrospective delay analysis, disruption, cumulative impact claims, FEED errors, non-conformance reports, design codes, pipeline weld defects, bad-weather windows, vessel standby, unforeseen ground conditions, professional negligence and taking over/completion.
Barrister | 33 Bedford Row Chambers
Arran Dowling-Hussey is a Barrister, arbitrator, adjudicator and mediator. As counsel he has experience of a range of civil and commercial disputes but often works on construction law disputes and/or advices at all stages of ADR processes.
Arran has particular experience in moving applications to seek interim relief, during an arbitration, setting aside an award and enforcing arbitral awards. As an arbitrator he is listed in Global Arbitration Review's Arbitrator Research Tool and is a member of both the Law Society of Ireland and the Law Society of England and Wales Panel of Arbitrators.
Arran is a Council member of the London based Society of Construction Law and is a Trustee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is co-editor of the Construction, Engineering and Energy Law Journal of Ireland.
Arbitrator, Mediator | Arbitralis, 33 Bedford Row Chambers
Victor Leginsky is a Chartered Arbitrator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is certified as a mediator through the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (London) [CEDR] and works frequently in respect of mediation with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (London) [RICS] and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He holds a JD (Juris Doctor) degree and a B.Ed. (Bachelor of Education), both from Canada.
He has served as Arbitrator in over 100 cases (majority construction) conducting both institutional and ad hoc arbitrations and has conducted construction and trade-related mediation. He confines his practice to that of a neutral (arbitrator / mediator), largely in construction and energy-related disputes. He is immediate past MENA Chapter Director of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN).
Director | Base Quantum
John is a chartered quantity surveyor and director at Base Quantum, with over 18 years’ commercial experience across the construction and engineering industries. He is regularly appointed as quantum expert. As well as working as a quantum expert on multimillion-pound disputes, arbitrations and adjudications, John has provided claim preparation and claim management on numerous projects. He has also assisted the appointed expert on numerous high value international arbitrations in the construction, engineering, and oil and gas industries, including an investment treaty dispute.
John has extensive experience across a range of sectors, specifically construction, civil engineering and gas pipelines. His commercial and project experience includes road and rail, underground, IT systems, and buildings, ranging from mixed-use, high-rise and residential, to commercial, industrial, health and local authority.
The Honourable BARRY LEON FCIArb
Arbitrator, Mediator | 33 Bedford Row
Hon. Barry Leon, FCIArb, a Canadian, is an independent arbitrator and IMI Certified Mediator. He was Presiding Judge of BVI’s Commercial Court (2015–2018). His counsel and arbitrator practices and judicial work, encompassed a wide range of construction disputes.
As counsel, he represented owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and others in disputes involving diverse issues and projects including office, residential, parking garages, a penitentiary, other public projects, industrial facilities, hotels, highways and pipelines. Barry served on a hydroelectric generation construction project’s Disputes Oversight Committee. He has considerable land planning, zoning and expropriation experience.
As BVI Judge, Barry decided an arbitration appeal involving build and operate arrangements for a wastewater treatment plant. Barry spoke at RICS–CIArb’s Construction Adjudication Symposium (Toronto), and American College of Construction Lawyers’ Conference (on Investor Protection Treaties). He co-authored an American College of Construction Lawyers’ journal article on those protections. Barry is assisting Bahamas’ construction adjudication implementation.
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