Biography

Ahmed is an Associate in the Litigation team in Dubai. He has over 6 years of experience in Egypt and the UAE. His practice focuses on Banking, Real Estate and Construction related disputes before the UAE Courts and in arbitration.

Ahmed has advised on several contentious and non-contentious construction-related matters in both the litigation and arbitration practices. He has had exposure to construction claims that are mainly focused on the technical aspect as well as claims with commercial aspects only.

In particular, Ahmed has expertise in construction claims that had disputed variations, prolongation costs and extension of time applications. He had also been involved in claims that focused on the validity of termination of construction contracts and its consequences.

Ahmed is also well-familiarised with the FIDIC suite of contracts, and has acted in many disputes that are governed by the FIDIC conditions of contract before the UAE Courts and in arbitration, with a special focus on the validity of the arbitration agreements usually incorporated in such forms.

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Recent Experience

  • Advised and represented a major contractor in relation to its insurance/construction related litigation in connection with the eruption of a fire in one of Dubai’s most recognizable hotels.
  • Advised and represented an unincorporated joint venture acting as main contractor of one Abu Dhabi’s pivotal infrastructural projects in their dispute against the employer (a state-owned public joint-stock company that oversees the airports of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi) in relation to the validity of the contract termination as well as the validity of its claim against the main contractor’s bank guarantees, with a total claim value of approximately AED 5B.
  • Advised and represented a main contractor in its claim against the employer in relation to the validity of the contract termination and its claim for payment of overdue entitlements.
  • Advised and represented an unincorporated joint venture acting as a main contractor in its circa AED 600M dispute with its MEP subcontractor in relation to the construction of one of Abu Dhabi’s most recognisable landmarks.
  • Advised an represented one of the UAE’s largest MEP contractors in its circa AED 230M contentious dispute against the main contractor in relation to the construction of one of the UAE’s largest children’s specialty hospital, which involved jurisdictional challenge, joinder of third parties (employer and engineer), pre-maturity of claims arguments, technical claims relating to re-measurable works.
  • Advised and represented an Abu Dhabi based contractor in its circa AED 500M dispute against the employer in relation to one of the Emirate’s largest developments spanning over 22 million square meters area in Al Ain City, Abu Dhabi, in addition to defending the main contractors against claims brought by its subcontractors that valued over AED 350M.

Language(s)

  • Arabic
  • English

Education

LLB (Bachelor of Laws), English Section, Alexandria University

Admission

2015 – Bar Association Alexandria Egypt

Practice(s)