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In arbitration, the parties often have a role in selecting the arbitrator or arbitrators who will decide their dispute.

This is one of the most important decisions parties make in an arbitration, given the final and binding nature of an arbitral award. The quality and approach of the arbitrator can have a significant impact on the way arbitration proceedings are conducted, particularly in regard to ensuring that the process is expeditious, fair and cost-effective.

To assist parties with arbitrator selection, the ADGM Arbitration Centre has published a panel of arbitrators who are willing to sit in ADGM. The panel is not exclusive – meaning parties are free to choose an arbitrator who is not listed on the panel for any arbitration conducted in ADGM. The panel has been provided as a tool that parties and their advisors can use to assist with arbitrator selection.

Join the Panel

Inclusion on the panel is by invitation from the ADGM Arbitration Centre or upon application. Persons wishing to be considered for inclusion on the panel are required to complete an application form and email it to enquiry@adgmac.com. Inclusion on the panel is at the sole discretion of the ADGM Arbitration Centre.

The closing date for the next round of applications for possible inclusion on the panel will be 30 November 2024.

Our Arbitrators Panel

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Ms. Aarta Alkarimi, FCIArb

Managing Partner, Chrysalis International

Mr. Adam Constable QC

Construction and Engineering, International Arbitration, Energy and Natural Resources, Offshore Construction and Marine Engineering, Professional Negligence, PFI and PPP, Arbitration and Adjudicator Appointments

Mr. Adrian Cole

Construction and Engineering (qualified as Engineer Solicitor), Energy disputes, Real estate and development disputes, Commercial disputes

Mr Adrian Lifely

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, TMT & IP, Aviation Aerospace and Retail

Advocate Andre Oosthuizen

Senior Advocate, Cape Bar

Dr. Affef Ben Mansour

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, Government & Investment, Insurance, International Trade, Islamic, Public International Law, Investment Law

Mr. Ahmad Al Mansoury

Construction, Engineering, Infrastructure, Real Estate Disputes and Oil & Gas

Mr. Alain Farhad

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Energy, Government & Investment, Maritime & Transport, Pharmaceuticals, Professional Services, Real Estate

Mr. Alec Emmerson

Agency and Distributorship, Commercial Contracts, Energy, Insurance, International Trade, Investments, Joint Ventures, Real Estate, Shipping and Ship Building, Telecommunications and Infrastructure, Corporate expertise

Prof. Dr. Alexander Belohlavek

Attorney-at-law (Managing Partner) and university professor

Mr. Alex Bevan

Construction and Development, Investments, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures, Infrastructure, Power, Oil and Gas, Telecoms and Media

Advocate Ali Al Zarouni

Managing Partner, Horizons & Co Law Firm

Mr. Ali Al Aidarous

Construction, Real Estate, Oil and Gas, International Sales/Distribution Contracts, Agencies, Franchising, Banking, Islamic Finance, Insurance and Reinsurance, Carriage (air and sea), Intellectual Property, Joint Ventures, Corporate Governance, Construction of Contracts, etc.

Dr. Aline Tanielian Fadel

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Government & Investment, International Trade, Pharmaceuticals, Professional Services, TMT, Partnership Agreements, Mergers and Acquisitions

Mr Ali Zaker

Commercial, Corporate, International Trade, Islamic, Pharmaceuticals

Ms Ania Farren

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, TMT & IP, Aviation Aerospace and Retail

Mr. Anish Wadia

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Employment, Energy, Government & Investment, Insurance, International Trade, Islamic, Life Sciences, Maritime and Transport Pharmaceuticals, Professional Services, Retail, TMT & IP, Aviation; Belt & Road

Ms. Anja Bolz

Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Commercial Contracts, Family Business Structures, Family Business, Joint Ventures, Commercial Agency and Distributorship, Real Estate, Construction

Ms. Anna Iacovou Stylianou

Dispute Resolver, AISM Management

Ms. Anneliese Day QC

Commercial, Energy, Construction & Engineering, Insurance & Reinsurance, Investment Treaty, Professional Liability

Mr. Anthony Philip Lo Surdo

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Corporate, Insurance, TMT & IP, Sports

Ms. Antonia Birt

Partner, Reed Smith

Mr. Ashraf El Motei

Founding, Managing Partner, Motei & Associates

Professor Aymen Khaled Masadeh

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Insurance, International Trade, Real Estate

Ms. Aysha Abdulla Mutaywea

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, Islamic, Life Sciences, Maritime & Transport, Real Estate

Mr. Aziz N. Karim

Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Energy, Professional Services, Real Estate

Mr. Bader Sulaiman Abu Ghosh

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, Government & Investment, International Trade, Professional Services, Real Estate, Investments & Finance

Mr Brandon Malone

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, International Trade, Professional Services, TMT & IP (Technology, Media and Telecommunications)

Mr Calvin Hamilton

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, Government & Investment, Insurance, International Trade, Pharmaceuticals, Professional Services, Real Estate, TMT & IP, Investment Treaty Disputes, Commodities Trade

Dr. Christian Konrad

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy,

Ms Claudine Helou

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, International Trade, Real Estate, TMT & IP

Advocate (Colonel) Dinesh K Bishnoi, FCIArb, FACICA, FAMINZ, FPIArb, FAIADR, FPD, FICA, FIDIC

Banking & Finance , Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Employment, Energy, Government & Investment, Insurance, International Trade, Life Sciences, Maritime & Transport, Pharmaceuticals, Professional Services, Real Estate, TMT & IP (Technology, Media and Telecommunications)

Mr. Damien Keogh

Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure

Mr. Danny Rifaat

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Professional Services, Real Estate, TMT & IP

Mr. David Sears QC

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Energy, Insurance

Mr. David Roberts

Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure

Dr. Deyan Alexandrov Draguiev

Attorney-at-law, Arbitrator, Chairman of Board of Directors, Head of Legal

Mr. Edward McCluskey

Director – Global Head Contract Advisory Services and MEP Special Services, Soben

Dr. Emad Eddien Hussein, FCIArb

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Partnership Agreements, Real Estate, TMT

Dr. Erhard Böhm

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, Government & Investment, Insurance, International Trade, Maritime & Transport, TMT & IP

Ms. Erin Miller Rankin

Construction, Engineering, Oil & Gas, Power, Joint Ventures

Mr. Erlend Haaskjold

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, Insurance, International Trade, Maritime & Transport

Mr. Essam Al Tamimi

Construction, Corporate and Joint Venture Disputes, Commercial Agencies

Ms. Fareya Azfar

Managing Partner, Fareya Azfar & Araoui LLP

Dr. Fathi Kemicha

Attorney at Law, Kemicha Legal Consulting KLC

Ms. Fatima Balfaqeeh

Managing Director, RKAH Consultancy

Mr. Gary Born

International Commercial Arbitration, Investor State, Interstate, Corporate expertise, TMT/IP expertise, insurance expertise, Energy expertise

Mr. George Grant

Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Energy, Maritime & Transport, Professional Services, Real Estate

Prof. Dr. Georges Affaki

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, Government & Investment, Insurance, International Trade, Islamic, Shari’a Law, Real Estate, TMT, Defence and Military Procurement

Dr. Gordon Blanke

Lawyer, Blanke Arbitration FZCO

Mr. Gourab Banerji SA

Barrister/ Arbitrator

Mr. Graham Dunning KC

Barrister/ Arbitrator, Essex Court Chambers and Arbitrators International

Mr. Graham Lovett

Commercial, Financial, Joint Venture/Shareholder, Investment, Construction, Fraud, Fiduciary Breaches

Dr. Habib Al Mulla

Construction, Finance, Commerce and Trade, as both Counselor and Expert Witness

Dr. Hassan Arab

Civil & commercial disputes, construction, engineering and infrastructure, banking & finance, real estate, international trade and commerce, agencies, franchising, distributorship and shareholder disputes

Mr. Henry Quinlan

Post Acquisition, Joint Venture, Shareholder Disputes, Fraud Claims, Real Estate, Banking & Financial Services

Mag. Dr. Lic. Herfried Wöss, LL.M.

Managing Partner, Woess & Partners

Prof. Hiro N. Aragaki

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Energy, International Trade, Professional Services, Real Estate, TMT, Breach of contract, Business Torts (fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, disparagement, unfair competition, etc.), Securities & Financial Markets, Corporate/Partnership/JV, Agency/Distributorship/Franchise, Intellectual Property, Technology, Software, Internet & E commerce, Telecommunications, Entertainment, Hospitality, Gaming & E sports, Healthcare

Mr. Hiroo Hotchand Advani

Partner, Samdani Qureshi Aqlaal

Hon. Carl Ginsberg

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Employment, Energy, Government & Investment, Insurance, Professional Services, Real Estate, TMT

Honourable Charles N. Brower

Chairman, president or presiding arbitrator, or sole arbitrator, or co arbitrator of international commercial and investment arbitration cases embracing the entire spectrum of commercial and treaty based disputes

Mr Husni Madi

Construction, Energy, Professional Services

Mr. Inbavijayan Veeraraghavan

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, Government & Investment, International Trade, Maritime & Transport, Pharmaceuticals, Real Estate

Mr. Ish Jain

Real Estate, Infrastructure & Construction, White Collar Crime, Maritime Disputes

Mr. James Abbott

Construction/Infrastructure, Finance and Banking, Shareholder Disputes, Investment Treaty Arbitration, Government and Investment expertise

Mr James Bridgeman SC

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Insurance, TMT & IP

Prof. Janet Walker, CM

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure , Corporate, Employment, International Trade, Maritime & Transport, Pharmaceuticals, TMT & IP (Technology, Media and Telecommunications), Environmental

Mr. Jan Paulsson

International Law, Civil Law (France), Common Law (USA and England); Principal Types of Cases: Energy, Joint Ventures, Construction, Public International Law

Mr. Jayems Dhingra Jag Mohan

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, Government & Investment, Insurance, Government & Investment, Insurance, International Trade, Maritime & Transport, Pharmaceuticals, Professional Services, Real Estate, TMT & IP, Intellectual Property

Mr. Jeffrey Gruder

Barrister/ Arbitrator, Essex Court Chambers and Arbitrators International

Mr. Jeremy Nicholson QC, FCIArb

Construction & Engineering; Energy; Insurance; Professional Liability; Shipbuilding

Mr John Nicolson

Owner, Nicolson & Co Consulting Ltd

Dr. John J. Maalouf

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Employment, Energy, Government & Investment, Insurance, International Trade, Maritime & Transport, Pharmaceuticals, Professional Services, Real Estate, TMT

Mr. Jonathan Acton Davis QC

Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Energy

Mr Jonathan Sutcliffe

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, Professional Services, Real Estate, TMT & IP, Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Joint Venture/Shareholder Disputes

Mr. Joseph George

Partner, George & George ADR Group

Mr. Joseph Tirado

Partner, Co-Head of International Arbitration and ADR

Mr Joseph Chedrawe

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure,Energy, Government & Investment, Real Estate, TMT & IP (Technology, Media and Telecommunications)

Mr Juvenalis Ngowi

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Employment, Competition, Mergers & Acquisitions

Dr. Kabir Duggal

Professor and Lawyer, Columbia Law School; Arnold & Porter

Dr. Karim Hafez

Construction, Energy, Telecom, Investment

Mr. Karim J. Nassif

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Employment, Government & Investment, Insurance, International Trade, Islamic, Professional Services, Real Estate

Ms. Kim Franklin QC

Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Energy, Maritime & Transport, Shipbuilding and Canals

Ms. Lara Hammoud

Civil Law, International Law, Construction, Engineering Distribution, Franchising, Joint Ventures, Cooperation Energy and Natural Resources, Real Estate, Sales, Purchases

Ms. Lucy Martinez

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Employment, Energy, Government & Investment, Insurance, International Trade, Life Sciences, Maritime & Transport, Pharma, Professional Services, TMT & IP

Dr. Mahmoud Hussein

Commercial, Construction, Corporate, Islamic, Pharma, Real Estate

Professor Mark Watson Gandy

Banking & Finance, Corporate, Government & Investment

Mr. Martin Hirst

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Energy, Professional Services

Dr. Mehrdad Mohammadi

Energy, Maritime Disputes, Oil & Gas, Aviation, Commercial, Investment, Sports

Mr. Michael Black QC

Banking & Financial Services, Construction & Engineering, Corporate expertise, General Commercial, Infrastructure, Insurance & Reinsurance, Joint Ventures, Oil & Gas, Shareholders Disputes, Shipping, Telecoms

Mr. Michael Cover

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, Government & Investment, Insurance, International Trade, Life Sciences, Maritime & Transport, Pharmaceuticals, Professional Services, TMT, Family Business

Dr. Michael Pryles AO PBM

Energy and Natural Resources, Distribution and Franchising, Insurance, Investment, Joint Ventures, Corporations, Pharmaceutical and Construction

Mr. Michael Tonkin

Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Real Estate

Prof. Dr. Mohamed Abdel Wahab

Administrative law, African and Arab laws, commercial and civil laws, construction, hotel management agreement and hospitality, insurance law, Islamic Shari’a, oil & gas, project finance and telecommunications

Prof. Mohamed Sameh Amr (Ph.D.)

Dean of Faculty of Law, Cairo University
Founder and Managing Partner, Amr & Partners Law Firm (Egypt)
Professor of International Law
Independent Consultant (Paris)
Arbitrator and Mediator 

Mr. Martin Bowdery QC

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Energy, Maritime & Transport

Mr. Nassif BouMalhab

Corporate and Commercial: Shareholder, Partnership, Joint Venture; Military Logistics: Fuel and Food Supply, Transportation, Armed Security, Site Support Services; Energy: Upstream Oil and Gas Production, Downstream Oil and Gas Distribution, Electrical Power Generation and Supply; Telecommunication: Production and Distribution of Content; Hospitality: Hotel Development and Management; Real Estate: Property Development, Off Plan Sale and Purchase

Prof. Dr. Nayla Comair-Obeid

Disputes involving international and middle eastern business laws, Islamic law, international investment law and other civil, administrative, commercial and financial laws, arising from oil and gas, energy, mining, construction and telecommunications projects, banking, insurance, shareholders agreements, share purchase agreements, commercial representation, among others

Mr. Neil Trevor Kaplan

General Commercial Law, Investment Treaty Arbitration, Administrative Law, Agency Representation, Competition, Construction, Engineering, Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions, Employment, Energy and Natural Resources, Finance and Banking, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Public International Law, Joint Ventures, Consortia, Cooperation, Sales, Purchases, Transport

Mr Niels Schiersing

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, Government & Investment, Insurance, International Trade, Pharmaceuticals, Professional Services, Real Estate, Post M&A, licensing, distribution and agency; competition law and state aid

Ms Noor Kadhim

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Energy, Government & Investment, Art Law, Cultural Heritage, Public International Law, Policy

Dr. Nudrat E. Piracha

Partner, Samdani Qureshi Aqlaal

Mr. Omar Haydar

Banking & Finance, Commercial, International Trade, Islamic, TMT

Dr. Omar Hisham Alhyari

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Real Estate

Dr. Omar M.H. Aljazy

Energy, Shipping and Maritime Disputes, Intellectual Property, Construction Disputes, Competition and Anti trust Matters, State Entity Disputes, Transport Industry Disputes

Mr Paul Sills

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Employment, Government & Investment, Insurance, International Trade, Maritime and Transport, Professional Services, TMT & IP, Sports, Aviation and Aerospace

Mr. Peter Mason

Independent Arbitrator / Mediator, Arbitra International

Mr Philip Punwar

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Government & Investment, International Trade, Real Estate, TMT and IP

Mr. Piotr Nowaczyk

Independent Arbitrator

Mr. Reza Mohtashami QC

Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Telecoms / IT, Joint Ventures / Shareholder Disputes, Infrastructure, Real Estate, Construction

Prof. Richard Bales

Arbitrator, Richard Bales Arbitration

Mr. Richard Briggs

Commercial, Shareholder Dispute, Maritime, Trade, Insurance

Mr. Richard Harding QC

Construction, Engineering, Commercial, Middle East

Mr Robert Sliwinski

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, Maritime & Transport, Professional Services, Real Estate

Mr. Roger ter Haar QC

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Energy, Insurance, Professional Services

Mr. Roland Ziade

Commercial Contracts, including International Sales, Agency and Distributorship, Joint Ventures, Energy and Natural Resources, Construction and Turn Key Projects, Telecommunication and Media, Mergers and Acquisitions

Dr. Roman Zykov

Founding Partner, Mansors

Mr Russell Thirgood

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Energy

Ms Sadaff Habib

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Real Estate

Professor. Dr. Satvinder Juss

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Employment, Government & Investment, Islamic, Professional Services, Real Estate

Mr. Sean David Yates

Barrister and Arbitrator, Outer Temple

Mr. Sean Brannigan QC

Construction and Engineering, Energy and Natural Resources

Dr. Serhat Eskiyoruk

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, Government & Investment, International Trade

Mr Sheikh Mohammed Samiul Karim QC

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Employment, Energy, Government & Investment, International Trade, Islamic, Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals, TMT & IP

Dr. Srikant Parthasarathy

Commercial, Company, Shareholder Dispute, Ownership, Corporate Governance, Maritime, ISDS, Governmental relations, Real Estate, TMT, Family Office, Taxation

Mr. Stephen Burke

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Energy, Government & Investment, International Trade, Maritime & Transport, Professional Services, Real Estate

Professor Stephen Hibbert

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, Government & Investment, Professional Services, Real Estate, TMT & IP

Mr. Steve Devereux C.Eng FCIArb

Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Energy

Professor Dr. Subhash C Gupta

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Energy, International Trade, Professional Services, Real Estate

Mr. Surinder Kumar Kalra

Arbitrator and Mediator, Mastercube IoT LLP

Ms. Susie Abdel-Nabi

Shareholder and JV; Hotel Management; Pharmaceutical: grey market trading; Investment; Property investment and Development; Energy: PSA, Drilling and Seismic; Commercial Disputes

Dr. Tariq Mahmood

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Employment, International Trade, Islamic, Real Estate

Mr. Tom Montagu-Smith QC

Commercial, Construction, Banking, International Trade, Joint Venture Disputes, Insurance and Reinsurance

Dr. Ucheora Onwuamaegbu

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Employment, Energy, Government & Investment, Real Estate

Mr. Vassilios Vareldzis

Chartered Arbitrator / Director

Mr Victor Leginsky

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Energy, International Trade, Professional Services, Real Estate, Joint Venture, Distribution and Franchise, Purchase Price Adjustment, Oil and Gas, Partnership; Property; Construction Intellectual Property

Mr. Vinod Haritwal

Independent Practioner

Prof. Dr. Walid Ben Hamida

Professor of Law, University of Lille (France)

Mr William Frain Bell

Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Energy, TMT & IP, Investor State Disputes

Dr. Wolfgang Peter

Energy and Natural Resources, Construction and Engineering, Corporate Law / M&A, Investment / Public International Law, Joint Ventures, Consortia, Cooperation, Sales, Purchases, Finance and Banking, Distribution, Franchising

Mr. Wolf von Kumberg

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Corporate, Energy, Engineering, Government & Investment, Insurance, International Trade, Maritime & Transport, Professional Services, TMT, Aviation & Aerospace, Cyber, IP, Investor / State

Dr. Yas Banifatemi

Investment, Oil and Gas, Energy, Telecoms, Life Science, Petrochemicals, Mining and Metals, Real Estate

Prof. Dr. Ziya Akinci

Founding Partner, Akıncı Law Office