Richard Davies

Country Managing Partner - UAE

“Abu Dhabi office head Richard Davies scores points with clients for his "good business acumen and responsive service” (Chambers 2015)
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16 years experience working across over 10 jurisdictions including UAE and UK
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  • Country Managing Partner for the UAE based in Abu Dhabi. 
  • 16+ years’ experience working in UK & UAE specialising in  transactions and disputes arising out of construction projects.
  • Acting for a wide range of clients from government departments, developers, occupiers, lenders, to contractors and consultants -  representing them at dispute resolution forums, arbitrations, adjudications and mediations. 
  • Experienced advising on: procurement strategy, drafting and negotiating construction and ancillary contracts and advising on claims (often during project execution).
  • Work in the UAE frequently involves working with international clients, recent examples include: an oil project in Abu Dhabi representing an Indian specialist contractor, a power and water complex in Qatar involving US and Italian contractors, and a mixed use development in Myanmar involving a French/Singaporeon JV contractor. 
  • High profile past projects include: a well-known commercial development in Abu Dhabi, power and water facilities in Qatar and Fujairah, high-speed rail in Saudi Arabia. hotels in UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. 
  • Clients include: Nakheel, MAF Properties, Voltas Limited, AL Tayer Goup, Xenel Industries
  • Ranked in Chambers, United Arab Emirates, Construction (Dispute Resolution) as a notable practitioner.  
  • A member of: The Law Society of England and Wales, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and the Society of Construction Law (Gulf).