ROAP CONSTRUCTION (EMEA) – 2023/4 EDITION
Please meet our talented and diverse group of participants in ROAP Construction (EMEA) 2023/4, both practising attorneys and testifying experts (their short bios, where available, are linked and set out below, and some of them are also pictured below in no particular order): Kerem Alev, Baran Ali Saltik, Ali Auda, Glenn Bull, James Elliott, Elizabeth Forster, Francesca Fraser, Daniel Holman, Daniel Hostein, Vladlena Lavrushyna, Stephen Lee, Constance Malleville, Ann Matthias, Payel Mazumdar, Hannah McDonald, Josh Mills, William Moss, Ercin Mutlu, Deborah Nyamweya, Christopher O'Brien, Kalpesh Patel, Rachel Peng, Stefan Pislevik, Chelangat Rono, Andrew Sarraf, Rémi Sassine, Amira Ioana Shaat, Pratyush Sharma, Anna Stockamore, Reha Tik, Evangeline Tsui.
ALEV Kerem: is a Barrister with a broad practice covering energy, construction, mining and corporate disputes. He has over a decade of experience in English Court litigation and advocacy as well as domestic and international arbitrations. He is now based in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. Before coming to the Bar, he was counsel at a listed global technology company and in private practice as a Solicitor for over eight years.
ALI SALTIK Baran: is an Associate Director with Secretariat. He has ten years of experience in the construction industry, specializing in contract management, dispute adjudication, and arbitration for construction and engineering projects. Mr. Saltik has experience in the infrastructure, power, and oil and gas sectors, including projects in Eastern Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Central Asia, and Australia. Mr. Saltik advises clients on matters of contract administration, independent delay analysis, and independent expert report preparation. He has extensive experience with matters involving schedule delays stemming from project impacts and frequently assists lead experts in performance of delay analyses for international arbitration cases. He is proficient in detailed issue analysis as well as complex data analysis.
AUDA Ali: is a senior associate in the Construction & Engineering team and the International Arbitration group of the London office. He has experience of working with clients on projects globally, particularly in the energy & infrastructure sectors, focusing on the resolution of construction disputes in international arbitration. Ali is a native Arabic speaker and has an interest in matters connected with the Middle East. He has previously completed a secondment to the Dubai office. Ali joined Mayer Brown in 2017 from a leading US firm where he spent part of his training on secondment to Abu Dhabi focusing on energy, infrastructure, project and asset finance projects.
FRASER Francesca: is an associate in the International Arbitration team of Clyde & Co London. She has broad experience in investment arbitration and international commercial arbitration, under a range of arbitral seats, governing laws and rules of arbitration. Francesca's practice covers a wide variety of sectors, particularly oil and gas, energy, construction and infrastructure. Francesca has advised on international disputes involving Middle Eastern, African, European and Central and South American parties. Most notably, Francesca has assisted in the representation of a Saudi investor in Hesham Al-Warraq v. the Republic of Indonesia, an investor-state arbitration which set a precedent under the Investment Agreement of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, allowing foreign investors to take host states to arbitration.
LAVRUSHYNA Vladlena: is an arbitration lawyer from Ukraine specializing in the resolution of complex cross-border disputes, including those in the construction sector. She is an associate at Sayenko Kharenko law firm in Kyiv and is currently on secondment at the independent arbitrator’s firm van Hooft Legal in Paris. Vladlena has served as both counsel and secretary of the arbitral tribunal in more than 15 investment and commercial arbitrations conducted under the ICC Rules, the ICSID Convention, the SCC Rules, the UNCITRAL Rules, the SIAC Rules, the CEPANI Rules, and the ICAC Rules. She also assists clients with PPP and construction projects, including projects implemented under the FIDIC conditions of contract. Vladlena is admitted to the Ukrainian Bar.
MALLEVILLE Constance: is an associate in the Litigation and International Arbitration team in the Paris office. Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2020, Constance has experience in both commercial and investment arbitration (including ICC, ICSID, PCA and ad hoc arbitrations), as well as in setting aside and enforcement of arbitral awards before French courts. Her practice covers many sectors: energy, construction, patent and know-how licensing, post-M&A disputes, international sales of goods. In addition, Constance regularly represents companies and individuals before civil and commercial courts in France and abroad, in particular in connection with the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments. Constance holds a Master 1 in Private International Law from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas and a Certificate of Legal Studies from the Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales (IHEI). She also holds a Master 2 in English and North American Business Law from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. Finally, Constance completed an LLM at the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE).
MATTHIAS Ann: is an associate in Freshfields’ Global Projects Dispute Practice, and is based in the UAE. She acts for clients on the full life cycle of major construction projects, with experience drafting and advising on construction agreements, acting as project counsel to clients on live construction projects with the aim of reaching early resolution of disputes, and advising clients on complex, cross-border disputes on major infrastructure projects in both the private and public sector. Ann is admitted to practice in Australia, and is a registered foreign practitioner in Dubai. Prior to joining Freshfields, she worked in a top international law firm in Sydney.
MUTLU Ercin: is a senior consultant in Gb2 Sydney office. He is a civil engineer with over 17 years of experience in the construction industry, specializing in the fields of forensic construction programming, project advisory, dispute resolution, claims, project planning and cost control. Ercin spent 10 years with reputable main contractors in Dubai and then he worked 5 years with global construction dispute consultancies on some of the major disputes and claims in the Middle East region before joining Gb2 Sydney. His primary expertise is delay analysis and he has assisted clients on a wide variety of construction and engineering projects including international airports, hospital, real estate developments, high-rise buildings, hotels, metro, infrastructure, and industrial plants. Ercin holds an LLM in construction Law and Arbitration, MSc in Construction Project Management and BSc in Civil Engineering.
NYAMWEYA Deborah: is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb). She also currently chairs the Arbitration Sub-committee of the Law Society of Kenya ADR Committee. Her practice focuses on construction and infrastructure disputes mainly in arbitration and Dispute Adjudication Boards where she has acted as Tribunal Secretary and as Arbitrator in a variety of institutional and ad-hoc cases. Her practice extends to wider commercial disputes and advisory including corporate governance and pension practice.
O'BRIEN Christopher: is a Senior Associate in the Construction and Real Estate department pf Charles Russell Speechlys, with a focus on construction disputes. Chris acts for a number of employers, contractors and subcontractors in a range of dispute resolution fora, in particular arbitration, mediation and in the local Qatar courts.
SARRAF Andrew: is a Senior Associate in Quinn Emanuel’s London office, having first joined the firm in 2018. Andrew’s practice focuses on complex, high value construction, energy and commercial disputes, with a particular emphasis on international arbitration. Prior to joining the firm, Andrew practiced in the litigation departments at several notable firms and had conduct of various highly-publicised disputes, including one of Australia’s largest class actions. Andrew was admitted to practice in Melbourne, Australia and holds a Masters in Commercial Law (with distinction) from Monash University. His thesis was published in the Australian Property Law Journal.
SHARMA Pratyush: Pratyush is a result-oriented project management consultant with expertise in planning project management, delay analysis, quantum claim assessment, project planning, quantification of damage for litigation and arbitration, forensic delay analysis, cost control, project leadership, change, and communication management. Pratyush has over 14 years of professional experience. He is currently working as Senior Manager in the Project Advisory and Disputes practice in Accuracy and has got extensive experience in advising infrastructure project clients on delay and quantum matters in India and globally. Before joining Accuracy, he has worked in infrastructure projects in the field of project management for around 8 years.
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