• Dr. Ahmad Alkhamees Company H&A

    Managing partner of Harasani & Alkhamees Law Firm, Riyadh

    Ahmad is a Saudi qualified lawyer, certified arbitrator, and a former judge in Riyadh's General Court. He holds a B.A in Shari'ah law, Master in Comparative Jurisprudence, LLM in Advance Legal Studies and a PhD in the area of Islamic Finance and Financial Regulation from University of Warwick. He has extensive experience in litigation, arbitration, family business, capital market, Islamic finance, construction and real state law. He has various publications, most important of which is his recent book titled "Creative Compliance in the Islamic finance industry, and "Disputes between Stockbrokers and Investors in The Saudi Capital Market".
  • Dr. Hamid Harasani Company H&A

    Managing partner of Harasani & Alkhamees Law Firm, Jeddah

    Hamid is a Saudi qualified lawyer with domestic and international legal experience, with a PhD in Waqfs and trusts from King's College London, an LL.M in contract law from McGill University, a BA in Islamic law from the Islamic University in Madinah. He specialises in dispute resolution, cross-border transactions, Waqfs and wealth planning, corporate law, and employment law. He has various publications, most important of which is his recent book titled Towards the Reform of Private Waqfs: A Comparative Study of Islamic Waqfs and English Trusts (Brill 2015).
  • Stefan Paciorek Company DWF

    Stefan Paciorek


    Stefan acts for major corporations, governments and not for profit organisations, often in high profile disputes across jurisdictions, with a focus on the technology, energy, construction and infrastructure sectors. As well as managing disputes through formal processes of dispute resolution, his work encompasses the resolution and renegotiation of distressed commercial relationships and projects. He has particular experience of managing document heavy cases and running large teams in complex disputes. Recent experience includes advising on the high-profile dispute between Fujitsu and the NHS relating to the £1billion contract to computerise medical records across the South of England.

  • Steven Hunt Company DWF

    Steven Hunt


    As a Partner of the Dubai office undertaking all forms of construction, infrastructure, arbitration, and dispute resolution work. Steven, who qualified in 1998, has been resident and practiced in the UAE/Arabian Gulf for the past 15 years. He has extensive experience in arbitration, mediation/ADR and litigation; representing owners/developers, architects/engineers, contractors in both private and public sectors of the construction, utility and real estate industries. His non-contentious experience in the Arabian Gulf takes in general contract risk, utility and transit infrastructure and legal risk assessments associated with stalled projects. Steven has been described as a Notable Practitioner for Real Estate and Construction: United Arab Emirates, in Chambers Global.

  • Gordon Blanke Company DWF

    Gordon Blanke


    Dr. Gordon Blanke MCIArb is Partner and heads the International Commercial and Investment Arbitration Group of DWF (Middle East) LLP in the DIFC, Dubai. He has wide-ranging experience in all types of international commercial and investment arbitration in both the common and civil law legal systems, having acted as advising counsel and arbitrator under most leading institutional arbitration rules (ICC, LCIA, DIFC-LCIA, DIAC, ADCCAC, GAFTA, GCC, JAMS, SCC, etc.) and ad hoc in arbitrations seated in the US, Europe and the Middle East in relation to a variety of industry sectors, including construction/real estate, corporate, oil & gas, banking & finance etc. Gordon speaks regularly on international arbitration and has published over 200 books and articles on international arbitration.