Jeremy Russell


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Jeremy Russell

The University of Queensland (LLB and International Business)
Australian National University (GDL)

Australia 2014


Jeremy is an Associate in the firm’s Dubai office. He specialises in dispute resolution, project advisory and non-contentious advice for the firm’s construction clients.

Jeremy has strong experience advising regional developers, contractors, consultants and subcontractors in relation to the merits of their claims and counterclaims at the initial stages of dispute and prior to the commencement of local court or arbitration proceedings.

Jeremy’s arbitration experience includes representing an operator of a reverse osmosis desalination plant in the Middle East under the DIFC-LCIA Rules, representing a major property developer in Dubai in relation to a mixed-use development under the DIAC Rules, and representing a major contractor in relation to its claims under the ICC Rules. Jeremy’s contentious experience also includes representing a number of international consultants during mediation and expert determination.

Jeremy has provided project advisory support in relation to metro projects, the world’s largest solar energy park, multi-million dollar hotel and mixed-use developments in the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Oman.

His non-contentious experience includes advising on all forms of construction contracts, professional appointments, joint venture agreements, offtaker agreements, power purchase agreements, collateral warranties, guarantees and novation agreements.

Jeremy also has in house experience working for three major regional developers, and an international contractor specialising in renewable energy.

Jeremy joined the firm from a large local Middle Eastern law firm where he was an Associate in the Construction and Infrastructure team.

Examples of Jeremy's recent experience include:

  • Representing the operator of a reverse osmosis desalination plant in Oman at arbitration under the DIFC-LCIA Rules in respect of claims related to latent defects.
  • Representing the main contractor JV in relation to claims against the government Employer due to significant variations to the contract leading to delay, additional costs, and amendments to the offtaker agreements.
  • Representing the main contractor in relation to claims against the Employer due to design changes causing significant delay on a landmark project in Dubai under the ICC Rules.
  • Representing a leading architect at mediation in relation to a payment dispute in respect of a multi tower project in Dubai.