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Partner, Taylor Wessing | United Arab Emirates
Nick Carnell has specialised in construction and engineering law, arbitration and insurance law for almost 30 years, originally in the UK, and over 12 years in the Middle East. During that time he has acted for all members of the construction team including developers, funders, contractors, specialist sub-contractors professionals and insurers. He has received numerous appointments as Arbitrator. He is also the author of “Causation and Delay in Construction Disputes”. Nick has extensive advocacy experience in all forms of dispute resolution and is a Registered Practitioner in the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts (where he issued the first claim form). He is a Chartered Arbitrator and a CEDR Accredited Mediator.
Nick is ranked as a Leading Individual in Construction in Chambers Global and clients’ see him as being highly responsive and having an in depth knowledge of the law.
Notable matters have included
˃Party appointee on ICC Arbitration concerning Building Management System at Airport – highly technical evidence concerning causes of delay to installation of Building Management System.
˃Acting for Claimants in series of related disputes concerning design and construct contracts for Oil Storage facilities in a UAE Free Zone including subsidiary dispute relating to Joint Venture Agreement between the parties ( parallel arbitration proceedings under different contracts under ICC and LCIA rules and related High Court Proceedings in London.