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Winning Construction Arbitration in the Gulf: Some Strategic Considerations

Adrian Cole

ABSTRACT

The construction industry regularly uses arbitration to resolve the technically and legally complex disputes that projects frequently generate.There is good reason for this. Construction projects are often international in nature, with parties wishing to avoid vagaries of local courts and difficulties of enforcing court judgments overseas. Even domestic parties often contract out of state courts in order to obtain the flexibility and confidentiality that arbitration can offer.Working through key principles and having regard to the typical disputes that construction projects generate, this article offers insight into the numerous issues likely to arise in construction arbitrations and guidance on how to deal effectively with them in order to maximize one’s chances of success.