Legal 500 EMEA 2021: Middle East

Date: 15 April 2021

The Legal 500 have launched their 2021 EMEA Guide including a chapter on the English Bar in the Middle East. Keating is recommended as “the number one chambers for construction-related disputes” and has 14 recommended barristers in the construction chapter:

  • Marcus Taverner QC
  • David Thomas QC – ‘An exceptionally talented QC – very quick to grasp the issues, on his feet, he is up there with the very best. ’
  • Richard Harding QC – ‘Highly regarded and sought-after.
  • Adam Constable QC– ‘A true leader in the field – he assimilates information fast and defines issues incisively.
  • Simon Hughes QC – ‘A class act – his real strength is his ability to cut through complex issues and he is excellent in conference.
  • Marc Rowlands QC – ‘Very calm, gives clear and pragmatic advice, a good strategic thinker. ’
  • Justin Mort QC –  ‘Justin is forceful, tenacious and persuasive in his arguments – he is adept at unpicking complex cases and picking out the few key issues that really matter out of what is often a sea of materials and legal, technical and factual issues.
  • Krista Lee QC – ‘Her cross-examination of witnesses is effective and on point – she brings out their evidence in a way that affects their credibility.’
  • Abdul Jinadu – ‘Exceptionally hard working with the ability to simplify the most complex technical issues to achieve the right results for the client.
  • Calum Lamont
  • James Thompson – ‘His key strengths are his sharp intellect married to his warm and charming personality. This is a rare combination, increasingly appeals to tribunals faced with determining complex, technical construction disputes.
  • Paul Bury – ‘A go-to junior with an outstanding work ethic and an eye for detail. ’
  • David Sheard – ‘Fearsomely clever, he reduces complex facts into well-structured argument.
  • Jennie Wild – ‘Undaunted by large and complex cases, she deals well with clients from a diverse range of backgrounds.

The full list of rankings can be viewed on The Legal 500’s website.

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