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Igor Corelj

Director

HKA
Future Leaders Construction 2022
Future Leaders Consulting 2021
Expert Information
Qualifications MSc Construction Law & Dispute Resolution
Diploma International Contract Management
BSc Civil Engineering
Professional Memberships MRICS, MCIArb, MCIHT, SCL (Gulf), RICS accredited mediator
Contract Experience FIDIC, NEC, bespoke
Services Quantum
Sectors Power & Utilities, Resources, Buildings, Transportation Infrastructure, Industrial & Manufacturing
Expert Highlights
  • Experienced Chartered Quantity Surveyor and structural engineer with a master’s in construction law.
  • Acts in complex, large-scale engineering and construction arbitration matters.
  • On-site contracting and commercial management experience of major infrastructure projects.
  • Able to identify, focus and analyse key quantum issues quickly and thoroughly.
  • Recognised for high quality work by counsel at hearings and by arbitrators in awards.
  • Acts as RICS counsellor and sits as an RICS assessor in Dubai.

Igor Corelj is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and structural engineer with over 15 years of international construction industry experience. He has acted as a quantum expert six times and has assisted the named expert on numerous occasions.

Igor puts in enormous effort to ensure his work is flawless and has no vulnerabilities to attack from the opposing side.

Igor is quite simply a true expert who is reliable and consistent.

WWL Construction Expert Witnesses – Future Leaders 2022

Igor has been appointed by the main contractor on multiple residential and commercial building project disputes across the Middle East and relating to the termination of an EPC contract for a power station in the UAE, with disputed values in excess of $130 million. He has also assisted on numerous complex engineering and construction arbitration matters with disputed values of up to $2 billion, including attendance at multiple hearings.

Igor’s experience includes on-site contracting, commercial management of large infrastructure projects at head office level, and consultancy services at all stages and aspects of the project lifecycle. He has been based in the Middle East since 2009, successfully leading large multidisciplinary teams and working across the whole supply chain, giving him a thorough insight into the diversity of contractual arrangements and the issues arising out of them.

Igor’s expertise includes valuation of defects, variations, delay and disruption, and termination. He combines detailed technical knowledge, international commercial management experience and an awareness of legal issues to clearly articulate methodical explanations of key issues. He has acted as an expert under both DIAC and UNCITRAL rules.

Igor is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation.  He is an RICS accredited mediator, an RICS counsellor and sits as an RICS accessor in Dubai.  Igor holds a degree in structural engineering, a diploma in international contract management and a master’s in construction law and dispute resolution. He is also a committee member and acts as a membership secretary of the Society of Construction Law (Gulf).

Igor Corelj is applauded for “his innate ability to quickly identify the key issues and give clear advice on the ramifications of those issues”.

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Location Dubai, UAE
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