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Nabil Al Tawil

Independent Consultant

Construction 2020
Expert Information
Qualifications BSc Civil Engineering
MSc Construction Management
PhD Construction Management
Professional Memberships FCIOB, FCMI, MCIArb, MPMI
Contract Experience FIDIC, NEC
Services Quantum, Technical
Sectors Buildings, Transportation Infrastructure, Industrial & Manufacturing, Power & Utilities, Oil & Gas
Expert Highlights
  • Able to act in both English and Arabic language disputes.
  • Senior representative to the Abu Dhabi Government Claims Committee.
  • Highly qualified and experienced in construction management and related disputes.
  • Acts as a sole arbitrator and chair of arbitration tribunals across the Middle East.
  • Registered as an expert witness by the appeals court in Iraq.

Nabil is a highly qualified and experienced construction professional with over 40 years of project management, claims and ADR experience. He is one of a small number of accredited Arabic-speaking dispute resolution professionals operating in the UAE and across the ME region; and is a registered expert witness with the appeal courts in Iraq.

Nabil has been a senior representative to the Abu Dhabi Government Claims Committee for 4 years, significantly enriching his knowledge of the common causes and resolutions of disputed projects in the region. He has been actively involved for several years in arbitration and mediation and has repeatedly acted as sole arbitrator and chair of DRB and arbitration tribunals on cases in Iraq, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and recently in Sharjah. In addition, Nabil has acted as an expert witness on many occasions and has been cross-examined in litigation and arbitration proceedings

Nabil’s experience covers all aspects of pre-contract and post-contract works, and he has acted as project manager on several major construction projects, such as Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. He is well versed in budget management, cost monitoring, value engineering and scheduling for all phases of engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC).

Nabil specialises in assessing damages, evaluating contractual entitlement and provides advice and opinion in the course of resolving and settling disputes, through litigation or ADR procedures. He has a wealth of project management and dispute resolution experience, gained through providing arbitration and expert services across a wide range of sectors including power, oil and gas, infrastructure, construction, medical, aviation and military facilities.

In addition to his engineering degree, Nabil holds a PhD from Reading University and an MSc from Loughborough University in construction management. He is a Chartered Construction Manager and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building and the Chartered Management Institute, a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Project Management Institute, a RICS accredited mediator, an accredited arbitrator by the Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah arbitration centres in UAE, and an active member of the Dispute Resolution Board Federation (DRBF) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

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Location Dubai, UAE

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