Tom Kapapa


Thought Leader - Arbitration 2023
Arbitration 2024
Construction 2023
Consulting 2023
Expert Information
Qualifications BSc Civil Eng and Commercial Management
MSc Eng Construction Management and Engineering
Global MBA – Construction
Professional Memberships FCIArb, MRICS, MAE (Quantum)
Contract Experience FIDC (Red & MDB, Yellow, Silver and Orange Books), NEC, Bespoke EPC, JCT D&B and Standard Building Contracts
Industries Buildings, Oil and Gas, Power and Utilities, Real Estate and Tourism, Sports and Entertainment, Transportation Infrastructure
Regional Experience Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East
Expert Highlights
  • Widely experienced and qualified surveyor.
  • Proven as a credible expert witness under cross-examination, including ‘hot-tubbing’.
  • Acts as both a delay and quantum expert.
  • Specialises in delay and quantum issues for complex civil and building infrastructure projects and industrial works
  • Acts as an assessor for RICS and provides professional training.

Tom Kapapa is a surveyor with over 20 years of construction industry experience. He acts as both a delay and quantum expert and has been appointed on eight occasions.

“Tom has a lot of experience in disputes, both in Qatar and internationally. He is very thorough and great with the details. Tom is a delight to work with and extremely user friendly.”

WWL Thought Leaders – Arbitration Expert Witnesses 2023

Tom has acted as expert for disputed sums up to US$600 million and for projects values in excess of US$5 billion. He has been cross-examined in international arbitration twice, including giving concurrent evidence (hot-tubbing), and has been praised by both counsel and tribunals for his testimony. Tom also acts as both an arbitrator and mediator and has taken the lead on a dispute adjudication board (DAB), as well as leading numerous claims negotiations.

Tom specialises in delay and quantum issues for civil and building infrastructure and industrial works. He quickly unravels complex situations, by simplifying the key elements necessary to solve issues, before reaching a formal dispute process.

Tom has a broad construction background, working as both a site manager and surveyor on a variety of projects across the Africa, the Middle East and the UK. His diverse sectoral experience ranges from major city developments (including high-rise tower buildings and leisure developments), road and motorway construction, rail and station construction, and major structural steelwork to water, wastewater and infrastructure drainage, power station construction, oil and gas development, LNG complex development, and mechanical and electrical infrastructure.

Tom is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a member of the Royal Institution of Surveyors (RICS) and an Academy of Experts certified quantum expert. He acts as an assessor for RICS in the Middle East and provides training and mentoring for quantity surveyors and contact administrators in Qatar.

Tom Kapapa enjoys a sterling reputation in the market with peers and clients naming him ‘a tier one expert in Qatar’.

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Location: Doha, Qatar

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