HKA is the leading global consultancy in risk mitigation and dispute resolution, using our multi-disciplinary expertise to provide a comprehensive set of specialist services:

  • Expert, Claims and Advisory services for the capital projects and infrastructure sector
  • Forensic Accounting and Commercial Damages services for all types of contracts, including commercial and investment treaty disputes
  • Consulting services to support companies working on US Federal Government contracts


Our services

Our services include risk mitigation and dispute resolution where our consultants and experts span the full range of disciplines including:

Claims and dispute resolution

Our claims and dispute resolution consultants investigate and analyse the cause and effect of events, prepare submissions and present cases. Our skills and experience are invaluable when analysing contractual entitlement and causation, and quantifying the effects in pursuing or defending claims. This thorough evaluation leads to the best solutions for our clients.

We provide:

  • Claims and dispute resolution
  • Claims management
  • Claims governance
  • Claims avoidance
  • Dispute avoidance
  • Expert services

Expert services

HKA has hundreds of experts with vast experience in every major industry sector and discipline. They have the commercial, financial, planning, scheduling, technical and language skills to get quickly to the heart of the most complex issues.

We provide:

  • Expert advisory
  • Expert determination
  • Dispute Expert Witnesses
  • Delay
  • Quantum and damages
  • Engineering, architecture and technical
  • Forensic accounting and commercial damages

Our clients

HKA works with contractors, legal firms and other professional service providers, as well as owners and operators, financial institutions and insurers.

We have a demonstrable track record in the Middle East. working for a wide range of clients across many sectors and industries including buildings, manufacturing and industrial, power and utilities, oil and gas, transportation infrastructure and technology.

Notable projects that HKA in the Middle East has been involved with include:

  • Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies – Doha, Qatar
  • Dubai Opera – Dubai, UAE
  • Dubai Parks – Dubai, UAE
  • Dubai Eye – Dubai, UAE
  • Cleveland Clinic – Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Burj Khalifa – Dubai, UAE
  • Jeddah Tower – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Expo 2020 – Dubai, UAE
  • Sadara Chemical Plant – Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia
  • Ma’aden Aluminium Project – Ras Al Khair, Saudi Arabia
  • Yanbu 3 Power & Desalination Plant – Al-Madinah Province, Saudi Arabia
  • Al Khafji Desalination Plant – Al Khafji, Saudi Arabia
  • Pearl Gas-To-Liquids (GTL) Plant – Ras Laffan, Qatar
  • Yemen Lng Plant – Balhaf, Yemen
  • Northern Border Security Project – Saudi Arabia/Iraq Border
  • Dubai International Airport – Dubai, UAE
  • Muscat Airport, Muscat, Oman
  • Bahrain Airport, Bahrain
  • Doha Metro – Doha, Qatar
  • Hamad International Airport – Doha, Qatar
  • Lusail Expressway – Doha – Lusail, Qatar
  • Muscat Expressway & Central Corridor Projects – Muscat, Oman

Our people consistently aim to anticipate the needs of our clients and provide them with high-value, innovative and quality services.

A multi-disciplinary approach to disputes

Whether providing expert advisory, expert determination or expert witness services, HKA occupies the unique, multi-disciplinary service that combines quantum, engineering, architecture and technical, delay, disruption, forensic accounting, damages, and government contracts analysis.

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HKA’s integrated research programme, CRUX, draws on our unprecedented bank of knowledge to provide valuable insights into the most common causes of claims and disputes on engineering and construction projects where our experts have provided claims consulting and dispute resolution services on major capital projects across multiple sectors around the world.

Clients have access to a rich resource of major project data from hundreds of projects with a combined value exceeding trillions of dollars. All decision-makers on projects can profit from a clearer understanding of the recurring causes of claims and disputes.

Download your copy of CRUX in English at

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Professional standing and recognition

We consistently rank highly in Global Arbitration Review (GAR) 100 Expert Witness Power Index and are the largest corporate providers to The Academy of Experts.

View the results at The GAR 30 and Power Index revealed – Global Arbitration Review

In the 2022 global Who’s Who Legal (WWL) analysis of expert witnesses in construction, HKA again emerges as the top firm. For the sixth successive year, HKA has more expert witnesses commended by the marketplace for their exceptional work across the construction industry than any other consultancy worldwide.

The WWL Construction – Expert Witnesses 2022 analysis involves months of research, canvassing and evaluating the opinions of law firm clients and construction experts from around the world. It is an authoritative international guide to expert advisers and witnesses on quantum, delay and disruption, and damages, as well as forensic technical issues in major construction arbitration and litigation.

HKA remains the foremost firm in its field, with a world-leading 46 experts, including eight future leaders, drawn from its offices in America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Oceania.

View the press release at HKA tops construction expert witnesses list for sixth straight year | HKA

­­Middle East Consultant Awards 2022 – Dispute Resolution Champions

HKA was awarded the Middle East Consultant 2022 Specialist Consultancy of the Year award for dispute resolution, recognising and celebrating our expert consultants at the heart of the construction and development sectors.

­­Middle East Consultant Awards 2022 – Dispute Resolution Champions (

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Jad Chouman

Partner & Head of Middle East

Location: Dubai, UAE

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