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HKA welcomes Mark Castell as a Partner in the Middle East

HKA, one of the world’s leading privately owned, independent providers of consulting, expert and advisory services for the construction, manufacturing, process and technology industries, is delighted to welcome Mark Castell as a Partner based in the Middle East.

Mark will join the Middle East Expert team and will play a significant role in growing the firm’s expert service capabilities and clientele in the region. He has been appointed as expert witness on more than 25 occasions on quantum and delay on disputes of more than US$110m and several years of delay.

Haroon Niazi, Partner and Head of the Middle East said: “We are delighted to welcome Mark to HKA in the Middle East. His strong track record of delivering for clients in both a consultancy and expert witness capacity make him a credit to any business. We look forward to working with him to grow our expert witness offering in the region.”

Jad Chouman, Partner and Head of the Middle East said: “Mark is a well-respected expert in both quantum and delay and brings with him enormous international experience in the industry. We are excited to have him on board.”

Mark trained as a quantity surveyor working for large contracting organisations in the United Kingdom, principally working on civil engineering projects with an increasing involvement in disputed contractual matters, claims, delays and formal dispute proceedings.

After a period working in France, Mark moved to contract and commercial consultancy in 1999 and then relocated to the Netherlands in 2003. His experience then broadened with involvement in projects in the energy, marine and offshore, building, infrastructure, process and industrial sectors in Europe (including Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania and the UK), Africa (including Egypt, Gambia, Libya, Kenya and Nigeria) the Far East, the Middle East (Iraq, UAE and Oman), Australia, United States and the Caribbean. In 2019, Mark moved to the United Arab Emirates.

Mark Castell said: “I am very pleased to have joined HKA’s Middle East team. The synergy between my personal aspirations and those of the HKA business attracted me to the opportunity and I am looking forward to this new chapter in my career.”

Mark holds a Diploma in Quantity Surveying, an MBA from the University of Manchester, where he made the Director’s List in 2004, and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

HKA’s experts act in support of litigation and international or local arbitration cases on every continent. Experienced as party or tribunal appointed expert witnesses, they are able to advise and if needed give evidence under cross-examination, including concurrent ‘hot-tubbing’.

The firm has a long and enviable track record of working for the world’s largest international law firms, on many of its most complex megaprojects in buildings, industrial and manufacturing, power and utilities, resources, technology and transportation infrastructure.


ABOUT HKA

HKA is one of the world’s leading privately owned, independent providers of consulting, expert and advisory services for the construction, manufacturing, process and technology industries.

We also have particular experience advising clients on the economic impact of commercial and investment treaty disputes and in forensic accounting matters. In addition, HKA supports companies that conduct business with the US Federal Government, providing them with consulting services on complex government contracting matters.

As trusted independent consultants, experts and advisors, we deliver solutions amid uncertainty, dispute and overrun, and provide the insights that make the best possible outcomes a reality for public and private sector clients worldwide.

HKA has in excess of 1,000 consultants, experts and advisors across 50 offices in 19 countries.

For more information about HKA, visit www.hka.com and connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter (@HKAGlobal) and Facebook.

Media Contact:
Joanne Worman
joanneworman@hka.com

I am very pleased to have joined HKA’s Middle East team. The synergy between my personal aspirations and those of the HKA business attracted me to the opportunity and I am looking forward to this new chapter in my career.”
Mark Castell, Partner, HKA
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