Denis is a Partner and is head of the Firm’s Construction practice.

He has extensive experience advising sponsors, funders, developers, employers, operators, contractors, sub-contractors and professional teams on projects in the energy and utilities, transport, infrastructure, and real estate sectors. Denis’ practice encompasses both contentious and non-contentious construction law and project disputes. He regularly advises on contract negotiation, project delivery and dispute resolution including international arbitration, litigation and all forms of ADR.

Denis is familiar with all international standard forms of construction contract (FIDIC, ICE, NEC and JCT) and several of the bespoke forms used by government and quasi-government companies in the GCC. Denis has extensive experience managing large and complex disputes under the auspices of the ICC, the LCIA, the DIFC-LCIA, DIAC and ADCCAC as well as ad-hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Rules in addition to litigation (DIFC and local courts). He has variously adopted negotiation, mediation, adjudication, expert determination, arbitration and litigation as means of resolving disputes.​ Denis’ experience also extends to joint venture agreements and ancillary documentation (including consultant appointments, bonds, and guarantees).

Denis has practiced in the MENA region since 2012 and prior to that practiced in Dublin, Ireland. Denis is dual qualified in both Ireland and England & Wales. 

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