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Christopher O'Brien

Senior Associate

Chris is a Senior Associate in the Firm’s Construction and Real Estate department, with a focus on construction disputes.



Chris acts for a number of employers, contractors and subcontractors in a range of dispute resolution fora, in particular arbitration, mediation and in the local Qatar courts.


  • Representing a major Qatari respondent subcontractor in a Doha-seated ICC arbitration relating to a major project in Lusail, Qatar.
  • Acting on a major Doha-seated ICC arbitration for a claimant relating to the removal of gas facilities in Ras Laffan, Qatar.
  • Advising a major Chinese manufacturer in a dispute in front of the Courts of Qatar regarding the supply of major structural elements of a stadium for the FIFA World Cup 2022.
  • Acting as project counsel for a major contractor assisting with potential disputes relating to a further stadium for the FIFA World Cup 2022.
  • Advising a major construction consultant on proceedings brought in the Courts of Qatar by local authorities.​
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