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Patrick McPherson focuses on disputes relating to construction, energy and infrastructure projects.  A partner in our Trial and Global Disputes practice based in Dubai, Patrick represents clients across the Middle East, Asia and Africa driven by a pragmatic and commercial approach to dispute resolution.  Recognized in Legal 500 as having “substantial industry experience” and “an in depth knowledge of dealing with complex high value construction disputes in the GCC”, Patrick acts in complex and substantial claims for employers and developers, contractors and engineering and design consultants in a variety of dispute forums including the ICC, DIAC, LCIA, SCCA, ADCCAC as well as local courts.

Patrick is admitted to the High Court of New Zealand. Patrick was previously in-house counsel for one of the Middle East’s largest construction companies. Prior to working in the Middle East he was a Partner at a firm in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Credentials

LL.B., University of Canterbury

Dubai International Financial Centre Courts

New Zealand

Member of the International Bar Association and the Society of Construction Law

Recognized for “having substantial industry experience” and Recognized for “having an in depth knowledge of dealing with complex high value construction disputes in the GCC”


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Recognized for “having substantial industry experience” and Recognized for “having an in depth knowledge of dealing with complex high value construction disputes in the GCC”


Legal 500

Matters

International Airport Project in Dubai - Advising a contractor with claims for over US$800m arising out of the construction of Dubai International Airport. DIAC arbitration.

China Railway - Advising the main contractor consortium for Stage 2 of the Etihad Rail project, including on claims management. 

Iconic Hotel in Dubai - Advising a global engineering consultancy in defending claims in excess of $US320m arising out of a major fire in a high-rise hotel in Dubai.

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International Airport Project in Dubai - Advising a contractor with claims for over US$800m arising out of the construction of Dubai International Airport. DIAC arbitration.

China Railway - Advising the main contractor consortium for Stage 2 of the Etihad Rail project, including on claims management. 

Iconic Hotel in Dubai - Advising a global engineering consultancy in defending claims in excess of $US320m arising out of a major fire in a high-rise hotel in Dubai.

University Project in Abu Dhabi - Acting for a M.E.P subcontractor in a LCIA-DIFC arbitration regarding delay and variation claims in excess of US$140m arising out of a university project in Abu Dhabi.

Resort Complex - DIAC arbitration by a U.A.E company concerning a hotel/resort development in Abu Dhabi.

Hotels in KSA - Advising a KSA developer in advancing claims against a contractor in relation to hotel projects in Riyadh, Jeddah and Daman.

Hotel in Dubai Marina - advising a hotel owner in claims against an architect and main contractor due to a defective facade at a hotel in Dubai Marina.

Airport Terminal in Dubai - DIAC arbitration between joint venture partners for a new terminal development at Dubai International Airport.

Iconic Museum Project - advising the M.E.P. subcontractor in relation to claims against the main contractor arising out of a prestigious national museum development in Doha, Qatar.

Office Towers in Abu Dhabi - Advising an M.E.P. subcontractor for final account claims relating to commercial officer towers in Abu Dhabi.

Mixed Use Tower in Dubai - Acting for a contractor for claims against the employer relating to the construction of a hotel and office tower development in Dubai.

International Airport in Abu Dhabi - Advising a joint venture mechanical works subcontractor on the Midfield Terminal Project at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Campus Project in Qatar - Advising an M.E.P subcontractor in relation to final account claims relating to an educational facility in Doha.

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Matters

International Airport Project in Dubai - Advising a contractor with claims for over US$800m arising out of the construction of Dubai International Airport. DIAC arbitration.

China Railway - Advising the main contractor consortium for Stage 2 of the Etihad Rail project, including on claims management. 

Iconic Hotel in Dubai - Advising a global engineering consultancy in defending claims in excess of $US320m arising out of a major fire in a high-rise hotel in Dubai.

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Matters

International Airport Project in Dubai - Advising a contractor with claims for over US$800m arising out of the construction of Dubai International Airport. DIAC arbitration.

China Railway - Advising the main contractor consortium for Stage 2 of the Etihad Rail project, including on claims management. 

Iconic Hotel in Dubai - Advising a global engineering consultancy in defending claims in excess of $US320m arising out of a major fire in a high-rise hotel in Dubai.

University Project in Abu Dhabi - Acting for a M.E.P subcontractor in a LCIA-DIFC arbitration regarding delay and variation claims in excess of US$140m arising out of a university project in Abu Dhabi.

Resort Complex - DIAC arbitration by a U.A.E company concerning a hotel/resort development in Abu Dhabi.

Hotels in KSA - Advising a KSA developer in advancing claims against a contractor in relation to hotel projects in Riyadh, Jeddah and Daman.

Hotel in Dubai Marina - advising a hotel owner in claims against an architect and main contractor due to a defective facade at a hotel in Dubai Marina.

Airport Terminal in Dubai - DIAC arbitration between joint venture partners for a new terminal development at Dubai International Airport.

Iconic Museum Project - advising the M.E.P. subcontractor in relation to claims against the main contractor arising out of a prestigious national museum development in Doha, Qatar.

Office Towers in Abu Dhabi - Advising an M.E.P. subcontractor for final account claims relating to commercial officer towers in Abu Dhabi.

Mixed Use Tower in Dubai - Acting for a contractor for claims against the employer relating to the construction of a hotel and office tower development in Dubai.

International Airport in Abu Dhabi - Advising a joint venture mechanical works subcontractor on the Midfield Terminal Project at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Campus Project in Qatar - Advising an M.E.P subcontractor in relation to final account claims relating to an educational facility in Doha.

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Credentials

LL.B., University of Canterbury

Dubai International Financial Centre Courts

New Zealand

Member of the International Bar Association and the Society of Construction Law

Recognized for “having substantial industry experience” and Recognized for “having an in depth knowledge of dealing with complex high value construction disputes in the GCC”


Legal 500

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Recognition

Recognized for “having substantial industry experience” and Recognized for “having an in depth knowledge of dealing with complex high value construction disputes in the GCC”


Legal 500