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Samantha Martin

T: +971 4407 3940 M: +971 50 808 9521 Email Samantha | vCard Office: Dubai

Samantha Martin Associate

Contact details

Samantha Martin

Samantha Martin
Associate

T: +971 4407 3940 M: +971 50 808 9521 Email Samantha | vCard Office: Dubai

Samantha is an associate in the dispute resolution team and is based in the Dubai office. She specialises in international arbitration and acts for clients in the construction and engineering sector in high-value, multi-jurisdictional disputes in various forums (including DIFC-LCIA, DIAC, ICC and LCIA). 
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Samantha has considerable experience in resolving construction and engineering disputes. She has acted for a client base comprising contractors, sub-contractors, developers, engineering companies, government bodies, and consultants in relation to both standard term and bespoke construction contracts.

She has also acted in both international and domestic arbitrations in relation to a variety of complex and high-value construction projects, including major government and transport infrastructure, mixed-use residential and commercial developments, major landmarks, museums and universities.

Having practiced in the Middle East since 2015, Samantha is familiar with the substantive laws and legal procedures in relation to various jurisdictions and arbitral institutions.

Samantha has also undertaken a secondment with a leading real estate developer which has constructed some of the most iconic residential, hospitality and commercial projects in the UAE.

Samantha is a currently a member of the CIArb Young Members Group (YMG). 

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Acting for a leading engineering contractor on a multi-million US dollar dispute against the employer and subcontractors in relation to a key landmark leisure project in Dubai.

Acting for one of Europe’s largest contractors in relation to a US$ 260 million dispute on the construction of a prestigious museum in the UAE. 

Acting for a leading contractor in relation to a dispute on the construction of a hospital project in KSA.

Acting for a leading elevator and escalator contractor in relation to claims against the main contractor for an infrastructure project in Qatar.

Acting for an oil company in relation to a US$ 2 million contract dispute in an arbitration seated in Dubai under the DIAC Rules.

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Acting for one of the MENA region’s leading contractors in relation to downstream claims regarding the design and construction of one of the UAE’s most prestigious higher education projects. The claims were valued at approximately US$ 250 million, and were referred to arbitration seated in the DIFC under the DIFC/LCIA Rules.

Acting for an Employer in relation to a dispute with the main contractor on the construction of one of the world’s tallest residential buildings. The claims were valued at approximately US$150 million, and were referred to arbitration seated in Dubai under the DIAC Rules. 

Acting for a Fortune 500 main contractor in relation to upstream and downstream claims regarding a contract package at a major international airport in the Middle East. The claims were valued at approximately US$ 200 million, and were referred to arbitration seated in Qatar under the ICC Rules. 

Acting for a European transport and engineering consultancy in relation to termination of the subcontract for an infrastructure project in Qatar.

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  • Construction and engineering

Acting for one of the MENA region’s leading contractors in relation to downstream claims regarding the design and construction of one of the UAE’s most prestigious higher education projects. The claims were valued at approximately US$ 250 million, and were referred to arbitration seated in the DIFC under the DIFC/LCIA Rules.

Acting for an Employer in relation to a dispute with the main contractor on the construction of one of the world’s tallest residential buildings. The claims were valued at approximately US$150 million, and were referred to arbitration seated in Dubai under the DIAC Rules.

Acting for a Fortune 500 main contractor in relation to upstream and downstream claims regarding a contract package at a major international airport in the Middle East. The claims were valued at approximately US$ 200 million, and were referred to arbitration seated in Qatar under the ICC Rules.

More: Construction and engineering

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  • Qatar

Acting for a leading engineering contractor on a multi-million US dollar dispute against the employer and subcontractors in relation to a key landmark leisure project in Dubai.

Acting for one of Europe’s largest contractors in relation to a US$ 260 million dispute on the construction of a prestigious museum in the UAE.

Acting for one of the MENA region’s leading contractors in relation to downstream claims regarding the design and construction of one of the UAE’s most prestigious higher education projects. The claims were valued at approximately US$ 250 million, and were referred to arbitration seated in the DIFC under the DIFC/LCIA Rules.

Acting for a Fortune 500 main contractor in relation to upstream and downstream claims regarding a contract package at a major international airport in the Middle East. The claims were valued at approximately US$ 200 million, and were referred to arbitration seated in Qatar under the ICC Rules.

Acting for a European transport and engineering consultancy in relation to termination of the subcontract for an infrastructure project in Qatar.

Acting for a Fortune 500 main contractor in relation to upstream and downstream claims regarding a contract package at a major international airport in the Middle East. The claims were valued at approximately US$ 200 million, and were referred to arbitration seated in Qatar under the ICC Rules.

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