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Khalil Abu Arja

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Khalil Abu Arja

Senior Consultant


+971 (0) 2 641 7168 (Work)
+971 55 817 2871 (Mobile)
Office 1603, SJ Tower, Airport Road
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Khalil possesses multi-disciplined knowledge which has enabled him to provide contractual consulting services for numerous large-scale projects in the Middle East.

He has been involved in contractual and commercial claim preparation for both employers and contractors. His experience has included evaluating contract documents and project correspondence and the analysis of disputes caused by delays, change orders, variation instructions and Force Majeure events.

Khalil has significant experience in relation to hotels and leisure, having worked on major projects in the sector, including in relation to leisure parks, 5 Star luxury hotels and mixed-use resort projects comprising hotel, convention center, entertainment and shopping mall facilities as well as luxury apartments. He also has experience on a number of broader residential and commercial building projects.

As well as hotels and leisure, Khalil also has particular experience in the oil & gas and power and utilities sectors across the Middle East including in Oman, Kuwait and the UAE on onshore/offshore projects and refinery plant installations, desalination plants and wastewater treatment plants.

In addition, Khalil has assisted both experts and arbitrators. For example, performing the role of assistant to a Quantum Expert on a significant Arbitration in Saudi Arabia, as well as assisting the sole arbitrator in the critical analysis of claims in an ADCCAC Arbitration and subsequently supporting the sole arbitrator in determining the arbitral award.