Expert Profile

Lee Barry

Lee Barry

Regional Head of Diales (Middle East) - Quantum Expert

Qualifications

BSc (Hons)
LLM

Memberships & Associations

MRICS
MCIArb

Contract Experience

FIDIC
ICE
JCT
NEC

Presentations & Training

Presentations include:
The Role of the Expert in the UAE
Construction Fraud

Sectors

Building
Energy
Infrastructure
Marine
Oil & Gas
Transportation

Regional Experience

Africa
Europe
Middle East
United Kingdom

Highlights

  • Chartered Quantity Surveyor
  • Over 15 years of industry experience
  • Numerous international dispute appointments in the Middle East
  • Specialist in termination disputes
  • Appointed as arbitrator on a dispute in the Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Centre
  • Appointed as court expert on an AED 1.7b oil and gas dispute in the UAE
  • Given evidence in front of leading international arbitrators

Summary

Lee trained as a quantity surveyor with large contracting organisations in the UK, before relocating to the UAE as a claims surveyor for a major contracting company. For the past ten years Lee has provided consultancy services on major disputes within the Middle East to contractors and clients. He has particular experience of marine, civil engineering, infrastructure, aviation, rail, oil and gas, hospitals, prisons, stadiums, sewage treatment, as well as traditional building projects.

He has extensive experience specialising in the evaluation and analysis of complex claims resulting from delays, disruptions, acceleration, suspension, and termination.

Lee is regularly appointed as quantum expert on major disputes within the Middle East under various international arbitration rules proceedings. Lee has worked on a large number of the major disputes in Dubai with values of up to AED 3.2 billion.

He has been appointed as sole arbitrator on a dispute under the ADCCAC rules and has acted as a court appointed expert on an AED 1.7 billion oil and gas dispute.

Lee’s main areas of technical specialisation are in dealing with termination issues, complex final account and claims issues, valuation issues, variation issues, and claims including the financial effects of delays, prolongation, disruption, acceleration, cost escalation, plant depreciation, preliminaries thickening, overheads, loss of profit claims, and loss of opportunity claims.

This expert has recently been instructed by:

  • 4 Pump Court
  • Atkins Chambers
  • Al Tamimi & Co
  • Clifford Chance
  • King & Spalding
  • Simmons & Simmons

“I have worked with Lee in Dubai on a number of occasions. I found him to be very hands on and able to explain difficult concepts to both counsel and arbitral tribunals with ease.”

VIEW ALL EXPERTS