Alec Emmerson is an international arbitrator, an English and Hong Kong qualified solicitor and a legal consultant in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He was a partner in Clyde & Co from 1981 until 2008, spending 13 years as managing partner in Hong Kong from 1983 until 1996 and based in Dubai since 1999 as head of dispute resolution for the firm in the Middle East and since 2008 as a consultant. Alec has acted as party counsel in hundreds of arbitrations involving international trade, shipping and ship building, insurance and reinsurance, energy, commercial contracts, JV's, property, telecommunications and infrastructure. He has unique experience spanning UK and Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He retired early from Clyde & Co in order to spend more time as an arbitrator and mediator.
Since 2008 Alec has regularly been appointed as co-arbitrator, chair or sole arbitrator in numerous arbitrations under the Rules of ADCCAC, DIAC, DIFC-LCIA, ICC and SIAC, as well as in ad hoc/UNCITRAL arbitrations involving joint ventures, commercial contracts, investments, property, infrastructure, construction, employment and ship building.
He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of many institutional panels including ADCCAC, DIAC, HKIAC, KLRCA (and certified adjudicator), SIAC (including emergency panel). He is a member of LCIA and ICC (UAE) and a CEDR accredited mediator. He was a member of the DIFC Court users' committee from 2006 until 2011. He has authored many articles for trade publications and client updates, appears on business TV and radio and is a regular conference speaker. He has been listed as a leading individual by GAR since 2009 and is described by Chambers as "Disputes Czar" and "One of the most acclaimed, trusted and respected names in the market". He is recommended in many other directories.
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