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David Merritt

David Merritt

HKAUnited Arab Emirates
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WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

David Merritt has "deep knowledge of the industry and the arbitration process", opine sources, and is "very composed under cross-examination, giving evidence with a great deal of gravitas".

Biography

David is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 30 years of experience in the construction and engineering industries. His wide variety of hands-on commercial and contract management experience provide a sound basis for more than 10 quantum expert commissions.

David has worked as a quantity surveyor and claims consultant on numerous major projects around the world. These range from harbour expansions and new hospitals in Tanzania to transport and infrastructure projects in Asia and Europe, and varied building projects across the Middle East. He has worked with governments and government agencies, funders, developers, contractors, architects and engineers.

From procurement strategy and risk management to the assessment and evaluation of claims and variations, David regularly advises clients on dispute resolution strategies and contractual requirements. He evaluates disputes relating to variations, prolongation, acceleration and disruption, drawing on his varied industry and regional experience to provide world class expert witness services.

David is a CEDR accredited mediator, CIArb accredited adjudicator and accredited member of the Academy of Experts.

David is highly regarded as a quantum expert who produces robust analysis and evidence to clearly identify cause and quantify disputed sums. Who’s Who Legal: Construction 2016 cited him as a "talented expert who is proficient at providing quantum analysis in disputes in the construction, civil engineering, transportation, rail and telecommunications sectors".

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

David Merritt enjoys a stellar international reputation for his tremendous understanding of arbitration proceedings as well as his impressive testifying work.

Biography

David is a chartered quantity surveyor and arbitrator with over 30 years of experience in the construction and engineering industries. His wide variety of hands-on commercial and contract management experience provide a sound basis for more than 10 quantum expert commissions.

David has worked as a quantity surveyor and claims consultant on numerous major projects around the world. These range from harbour expansions and new hospitals in Tanzania to transport and infrastructure projects in Asia and Europe, and varied building projects across the Middle East. He has worked with governments and government agencies, funders, developers, contractors, architects and engineers.

From procurement strategy and risk management to the assessment and evaluation of claims and variations, David regularly advises clients on dispute resolution strategies and contractual requirements. He evaluates disputes relating to variations, prolongation, acceleration and disruption, drawing on his varied industry and regional experience to provide world class expert witness services.

David is a CEDR accredited mediator, CIArb accredited adjudicator and accredited member of the Academy of Experts.

David is highly regarded as a quantum expert who produces robust analysis and evidence to clearly identify cause and quantify disputed sums. Who's Who Legal: Construction 2016 cited him as a "talented expert who is proficient at providing quantum analysis in disputes in the construction, civil engineering, transportation, rail and telecommunications sectors".

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