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Guy Elkington

Guy Elkington

AnkuraRolex Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road7B, 7th Floor, PO Box 413705DubaiUnited Arab Emirates

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WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader
Thought Leaders - Construction Experts 2020
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

Peers and clients say:

“Guy is one of the best quantum experts, if not the best in the region”
“He is very well prepped, very sensible, a really nice guy and easy to work with”
“He is a sensible and independent expert”
 

Biography

Guy Elkington is a senior managing director at Ankura, based in Dubai. He is a chartered quantity surveyor with over 30 years’ experience in the international construction industry, and has lived and worked in the UK, the Middle East and East Asia. Guy acts as an expert witness in construction arbitrations providing testimony on quantum issues. He also occasionally sits as an arbitrator on construction disputes. He has primarily been involved with FIDIC/ICE-based civil engineering, rail, infrastructure and building contracts, and EPC/fabrication contracts relating to the oil and gas and power projects. He has provided financial and commercial advice on a broad range of projects to a variety of organisations in both the public and private sectors.

Guy’s professional experience in relation to process plants and power projects includes the provision of expert witness evidence and expert advice on disputes relating to oil and gas projects (both onshore and offshore facilities), power plants, sewage treatment plants and waste-to-energy plants throughout the Middle East region including the UAE, Iraq, Qatar, Iran, Oman, and Kuwait, on claims/disputes ranging from US$50 million to over US$1 billion.

In the infrastructure arena, Guy has: been appointed to lead a multi-disciplinary forensic team on behalf of a Middle East government entity defending construction claims in arbitration in excess of US$5 billion, on a multibillion-dollar infrastructure rail project and simultaneously undertaking an independent assessment of those claims to enable settlement offers to be made/achieved; been appointed as arbitrator on arbitration relating to the construction of an airport hangar facility in the Middle East; and provided expert advice on a number of new airport and infrastructure projects in the Middle East region and East Asia involving litigation, arbitration and insolvency issues relating to terminal construction, airfield infrastructure and other related transport connections/interfaces, port facilities, transport interchanges, and rail and metro projects.

In commercial projects, Guy as acted as an expert witness and provided expert advice on mixed-use developments, and retail and hospitality-related projects including hotels, shopping centres (including those combined with office and residential structures) and sports facilities. In residential projects, he has provided expert evidence and advice on disputes relating to multiple residential projects, ranging from high-rise structures (100-plus storeys) to low-rise large-scale housing developments (500-plus structures), including many distressed and terminated projects.

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

WWL says

Guy Elkington is "one of the most prominent guys out there" according to sources who rate him as "highly professional and conscientious".

Biography

Guy Elkington is a senior managing director at Ankura, based in Dubai. He is a chartered quantity surveyor with over 30 years’ experience in the international construction industry, and has lived and worked in the UK, the Middle East and East Asia. Guy acts as an expert witness in construction arbitrations providing testimony on quantum issues. He also occasionally sits as an arbitrator on construction disputes. He has primarily been involved with FIDIC/ICE-based civil engineering, rail, infrastructure and building contracts, and EPC/fabrication contracts relating to the oil and gas and power projects. He has provided financial and commercial advice on a broad range of projects to a variety of organisations in both the public and private sectors.

Guy’s professional experience in relation to process plants and power projects includes the provision of expert witness evidence and expert advice on disputes relating to oil and gas projects (both onshore and offshore facilities), power plants, sewage treatment plants and waste-to-energy plants throughout the Middle East region including the UAE, Iraq, Qatar, Iran, Oman, and Kuwait, on claims/disputes ranging from US$50 million to over US$1 billion.

In the infrastructure arena, Guy has: been appointed to lead a multi-disciplinary forensic team on behalf of a Middle East government entity defending construction claims in arbitration in excess of US$5 billion, on a multibillion-dollar infrastructure rail project and simultaneously undertaking an independent assessment of those claims to enable settlement offers to be made/achieved; been appointed as arbitrator on arbitration relating to the construction of an airport hangar facility in the Middle East; and provided expert advice on a number of new airport and infrastructure projects in the Middle East region and East Asia involving litigation, arbitration and insolvency issues relating to terminal construction, airfield infrastructure and other related transport connections/interfaces, port facilities, transport interchanges, and rail and metro projects.

In commercial projects, Guy as acted as an expert witness and provided expert advice on mixed-use developments, and retail and hospitality-related projects including hotels, shopping centres (including those combined with office and residential structures) and sports facilities. In residential projects, he has provided expert evidence and advice on disputes relating to multiple residential projects, ranging from high-rise structures (100-plus storeys) to low-rise large-scale housing developments (500-plus structures), including many distressed and terminated projects.

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