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Igor Corelj

Igor Corelj

HKAOffice 1406, 14th FloorMarina Plaza, Dubai MarinaDubaiUnited Arab EmiratesP.O. Box 31450

Future Leader

WWL Ranking: Future Leader

Peers and clients say:

“Igor is extremely hard working, outcome-focused and manages his team brilliantly”

“He has the ability to process vast amounts of data and drill down to the key issues, identifying strengths and weaknesses to the client’s position”


Igor Corelj is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and structural engineer with nearly 15 years of international construction industry experience. He has acted as a quantum expert four times and has assisted the named expert on numerous occasions.

Igor has been appointed by the main contractor on multiple residential and commercial building project disputes across the Middle East and relating to the termination of an EPC contract for a power station in the UAE, with disputed values in excess of $130 million. He has also assisted on numerous complex engineering and construction arbitration matters with disputed values of up to $2 billion, including attendance at multiple hearings. 

Igor’s experience includes on-site contracting, commercial management of large infrastructure projects at head office level, and consultancy services at all stages and aspects of the project lifecycle. He has been based in the Middle East since 2009, successfully leading large multidisciplinary teams and working across the whole supply chain, giving him a thorough insight into the diversity of contractual arrangements and the issues arising out of them.

Igor’s expertise includes valuation of defects, variations, delay and disruption, and termination. He combines detailed technical knowledge, international commercial management experience and an awareness of legal issues to clearly articulate methodical explanations of key issues. He has acted as an expert under both DIAC and UNCITRAL rules.

Igor is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation. He is an RICS accredited mediator, an RICS counsellor and sits as an RICS accessor in Dubai. Igor holds a degree in structural engineering, a diploma in international contract management and a master’s in construction law and dispute resolution. He is also a committee member and acts as a membership secretary of the Society of Construction Law (Gulf).

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