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Michael Stokes

Michael Stokes

Ankura55 Bishopsgate2nd FloorLondonEnglandEC2N 3AS

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

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Michael Stokes is renowned for his expertise on quantum and is also “very strong on matters relating to delays”.

Biography

Michael Stokes is a senior managing director at Ankura, based in London. He is an internationally recognised quantum expert, with more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry. Michael has worked across all industries, but his core areas of expertise include rail (systems and rolling stock); power and process plants; pipelines; offshore platforms; stadia; major commercial buildings, including high-rise; and major infrastructure projects including ports, highways, tunnels, and airports.

He is regularly appointed as an independent expert on complex and high-value disputes. His core discipline is quantum, but he has also provided effective evidence in relation to delay and the standard of performance of quantity surveyors and project managers. Having been instructed in arbitration or litigation on more than 50 occasions, Michael has testified in a number of forums and jurisdictions including the UK, France, Denmark, UAE, Qatar and Australia.

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

WWL says

Michael Stokes is a “bright” and “extremely good quantum expert”, hailed for his tremendous expertise in delay analysis.

Biography

Michael Stokes is a senior managing director at Ankura, based in London. He is an internationally recognised quantum expert, with more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry. Michael has worked across all industries, but his core areas of expertise include rail (systems and rolling stock); power and process plants; pipelines; offshore platforms; stadia; major commercial buildings, including high-rise; and major infrastructure projects including ports, highways, tunnels and airports.

He is regularly appointed as an independent expert on complex and high-value disputes. His core discipline is quantum, but he has also provided effective evidence in relation to delay and the standard of performance of quantity surveyors and project managers. Having been instructed in arbitration or litigation on more than 50 occasions, Michael has testified in a number of forums and jurisdictions including the UK, France, Denmark, the UAE, Qatar and Australia.

Michael was recently appointed on behalf of the government project sponsor as quantum expert in connection with 350km water pipeline and well field (55 production wells) project dispute. He rovided independent evidence in Uncitral proceedings regarding all quantum aspects of the case, including valuation of variations, delay, disruption, and acceleration; and he testified at a hearing in Paris.

He was also appointed on behalf of the contractor as quantum expert in connection with 530km, 42-inch diameter gas pipeline project dispute. He provided independent quantum evidence in ICC proceedings regarding all quantum aspects of the case, including valuation of variations, delay, disruption, and acceleration, as well as a quantum meruit claim; and he testified at a hearing in Australia, giving concurrent evidence.

Michael was appointed as quantum expert on behalf of the plant owner of a new 5000 TPD cement plant in Qatar. Claims related to unpaid certificates, variations and prolongation, and other delay-related claims and counterclaims, with total sums in dispute in excess of US$100 million. He testified at an ICC arbitration hearing in Qatar, giving concurrent evidence.

He was appointed as quantum expert on behalf of the Yard in connection with a claim related to the world’s largest wind assisted yacht. The claims related to the proper valuation of the works, and he testified at a hearing in London.

He was appointed as a quantum expert in an ICC arbitration in connection with a container port expansion project in the Middle East. Complex quantum issues arose regarding substantial costs to complete and the terminated contractor’s damages. Claims and counterclaims totalled circa US$50 million. He testified at a hearing in London.

He was appointed as quantum expert on behalf of a major subcontractor providing all the flexible pavement works on a major new highway in Qatar. Issues related to method of measurement, materials quantities, delay, and disruption costs. He testified at an ICC hearing in Qatar, and the claims were valued at circa £35 million.

He was appointed as quantum expert in connection with specialist airport services package on a major international airport expansion project in the Middle East. High-value claims related to disputed variations and contra charges, prolongation, and complex disruption. He testified at DIAC hearing, giving evidence concurrently.

He was appointed as quantum expert appointed on behalf of mechanical and electrical subcontractor, in a case relating to disputed variations, and delay and disruption costs for a new hotel project in the UAE.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

The “established” Michael Stokes comes recommended as “a highly regarded international quantum expert” and “a cut above most experts in the industry”.

Biography

Michael Stokes is a senior managing director at Ankura, based in London. He is an internationally recognised quantum expert, with more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry. Michael has worked across all industries, but his core areas of expertise include rail (systems and rolling stock); power and process plants; pipelines; offshore platforms; stadia; major commercial buildings, including high-rise; and major infrastructure projects including ports, highways, tunnels and airports.

He is regularly appointed as an independent expert on complex and high-value disputes. His core discipline is quantum, but he has also provided effective evidence in relation to delay and the standard of performance of quantity surveyors and project managers. Having been instructed in arbitration or litigation on more than 50 occasions, Michael has testified in a number of forums and jurisdictions including the UK, France, Denmark, the UAE, Qatar and Australia.

Michael was recently appointed on behalf of the government project sponsor as quantum expert in connection with 350km water pipeline and well field (55 production wells) project dispute. He provided independent evidence in Uncitral proceedings regarding all quantum aspects of the case, including valuation of variations, delay, disruption, and acceleration; and he testified at a hearing in Paris.

He was also appointed on behalf of the contractor as quantum expert in connection with a 530km, 42-inch diameter gas pipeline project dispute. He provided independent quantum evidence in ICC proceedings regarding all quantum aspects of the case, including valuation of variations, delay, disruption, and acceleration, as well as a quantum meruit claim; and he testified at a hearing in Australia, giving concurrent evidence.

Michael was appointed as quantum expert on behalf of the plant owner of a new 5000 TPD cement plant in Qatar. Claims related to unpaid certificates, variations and prolongation, and other delay-related claims and counterclaims, with total sums in dispute in excess of US$100 million. He testified at an ICC arbitration hearing in Qatar, giving concurrent evidence.

He was appointed as quantum expert on behalf of the Yard in connection with a claim related to the world’s largest wind assisted yacht. The claims related to the proper valuation of the works, and he testified at a hearing in London.

He was appointed as a quantum expert in an ICC arbitration in connection with a container port expansion project in the Middle East. Complex quantum issues arose regarding substantial costs to complete and the terminated contractor’s damages. Claims and counterclaims totalled circa US$50 million. He testified at a hearing in London.

He was appointed as quantum expert on behalf of a major subcontractor providing all the flexible pavement works on a major new highway in Qatar. Issues related to method of measurement, materials quantities, delay, and disruption costs. He testified at an ICC hearing in Qatar, and the claims were valued at circa £35 million.

He was appointed as quantum expert in connection with specialist airport services package on a major international airport expansion project in the Middle East. High-value claims related to disputed variations and contra charges, prolongation, and complex disruption. He testified at DIAC hearing, giving evidence concurrently.

He was appointed as quantum expert appointed on behalf of mechanical and electrical subcontractor, in a case relating to disputed variations, and delay and disruption costs for a new hotel project in the UAE.

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