Ryan Shalabi earns acclaim from sources across the UAE for his expertise in quantum matters and his ability to practise in Arabic and English.
Ryan is a director at Turner & Townsend and head of Middle East contract services based in the United Arab Emirates. He has over 15 years’ experience, specialising in dispute resolution, dispute management and expert witness services. He has focused the majority of his career in this field on his work in the Middle East and is bilingual so able to serve the needs of clients in both Arabic and English and has formally acted in both languages.
He provides independent advice to clients and contractors on contractual issues and quantum matters on construction and civil engineering projects, and is regularly called upon to provide support and guidance to parties through the complexities of dispute resolution and arbitration in Middle Eastern jurisdictions.
He acts as a quantum expert witness in arbitration, arbitrator and advisor and has given evidence in both English and Arabic. Ryan is a chartered quantity surveyor, a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has an LLM in construction law and arbitration. He is also a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors accredited mediator.
Ryan has industry experience in roads and bridges, water treatment and distribution, desalination, wastewater treatment, distribution networks, airports, land reclamation, schools, hospitals, research facilities, high rise, housing schemes and commercial developments. He has experience in the Middle East, Africa and United Kingdom.