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Tom Kapapa

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WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Tom Kapapa is "professional, calm and focused" according to clients who note that "he does very well under cross-examination" and is "very convincing in front of a tribunal".

Biography

Tom is a surveyor with 20 years of construction industry experience. He acts as both delay and quantum expert, and has been appointed on five occasions.

Tom has a broad construction background, working as a site manager and a surveyor on a variety of projects across Africa, the Middle East and the UK. His diverse sectoral experience ranges from major city developments (including high-rise tower buildings and leisure developments), road and motorway construction, rail and station construction, and major structural steelwork to water, wastewater and infrastructure drainage, power station construction, oil and gas development, LNG complex development, and mechanical and electrical infrastructure.

Tom specialises in delay and quantum issues for civil and building infrastructure and industrial works. He quickly unravels complex situations, by simplifying the key elements necessary to solve issues, before reaching a formal dispute process.

Tom has acted as expert for disputed sums up to US$600 million and for projects values in excess of US$5 billion He has been cross-examined in international arbitration twice, including giving concurrent evidence (hot-tubbing), and has been praised by counsel and tribunals alike for his testimony. Tom also acts as both an arbitrator and a mediator, and has taken the lead on a dispute adjudication board (DAB), as well as leading numerous claims negotiations.

Tom is a member of the Royal Institution of Surveyors (RICS); Qatar country representative on the Dispute Resolution Board Forum; and an Academy of Experts-certified quantum expert. He acts as an assessor for RICS in the Middle East and provides training and mentoring for quantity surveyors and contact administrators in Qatar.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Tom Kapapa wins high praise from sources who commend his “impressive testifying skills and ability to keep calm and poised under pressure”.

Biography

Tom is a surveyor with 20 years of construction industry experience. He acts as both delay and quantum expert, and has been appointed on five occasions.

Tom has a broad construction background, working as a site manager and a surveyor on a variety of projects across Africa, the Middle East and the UK. His diverse sectoral experience ranges from major city developments (including high-rise tower buildings and leisure developments), road and motorway construction, rail and station construction, and major structural steelwork to water, wastewater and infrastructure drainage, power station construction, oil and gas development, LNG complex development, and mechanical and electrical infrastructure.

Tom specialises in delay and quantum issues for civil and building infrastructure and industrial works. He quickly unravels complex situations, by simplifying the key elements necessary to solve issues, before reaching a formal dispute process.

Tom has acted as expert for disputed sums up to US$600 million and for projects values in excess of US$5 billion He has been cross-examined in international arbitration twice, including giving concurrent evidence (hot-tubbing), and has been praised by counsel and tribunals alike for his testimony. Tom also acts as both an arbitrator and a mediator, and has taken the lead on a dispute adjudication board (DAB), as well as leading numerous claims negotiations.

Tom is a member of the Royal Institution of Surveyors (RICS); Qatar country representative on the Dispute Resolution Board Forum; and an Academy of Experts-certified quantum expert. He acts as an assessor for RICS in the Middle East and provides training and mentoring for quantity surveyors and contact administrators in Qatar.

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