british omani lawyers association

David Thomas QC, Treasurer of OBLA, and Jane Lemon QC, Assistant Treasurer of OBLA, will discuss and analyse key issues that arise in Construction Disputes focusing in particular on (1) the arbitration process including assembling an effective legal and expert team, working with barristers, choosing the right arbitrators and what to expect from the process and (2) typical construction claims including proving and defending delay and disruption claims, termination disputes and consequential losses/loss of profit issues.

Event details

Tuesday 27 October 2015

17.30 Registration

18.00 Masterclass commences

19.00 Q&A session

19.30 Drinks


Anglo Omani Society

34 Sackville Street

London W1S 3ED

About the speakers

DAVID THOMAS QC is a specialist in international arbitration. He has wide experience of commercial contracts, construction, engineering, and energy sector disputes. He has acted as leading counsel on a number of arbitrations involving projects In Oman.

David is known for his forceful advocacy, incisive cross-examination skills, commercial awareness and the clarity and practicality of his advice. He has been consistently recommended as one of the leading practitioners in his fields by Chambers, Chambers Global and the Legal 500 and he is frequently instructed on high value disputes before international arbitral and other tribunals including the Dubai World Tribunal, as well as the English Courts. A large part of his practice now arises from GCC countries, Asia and Africa and he has acted on numerous disputes on FIDIC and FIDIC derived forms of contract as well as the Oman Standard Form.

JANE LEMON QC specialises in international arbitration involving construction, engineering, energy, shipbuilding and technology disputes. She regularly acts on disputes involving FIDIC contracts and has acted on a number of disputes in Oman.

She is recommended in Chambers, Chambers Global and the Legal 500 for being a fine advocate who is “very clever” and “famed for her intellectual prowess” but also a team player who is “exceptionally hard-working” and “extremely user-friendly“. As a result, she continues to be Counsel of choice to many loyal clients and has acted on numerous complex international arbitrations but also substantial domestic litigation.


RSVP by Saturday, 10 October 2015 to Asad Qayyum by telephone on +968 9468 1411 or by email on

Please note that there will only be [40] places for this master class and will be allocated on a first response basis.