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Eng-Dr Jamal M. Chaykhouni
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Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
CEO/Founder of Almarsat Project Development (APD) & Canada Quality Experts (CQE) Home of Technical Experts in Resolving Disputes since 2005. Over 35 years success as a Civil Engineer in Transport, Sea Ports ,Airports& Energy on World landmark projects with international proficiency in Construction Management Quantum Claim Preparation & Delay Analysis, Feasibility Studies, over 1,500+ ADR (Expert Determination , Adjudication, Mediation & International Arbitration). A Certified Opinion Engineer at Dubai Municipality, providing consultancy Services to International Banks, Insurances Disputes, in Asian-African- European Regions.

Professional Background

  • 2008-2013 - LACASA (Dubai, UAE)
    Corporate Director - COO : In Asia, Africa, MENA Region (Libya, Sudan, Qatar, KSA & UAE) & African States.
    Contracts & Senior Project Director : Leading until S 2010 projects supervision for over 30 projects in Dubai.
  • 1989-2007 – DUTCO BALFOUR BEATTY (Dubai, UAE)
    Projects / QHES Group Manager
  • 2004-2007 – QA/QC at Dutco Balfour Beatty and Consolidated Contractors International Company (DBB/AG & CCC) Manager leading 198 QA/QC @ Dubai Mall, Dubai Royal Air Wing and Atlantis Hotel.
  • 1998-2003- Project Director and Client Representative, floating Restaurant Jebel Ali Hotel & Client Representative for Emirates Aviation Services. QA-QC Manager for 33 water Dams Projects in UAE.
  • 1993-2003 - Chief Engineer for the Design and Build of the Airport New Duty-Free offices and the Dubai Air- show 1997, Project Manager, Dubai Ports, and Airport, highways, Marine works in Dubai.
  • 1989-1994 - Project Engineer and Chief Engineer for the construction of Dubai Duty Free, MINHAD Airbase, Al Maktoum Bridges, the development of Jebel Ali Ports works/Substructure & Rehabilitation works of Port of Jebel Ali, Sheikh Mohamed Island & Shindaga underwater Tunnel.
  • 1984-1989 – J&P OVERSEAS LTD (Cyprus, Oman & UAE) Deputy Project Manager : for Infrastructure Roadwork SOHAR-OMAN, Engineer for Aerodrome Pavements & Roads, Al-Dhafra-Airbase-UAE. Site Engineer for the construction of Nicosia-Limassol Highway.

Experience

Key CASE REFERENCES HIGHLIGHTING EXPERT – ARBITRATOR DISPUTES List 1. 15057/2016 – DUBAI FINANCIAL CENTRE (DIFC-LCIA) as Co-Arbitrator involved UK Queen Council . Contractor-Developer Construction dispute over school building defects in Dubai, claim amount (U$D 1.7 M). 2. Emirates Maritime Arbitration Center EMAC 1st.case 1/2018 ( DIFC-LCIA) as Co-Arbitrator with UK Queen Council. EPC dispute (off shore Oil Islands construction) patent Marine construction procurement, claim ( U$D 1.7M +) 3. 82/2008 – DIAC as Co-Arbitrator Main Contractor-Subcontractor dispute on towers in Dubai Marble and granite defects, claim amount (U$D 1.5M) 4. 556/2016 – REAL ESTATE – DUBAI COURT as Chairman of the Arbitration Tribunal Developer-Investor Dispute over Real Estate contracts resulting damages to investor, Claim amount (U$D 1.3M). 5. 660/2016 REAL ESTATE – DUBAI COURT as Sole Arbitrator. Developer-Investor dispute where developer delayed causing damages to the investor. Claim amount (U$D 12.2M). In addition to over 1,500+ cases as Court Expert witness covering 100’s disputes on Quantum, Technical Compliance & Delay analysis Developers, Contractor-Sub Contractors contracts - Airports, Seaports, key Tourists developments, Hospitals, Education Institution &landmark construction disputes. Overall values in U$D Billions.

Degrees

Bachelor Degree of Science in Civil Engineering NEC, N.H – USA (1985). Master in Business Administration with Distinction (Dean List), Master Information Systems on Dean List, City University Washington Micro-Master Energy Principles & Renewable Energy from University of Queensland -Australia Natural Resources for Sustainable Development (Oil Gas & Mining) SDG Certified Project management Development by International Environmental Eng Dept.? Coastal Engineering Tsunamis-Storm by Waseda Univ Innovative Governance of Large Urban Systems by Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne. Global Environmental Management -Urban ,Environment-Climate Change by Technical University of Denmark. Artificial Intelligence University of London Doctorate in Construction & Energy contracts-Law (With Honors) LLM Master of Law (Dispute Resolution) -Kings College Certified International Arbitrator by Grotius for International Legal Studies - The Hague -PCA, NL Certified Adjudicator from AIAC – CIPPA 2013 CEDAR Mediator from School of Law International University of Business& Economy in Beijing-China Harvard University Contract Law ( Trust-to Promise- to Contract) Harvard Intellectual Property Law & Policy School of Law -University of Pennsylvania International Water Law (Dual French-English) by Universite De Genève - European Business Law-Competing in Europe from Lund University -Sweden Challenging Forensic Science-How Science Should Speak to Court - Université de Lausanne ?International Law in Action- the Arbitration of International Disputes

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
2017    Certified International Arbitrator by Grotius for International Legal Studies - The Hague -PCA, NL    50
2017    Certified Adjudicator from AIAC – CIPPA 2013 ( 2017) .     50
2017    CEDAR Mediator from School of Law International University of Business& Economy in Beijing-China     50
2018    Harvard University Contract Law ( Trust-to Promise- to Contract) Harvard UX– USA     100
2018    Intellectual Property Law & Policy School of Law -University of Pennsylvania-USA     100
2018    Challenging Forensic Science-How Science Should Speak to Court - Université de Lausanne    100
2018    International Law in Action- the Arbitration of International Disputes by Leiden University-NL     100
2006-2018    Courts ADR Experts Appreciation     1500

Approach

CEO/Founder of Almarsat Project Development (APD) & Canada Quality Experts (CQE) Home of Technical Experts in Resolving Disputes since 2005. Over 35 years success as a Civil Engineer in Transport, Sea Ports ,Airports& Energy on World landmark projects with international proficiency in Construction Management Quantum Claim Preparation & Delay Analysis, Feasibility Studies ,and over 1,500 ADR (Expert Determination , Adjudication, Mediation & International Arbitration). A Certified Opinion Engineer at Dubai Municipality, providing consultancy Services to International Banks, Insurances Disputes, in Asian-African- European Regions.

Fees

U$250-400 per hour depends on the region and can be capped once scope shared and Type of services identified as Expert Witness or Adjudicator or Mediator or Arbitrator. I also do 1 of 10 cases pro-bono for insolvent party.

Other Information

OTHER CERTIFIED APPRECIATIONS & PROFESSIONAL ACHEIVEMENTS ? Model United Nation Delegate at Harvard University 1985 – Massachusetts -U.S.A. ? Certified ASCE American Society of Civil. Engineers ID #233382 since 1985. ? Certified PMI Project Management Institute Member #78961 since 1996. ? RICS Certified Valuer for Hotel Property by RICS (2019) +Certified U.S Diploma on Hotel Management 1995. ? Airport Pavement Design Gulf Conference Guest November 2004 (Honorary Guest). ? Registered as an Arbitrator /Expert Construction & Real Estate disputes in Dubai &UAE Ministry of Justice 2006.

Professional Services

  • Mediator
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  • Arbitrator
  • Online Mediator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Online Arbitrator
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Facilitator

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