Adam is a senior dispute resolution lawyer based in Dubai who has been in the region since 2008. He advises financial institutions and major corporates on a broad range of large commercial disputes, specialising in banking disputes with a particular focus on fraud, asset tracing and trade finance matters. Adam also has experience advising on infrastructure and commodities disputes, disputes arising from corporate acquisitions, joint venture and shareholder disputes, insolvency matters, regulatory/criminal investigations and anti-corruption/business ethics in connection with companies’ internal compliance policies and procedures.
Adam’s experience includes representing an international financial institution in proceedings (including an UNCITRAL arbitration) in numerous jurisdictions to recover approximately $70 million from a Saudi based borrower who defaulted on a facility agreement and acting for a global financial institution in relation to ICC arbitral proceedings concerning a $75 million shareholder dispute.
Adam also represented an international project management company in an ICC arbitration seated in Bahrain concerning $2 million of unpaid consultancy fees and related court proceedings for $26 million relating to allegations of fraud and negligence.
Adam has advised an international oil and gas company on an internal investigation (and related criminal investigation) concerning allegations of corruption and bribery as part of a tender process for a project in Asia.
Adam is a solicitor advocate of the Supreme Court of England and Wales with higher rights of audience before all courts and is registered as a DIFC Courts Practitioner.
Between 2002 and 2004 Adam undertook a secondment working for the UK government in the Serious Fraud Office as investigative lawyer and prosecutor, primarily focussing on white collar crime, restraint/confiscation of assets and the Government’s reform of fraud/corruption legislation.
Adam is described in Chambers Global 2012 as being someone that sources enjoy working with “who brings vast experience to the table” and is also recommended in Legal Experts 2012 under the Fraud - Asset Tracing category.
Adam has recently contributed articles to a number of publications including the IBA Arbitration newsletter, Business in Gulf, Arbitration: the International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management, complinet.com, Gulf Construction and Islamic Business and Finance.
Adam regularly undertakes speaking engagements at conferences and other events across the region.