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MOHAMED SULAIMAN AL MARZOOQI

(MSc, BSc, FCIArb)

 

 

Mobile # +971 50 6313315

Fax: + 971 4 2894094

www.almc.ae

 


 

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RESUME

 

 


RESUME

 

A results-oriented individual with a Master’s Degree in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution from The British University in Dubai (BUiD) and King’s College London and a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tulsa, USA, as well as experience working in a senior position in the construction industry.

Areas of technical skills and experience encompass  master-power plans design and set-up for the industrial, residential, commercial, and public sectors; business start-up and development; customer acquisition; retention and relationship management; managing relationships with higher management in both governmental and private sectors; decision making for electrical and technology projects; building and leading teams, project management and execution in multiple industries. Additionally, Al Marzooqi possesses extensive experience working with customers and government authorities both locally and regionally in projects concerning power systems and networks, as well as experience working within the real-estate industry. Arabic and English language skills.

Al Marzooqi regularly acts as chairman and party-appointed arbitrator in construction, energy, and real-estate disputes instructed by the courts and by arbitration centres in the UAE. He is currently prosecuting a large-value complex arbitration case spanning the commercial spectrum, with an emphasis on construction, hospitality, real estate and energy proceedings. Al Marzooqi has handled cases within the Dubai Courts (ad hoc) following Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) arbitration rules.

 Al Marzooqi spends part of his professional time advising on construction and electrical engineering disputes. He has on-hand experience in construction, property development, governmental laws related to real estate, investment strategies and other construction industry procurement strategies. He has also arbitrated and advised on arbitrations involving major real-estate developments for housing, office, retail, industry and leisure, as well as on power process and similar infrastructural development. He has also extensive experience in various investment vehicles, project security, guarantees, and long-term outsourcing and partnership arrangements.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Technical expertise, arbitration, and mediation

  • A sworn technical expert enlisted by the Dubai Courts and Ministry of Justice since 2004, wherein I have prepared expert reports for tens of cases
  • From 2004 to date, I have acted as an arbitrator and technical expert
  • I have completed more than 250 cases with the Dubai and Abu Dhabi Courts as a technical expert
  • A registered arbitrator for the DIAC and Abu Dhabi Arbitration Centre
  • A construction and real-estate mediator
  • A technical expert for cases under Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) rules.

Experience in engineering, mediation and real estate

  • Proven experience in electrical engineering
  • Engineering experience in air conditioning design and installation works
  • Excellent track record in engineering project management
  • Excellent track record in the field of real-estate mediation
  • Excellent track record in the field of construction mediation
  • Proven track record in the field of banking mediation
  • Excellent track record in the field of real-estate development
  • Experience in FIDIC contracts disputes
  • Legal experience in construction design and consultancy disputes
  • Legal experience in real-estate purchase and sales contracts disputes

 

Legal and arbitration skills

 

  • I have an in-depth understanding of the real-estate regulations and laws in the Emirate of Dubai in relation to property development, purchase and sales contracts, and owners’ community management.
  • I have an in-depth understanding of arbitration applicable laws in the all UAE courts which were gained practically and academically through studying all final judgments which were issued in the local courts in relation to annulment of the arbitral awards issued in the UAE.
  • I have an in-depth understanding of courts judgements issued in connection with real-estate development in the Dubai Courts;
  • I have an in-depth understanding of civil law procedures
  • I have an in-depth understanding the local law of evidence and International Bar Association (IBA) rules on the Taking Evidence in the International Arbitration.

Fields of expertise

  • Electrical engineering (power)
  • Construction disputes
  • Real-estate disputes.

Arbitration cases attended

 

  • Four miscellaneous cases in the Dubai Courts (sole arbitrator): finalised
  • A case exceeding an amount of US$ one billion at the DIAC in a construction and real-estate development dispute (member of the Arbitration Tribunal, appointed by the plaintiff): still under arbitration process
  • A case exceeding an amount of US$ four million at the DIAC in a technical construction dispute (member of the Arbitration Tribunal, appointed by the DIAC): finalised
  • A case exceeding an amount of US$ 300,000 at the DIAC in a technical construction dispute (member of the Arbitration Tribunal, appointed by the DIAC): finalised
  • A case exceeding an amount of US$ 1.5 million at the DIAC in a technical construction dispute (member of the Arbitration Tribunal, appointed by the DIAC): finalised
  • A case exceeding an amount of US$ 15 million at the Dubai Courts (sole arbitrator): finalised
  • A case exceeding an amount of US$ two million at the Dubai Courts (sole arbitrator): finalised
  • A case exceeding an amount of US$ five million at the Dubai Courts (sole arbitrator): not yet finalised.

Mediation cases

It is to be noted that almost 30% of the cases being appointed by UAE courts are finalised in settlement agreement. These cases are detailed on our website (www.almc.ae).

  • I was the first technical expert who was selected by the disputed parties and appointed by the DIAC to provide a technical opinion in a dispute.
  • I am the first and the only technical expert who received a certificate as ‘The Best Settlement Expert’ in the Dubai Courts in 2013.
  • I recently finalised a mediation case between two family parties, which ended a dispute that had been ongoing since 2012. The value of the dispute was US$ 50 million.
  • I have been practicing mediation since 2006.
  • I was involved in a settlement discussion with 12 local banks in 2016.

Technical inspection of equipment (approved for supply) in factories

I have conducted a number of field inspections of electrical equipment in order to verify compliance with the technical specifications agreed upon and with international standards. My experience includes but is not limited to:

Equipment

City, Country

Date

Gas turbines

Berlin, Germany

1987

33 Kilo Volts (KV) switchgears

Berlin and Mecon, France

1989

11 KV Ring Main Units (RMU)

Oxford, UK

1991

Gas turbine

Germany

1991

Transformers

France

1992

Various Electrical equipment

Lion, France

1992

33 KV switchgears

Lyon, France

1992

SCADA system

Osaka, Japan

1993

Communication system

Geneva, Switzerland

1993

33 KV cables

Greece

1993

33 KV cables

Mumbai, India

1993

132 KV and 11 KV insulators

New York, USA

1994

Simulators

Manchester, UK

1994

11 KV cable terminations

Northamptonshire, UK

1995

33 KV cables

Riyadh, KSA

1996

O/L conductors

Bahrain

1996

132 – 220 KV Overhead Lines (O/L) insulators

France

1997

O/L conductors

Bahrain

1997

33 KV Cables

France and Germany

1998

 


EDUCATION

Specialist engineering certificates

  • Management of Infrastructure Projects (USA, 1985)
  • Management of Teamwork under Harsh Circumstances (UK, 1987)
  • Management and Analysis of Control Centres for Electrical Networks (Kuwait, 1990)
  • Management of Executive Projects (UK, 1994)
  • Management of Construction Contracts (USA, 1995)
  • Management of Engineering Projects (UAE, 1998)
  • Value Engineering (UAE, 1991)
  • Control of Engineering Projects and Methods of Control (UAE, 1993)
  • Electronic Control in an Electrical Network (Kuwait, 1990)
  • Operation and Maintenance of Electrical Generators (Bahrain, 1990)
  • Analysis of Electrical Systems (Saudi Arabia, 1990)
  • Advanced Management for Engineering Projects (USA, 1995)
  • How to Face Unexpected Claims for Construction Projects (Bahrain, 1992)
  • How to Identify the Requirements of Construction Projects (Bahrain, 1992)
  • Betterment of Productivity and Cutting-back Costs (Turkey, 1993)
  • Quality ISO9000 (Dubai, 1995).

 

Specialised certificates in real-estate development

 

  • Methods and Mechanisms of Real-estate Development (Dubai, 2006)
  • Real-estate Mediation (Dubai, 2006)
  • Development of Real-estate Laws in the Emirate of Dubai (Dubai, 2009)
  • Certificate in the Essentials of Community Association Management (Dubai, 2014)
  • Certified Diploma in Real Estate (Dubai, 2014)
  • Certificate in Certified Training for Real-estate Brokers (Dubai, 2014)

University qualifications and professional memberships

 

  • BSc in Electrical Engineering, majoring in Power Projects (Tulsa University, Oklahoma, USA, 1986)
  • MSc Construction Law and Dispute Resolution at the British University in Dubai in association with King’s College London (Dubai, 2013)
  • Member of Project Management: American Management Association
  • Member of the National Association of Business Coaches
  • Fellowship Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
  • Technical expert registered with the Ministry of Justice in the UAE
  • Technical expert registered with the Dubai Courts
  • Arbitrator enlisted by the DAIC
  • Arbitrator enlisted by the Abu Dhabi Arbitration Centre.