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Guy Elkington is a senior managing director in Ankura and leads Ankura’s global construction practice in the Middle East. He is a chartered quantity surveyor and a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors with over 32 years’ experience of the construction industry in the UK, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He has lived and worked in Dubai for 22 years. He has experience of civil engineering projects (rail, road and other infrastructure including aviation), building projects (commercial and residential) and process projects (oil & gas, power and waste treatment) under a variety of procurement methods and forms of contract. He has been engaged on projects and disputes in the UK, the UAE, Oman, Qatar, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Iran, South Africa, Iraq, India and Singapore. He has been appointed as a quantum expert in Middle East-related arbitrations (ICC, DIAC, LCIA, ADCCAC, SCC, ad hoc) since 2004 and has testified on many occasions both conventionally and concurrently. He is a founding member of the Society of Construction Law (Gulf) and is its current vice chairman. Guy is regularly listed in Who’s Who Legal: Construction and has been described as ‘our top rated practioner in the UAE’ who ‘stands out as an exceptional expert witness’ and who ‘knows his stuff and is very unbiased and straightforward’. He was listed as a Global Elite Thought Leader: Construction Expert in 2019.
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