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Patrick McPherson

Patrick McPherson



+971 4 429 2999

Patrick has substantial experience in acting on contentious and non-contentious construction matters. He represents developers, contractors and sub-contractors and engineering and architectural consultants and is experienced in providing the full spectrum of legal services to clients operating in the construction industry. His practice includes reviewing, drafting and directly negotiating the suite of commercial contracts relevant to the construction sector, such as pre-bid and tender documents, main contracts, subcontracts, bonds and joint venture agreements.

Patrick is experienced in all aspects of dispute resolution whether mediation, arbitration or court proceedings and has acted on matters which cover the full ambit of issues which may arise on substantial construction projects, including insurance and professional indemnity matters. He is an experienced advocate in arbitrations and court proceedings, including at appellate level.

Patrick has spent the last 4 years working in the United Arab Emirates and was previously working as in-house counsel at one of the UAE’s major construction groups during which time he provided advice with respect to some of the largest projects in the region. Prior to working in the UAE, Patrick was a Litigation Partner at a leading firm in New Zealand specialising in construction disputes.