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Oliver Dupenois

Oliver Dupenois

Senior Associate


T +971 4 429 2999

Oliver is a Senior Associate in the Engineering & Construction team. He specialises in international arbitration and construction disputes with a focus on arbitration under the FIDIC model forms of construction contracts and also alternative dispute resolution including conciliation, mediation and adjudication both in the UAE and internationally. Oliver also has experience in non-contentious transactional matters including advising on alternative FIDIC form agreements, joint venture matters and endorsement agreements

Prior to joining Hadef & Partners, Oliver completed his training in London with Reed Smith advising on construction disputes and corporate matters, including various company de-registrations and incorporations and acquisitions.

Oliver was initially seconded to the Middle East in 2013 and has now gained over five years’ experience in construction disputes. Oliver has assisted in the successful closing of a number of arbitrations in the Middle East including a favorable client award in a high profile ADCCAC arbitration. 

Oliver continues to advise on a number of DIFC-LCIA, ICC and DIAC arbitrations in the Middle East. Oliver holds a BA(Hons) from York University, England in Economics and Sociology and a Graduate Diploma in Law from the College of Law, London. He is admitted as a Solicitor of the Law Society of England and Wales.

  • Recognised as a “Rising Star” for Construction

    Legal 500, 2021

  • Recognised as a “Rising Star” for Construction

    Legal 500, 2020