Andrew Greaves is the founding partner of Addleshaw Goddard in the GCC and the current Head of Construction. He has been permanently based in the region for eleven years. Andrew specialises in advising government bodies, sponsors, funders, developers, employers, operators, constructors, sub-contractors and professional teams in relation to project procurement techniques (including facilities management) and dispute avoidance and resolution mechanisms.

Andrew is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is currently sits as an arbitrator and advises many clients in the resolution of construction and engineering disputes. Andrew is familiar with all international standard forms of construction contract including FIDIC, ICE, NEC, IChemE, JCT and many bespoke forms and has acted in some of the region's most complex disputes and high value disputes. He has variously adopted negotiation, mediation, adjudication, expert determination, arbitration (ADCCAC, DIAC, ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, RICS, DIFC/LCIA, etc.), and litigation as means of resolving disputes.

Andrew has drafted, advised on and negotiated major PPP agreements and commercial documents relating to the procurement, operation and maintenance of major infrastructure projects, including oil and gas facilities, pipeline networks, power plants, mixed use developments, schools, hospitals, airports and roads. Andrew's experience also extends to joint venture agreements, most forms of standard form construction contracts and ancillary documentation (including consultant appointments, bonds, and guarantees).  

  • Advising an Abu Dhabi based EPC Contractor in relation to a US$ 120 million dispute arising out the design and construction of a tank farm facility in Fujairah
  • Acting for an Abu Dhabi based EPC Contractor in pursuing a substantial multi-million dollar claim against a regional engineering company for defective workmanship relating a major oil and gas installation project in the UAE
  • Advising a major Abu Dhabi based EPC contractor in relation to US$ 60 million dispute arising out of the engineering, design, construction and testing of a floating oil rig constructed in Abu Dhabi
  • Advising an Abu Dhabi based contractor on multi-million claim against a UAE government developer for the engineering, procurement and construction of a port facility in the UAE
  • Advising an Abu Dhabi based contractor on a US$50 million dispute with the Kuwait Oil Company
  • Advising a master developer on a US$ 40 million variation and extras claim arising out of and in relation to a major mixed use development in the Middle East
  • Providing the Main Contractor, in relation to 5 residential towers in Qatar, valued in excess of USD 500 million, legal and strategic advice, in relation to a number of complex construction law issues including design, variations, delay, extension of time, liquidated damages, defective works and termination
  • Providing contract advice and negotiation services to a leading Korean contractor (as part of a consortium including Japanese and European contractors) in connection with a US$3 billion water and power plant project in Qatar
  • Defending a master developer of a major mixed used development project in the GCC against a multi-party action for substantial damages relating to alleged loss and expense arising out of various delays to the project
  • Advising on M&E package claims against the main MEP subcontractor at Dubai Airport. This work relates to the installation of the pipeline systems and as well as new package contracts for M&E works on the Dubai T3 expansion including warranties and main contract and tender back to back terms
  • Representing a major contractor in the UAE in relation to a US$ 35 million claim relating to variations, extras, extensions of time and delay and disruption arising out of a major mixed use development project
  • Advising a high end developer for a prestigious mixed use residential development in relation to disputes arising from multiple works contracts based on a FIDIC standard form (fourth edition 1987)
  • Advising a major Australasian specialist contractor in a domestic arbitration commenced at the Dubai International Arbitration Centre in Dubai, UAE under the DIAC Rules 2007 in relation to disputes arising from the construction of a five star hotel and a mixed-use high-rise tower building at Sheikh Zayed Road
  • Assisting an international contractor in formulating an US$ 30 million claim relating to the design and construction of Dubai Airport, terminal 3
  • Successfully assisting an international consultant in formulating and resolving a US $54 million claim relating to allegations of defective design and professional negligence arising out of the design and construction of a marina in Dubai
  • Advising a GCC based contractor on a substantial dispute arising out of a major refurbishment project for the Oman Oil Refinery Company
  • Representing one of South Africa's leading EPC contractors in two arbitrations relating to the design, construction, installation and upgrade of two major oil and gas pipelines running between Durban and Johannesburg
  • Advising a Japanese contractor on a $75m ICC arbitration concerning the design and construction of a $500m power plant in Singapore
  • Acting for a contractor in relation to disputes regarding the design and build of an LNG plant in Kazakhstan
  • Representing Group 5 in two major arbitrations in DIAC pursuant to the UNCITRAL rules. The disputes relate to allegations of non-payment and claims for damages following cancellation of the projects
Professional qualifications
  • Solicitor admitted in England and Wales


''Andrew Greaves is acknowledged by peers for his arbitration work, both as an arbitrator and as counsel. He has a strong specialism in all aspects of construction.''

Andrew Greaves is described by sources as "a good lawyer - he's very competent and clients like him."

Legal 500

Andrew Greaves has 'a very strong knowledge of the law and is able to provide practical and helpful advice' on construction arbitrations.