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Damian Watkin

Damian Watkin is an international dispute resolution barrister and leads Jones Day's UAE construction practice. He has acted as counsel and adviser in numerous complex international commercial arbitration disputes under the ICC, UNCITRAL, ICSID, SIAC, HKIAC, SCMA, GAFTA, CIETAC, DIFC, and LCIA rules. He also has conducted complex high-value litigation (including appellate) proceedings and hearings before the senior courts of England and Australia as well as expert determination and dispute review board proceedings.

Damian's disputes practice focuses primarily on infrastructure, construction (onshore & offshore), oil & gas, utilities, power, natural resources, maritime, transport, investment treaties, international trade, and commodities. Prior to joining Jones Day, he worked in London, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Sydney on a diverse range of global disputes, many featuring multibillion dollar claims, including a Chinese synthesis gas plant, a Hong Kong cable-stayed bridge, an Australian offshore new build FPSO vessel, a Taiwanese pharma distribution license, a Greek thermal power plant, a Papua New Guinean LNG facility, a Swiss nuclear particle accelerator, an Eastern European crude oil pipeline, a Thai lease agreement for A350 aircraft, a Yemeni LNG pipeline, an Indian housing development, and a Dutch offshore semi-submersible drilling rig. [1]