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Ian Edge

Year of Call: 1981
Email Address: ian.edge@3pb.co.uk
Telephone: 0207 583 8055
Clerk Name: Matthew Scanlan
Clerk Telephone: 0207 453 9249
Clerk Email: matthew.scanlan@3pb.co.uk

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Construction and engineering

Civil Practitioner.

Ian regularly advises on construction projects in the Middle East and where Middle East laws are involved.

  • He advised and was advocate in an ICC arbitration in Paris involving the Great Man Made River project in Libya
  • He has advised as expert on various major construction projects in Qatar: one involving the University and another Gas storage
  • He has advised on oil pipeline disputes in Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan.
  • Recommendations

    ‘Ian is very knowledgeable about the UAE legal system and, more broadly, its relationship with the political system. To the extent that the law is not clear, Ian nonetheless gives pragmatic and usable advice.’

    Legal 500 2022/Middle East: The English Bar/Commercial/Leading juniors

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Legal 500 rankings

  • Leading Junior 2022

Academic qualifications

  • MA (Cantab)
  • LLB (Cantab)

Professional qualifications & appointments

  • Law Lecturer, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
  • Chartered Arbitrator
  • Accredited Mediator (Clerksroom)

Professional bodies

  • Legislative Council of the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC)
  • MCIArb
  • MEI
  • President of Family Division’s International Committee (as expert on Islamic and Middle East Law)
  • Director of the Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law
  • SOAS University of London (where he teaches all aspects of Islamic and Middle East law, at Masters level as well as Masters courses on international commercial arbitration, international fraud and private international law).