Ali Auda

Construction & Engineering, Middle East, Litigation & Dispute Resolution


Ali Auda, senior associate, has experience of working with clients on projects globally, particularly in the energy & infrastructure sectors, focusing on the resolution of construction disputes in international arbitration.

Ali is a native Arabic speaker and has an interest in matters connected with the Middle East. He has previously completed a secondment to the Dubai office. 

Ali joined Mayer Brown in 2017 from a leading US firm where he spent part of his training on secondment to Abu Dhabi focusing on energy, infrastructure, project and asset finance projects.


Construction (including arbitration matters)

  • Advising on a number of ICC arbitrations in connection with the design and construction of a major maritime project in Central America.
  • Advising on a dispute arising out of a series of contracts for the Engineering Procurement and Construction of facilities to support our clients oil field expansion scheme in Iraq.
  • Advising our client on a sub-contract dispute in relation to consultancy services for the management of a Museum and Cultural project in Kuwait.
  • Advising an EPC Turnkey Contractor in the pre-arbitration stage under the UNCITRAL Rules in a dispute related to a Joint Venture Agreement involving a Korean contractor for the construction of a combined cycle power plant in Saudi Arabia.


  • Listed as a key lawyer for International Arbitration - Legal 500
  • Awarded the “Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Prize for International Arbitration” on the LLM programme at University College London.


  • University of Law, LLM in International Legal Practice
  • University College London (University of London), LLM in International Commercial Law
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, LLB


  • England and Wales
  • New York


  • Arabic
  • English