has "a good nose for the merits of a dispute"
Legal 500 2016
Raid Abu-Manneh is a partner in the Construction and Engineering team, global co-head of the International Arbitration Group and head of the International Arbitration group in London. He focuses on complex cross border disputes particularly in emerging markets.
Raid has extensive experience both domestically and internationally in advising various clients including banks, contractors, utilities and other clients in various industries including energy, rail and other infrastructure sectors.
Raid has substantial experience of all forms of arbitrations, adjudications and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. He has acted on ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC and LCIA arbitrations and on matters before the High Court including in relation to the enforcement of International Arbitration awards.
In respect to infrastructure projects, a significant part of Raid’s work involves advice on risk management during the course of the design and construction of a project with the objective of either avoiding a dispute or ensuring that the client is best placed in the event that a dispute does arise. This experience has encompassed various types of projects including PFI and projects involving international finance.
In the Middle East, Raid has advised on a substantial number of disputes particularly in infrastructure power and energy projects in such countries as Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. He has also advised on disputes in Egypt, Kuwait, Yemen and Libya. Raid studied comparative Arab commercial law and is a fluent Arabic speaker
Raid speaks regularly in international conferences and seminars on International Arbitration including the resolution of project disputes. He joined Mayer Brown in 2008 and also speaks conversational German.