Pinsent Masons named 'Construction Team of the Year' in the Middle East
Date Posted: Thu, 23 May, 2019
The ceremony was held in Dubai at the Ritz-Carlton hotel on 18th April 2019 and was attended by a host of leading professionals from the legal sector.
The awards attract nominations for legal firms of the highest calibre in the region, and the ceremony welcomed more than 300 private practice and in-house representatives. Jointly hosted by Legal Week and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Middle East, the awards recognise outstanding achievements and best practices demonstrated by legal teams in promoting the provision of excellent legal services across the Middle East. The panel of judges comprised twenty-three distinguished industry experts representing leading institutions from across the MENA region.
The ‘Construction Team of the Year’ award was presented to Pinsent Masons for their work relating to a high-profile UAE based project. The team delivered focused and collaborative legal services in long-running arbitration proceedings involving complex factual and technical evidence. Service delivery by the Pinsent Masons team utilized more than 40-years of experience in advising on major construction and infrastructure disputes including the deployment of a "Project Management Toolkit" which adopts best practice techniques enabling them to provide expert counsel to their clients on complex projects with multiple stakeholders.
Mark Raymont, Head of Construction Disputes Middle East at Pinsent Masons said, “It is always a great honour to be recognised by our peers. The entire team is extremely proud to receive an award for our work and it reflects our close involvement on landmark projects in the region and the team's contribution to the continued development of the construction landscape across the Middle East.
“The award is a testament to the strength and breadth of our construction team and reinforces our commitment to teamwork, ingenuity and innovation as we continue to provide class leading legal services to our clients across the Infrastructure and Energy sectors in the region.”
Pinsent Masons was also shortlisted for; International Law Firm of the Year, Infrastructure and Energy Projects Team of the Year, Corporate Team of the Year, Banking, Finance and Restructuring Team of the Year, Arbitration Team of the Year, Real Estate Team of the Year and TMT Team of the Year.
It has been a successful year for Pinsent Masons who have recently been awarded a number of accolades including ‘Law Firm of the Year’ and ‘Energy & Infrastructure Team of the Year at The Legal Business Awards 2019, ‘Industrial & Chemicals M&A Legal Advisor of the Year 2019’ at Mergermarket Middle East Awards and ‘Best Legal Advisor of the Year 2019’, at the Middle East Solar Industry Association 2019 awards.