Navigant Opens Dubai OfficeBy Navigant Consulting, PRNE
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
LONDON, December 9, 2010 - Navigant, the global advisory firm, today announces that it has expanded
its international presence with the opening of its first office in the United
Arab Emirates (UAE) to service its growing client base in the region.
The office was launched in December 2010 with an event at which Michael
Stokes, Managing Director in the Global Construction Practice at Navigant,
told the 90-strong audience:
"Dubai is full of the some of the world's biggest and best construction
projects. At Navigant, we feel confident about serving this challenging
market because we have some of the best experts in the world and some of the
most highly regarded and sought after services for those in the know. We have
the strongest Construction Consultancy and Disputes Practice in the world and
more testifying experts than any other firm."
The Dubai office, which opens with a team of three, is being led by
Stokes. An expert in the fields of damages, delay and disruption and
professional negligence, as well as Planning and Programming, Michael has
over 20 years of construction industry experience. Michael has worked
throughout Europe and the Middle East right across the sector, including
infrastructure, power, process, oil & gas, and building projects on behalf of
project sponsors, contractors and professionals.
Michael Stokes added: "There's huge potential for Navigant's services in
the region. The construction and infrastructure industry globally has been
severely impacted by challenging economic conditions, and it remains to be
seen how the tightening of the public purse in some parts of the world will
affect the industry. Disputes are increasing and companies need trusted
advisers to help them through the maze of litigation and arbitration.
"I'm eager to bring Navigant's established expertise and experience in
large and complex international construction dispute and arbitration cases
directly to bear in the region and in particular to introduce our Project
Advisory Services capabilities."
Navigant's presence in the Middle East will also support the growing need
for its expertise in broad disputes and investigations, as well as healthcare
and energy. Navigant's experience in the region includes:
- Working with a law firm on a contractor's risks and opportunities as it headed for arbitration in connection with a GBP6.2bn Middle East infrastructure project; - Serving as the quantum and programming expert in an arbitration for an international subcontractor against the joint venture main contractor concerning the construction of a new luxury hotel in Dubai; - Working for a subcontractor to provide quantum and programming services in a GBP16million arbitration against its joint venture partner relating to an off shore platform in the region.
Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) is a specialised independent
consulting firm providing litigation, financial, healthcare, energy and
operational consulting services to government agencies, legal counsel and
large companies facing the challenges of uncertainty, risk, distress and
"Navigant" is a service mark of Navigant International, Inc. Navigant
Consulting, Inc. (NCI) is not affiliated, associated, or in any way connected
with Navigant International, Inc. and NCI's use of "Navigant" is made under
license from Navigant International, Inc.
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