Dr. Kamal Adnan Malas

Dr. Kamal Adnan Malas General Manager
Qualifications:BSc. Civ. Eng., Msc., PhD., BA at LAW, MCIArb Construction Industry Experience:30-40 years
Core Discipline(s): Arbitration, Claims, Contracts Management, Engineering, Legal, Project Management, Project Planning and Control Industry Sector(s):Building, Civil Engineering, Infrastructure, MEP, Roads and Bridges

Dr. Malas is the owner of Kamal Malas & Associates and possesses 35+ years of practical experience. He has extensive expertise in Law and Engineering and holds two degrees – Civil Engineering 1976, and Law 1992 – which enabled him to immediately understand the elements of each case from both sides – juridical and technical – which placed him as a strong cross-examiner for other experts. Organisations that he has worked with include:

  • British University: Adjunct Lecturer (Topic: Arbitration)
  • FIDIC: Friendly reviewer of new editions of FIDIC contracts
  • ICC: MENA Region Arab Arbitrators Group member
  • UAE & Dubai Courts: Listed Arbitrator and Expert
  • Member of Board of Delta Consulting (Canada)

Dr. Malas is a speaker at many international conferences including but not limited to FIDIC, International Chamber of Commerce, Dispute Resolution Board Foundation, International Dispute Resolution Institute and C5 conferences. He is accredited by many international arbitration centers and also accredited as an Arbitrator and Engineering Expert (Quantum, and Delay) by Dubai courts and all United Arab Emirates courts.

Dr. Malas is also a keen educator and has worked with the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation on an international level to deliver an educational workshop on ‘How to Use Dispute Boards’.

Dr. Malas has handled 450+ real estate and construction dispute cases before the UAE courts, Dubai courts and many other arbitration centers. He has also participated in more than 80 arbitration cases before the following bodies:

  • UAE Courts
  • Dubai Courts
  • Dubai International Arbitration Centre
  • International Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Malas is the author of Arbitration Award – Dubai Supreme Court Rules. The book was published in both Arabic and English. He also authored a number of articles on arbitrations, project management, and intellectual property of drawings.

In 2014, Dr. Malas created new mechanisms for resolving construction disputes. The mechanisms include the M-DAB (Modern-Dispute Adjudication Board) and the M-DRB (Modern-Dispute Review Board) which he believes will be widely applied internationally. He also presents details of these mechanisms at FIDIC conferences and the Ministry of Public Works Scientific Day.


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M: +971 (0) 50 597 1141

w: www.kamalmalas.com

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