Raid Abu-Manneh

Raid Abu-Manneh

Head of International Arbitration Group

Mayer Brown

Raid Abu-Manneh is a partner in the Construction and Engineering team and head of the Arbitration Group in London. He focuses on large and complex projects. He "has been stunningly successful" (Chambers UK 2013); he "succeeds for his clients" (Legal 500 2013) and "gets results" (Legal 500 2012). Raid has extensive experience both domestically and internationally in advising contractors, utilities and other clients in industries including energy, rail and other infrastructure sectors. 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, PPP and projects involving international finance. Raid has also substantial experience of all forms of arbitrations, adjudications and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. He has acted on UNCITRAL, ICC and LCIA arbitrations and on matters before the High Court. In the Middle East, Raid has advised on a substantial number of projects particularly on managing risks in power and energy projects in such countries as Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Raid has also advised on disputes in Egypt, Kuwait, Yemen and Libya. Raid studied comparative Arab commercial law and is a fluent Arabic speaker and also speaks German. Raid speaks regularly in international conferences and seminars on projects, risk management and the resolution of disputes. He joined Mayer Brown in 2008.
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