Mr. Joshua is a Barrister (non-practicing) in England and Wales, who is part of the Construction and Arbitration team at Sharq Law Firm. Prior to joining Sharq Law Firm, Mr. Joshua was the Senior Legal Counsel at Astad, the leading Project Management/Construction Management Consultancy in Qatar. Prior to joining Astad, Mr. Joshua had signiﬁcant Construction Law, Contracts and Dispute Resolution experience across signiﬁcant projects in the United Kingdom including Crossrail (Europe’s largest railway project), Construction Claims and Dispute Resolution experience in the United Kingdom, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Oil & Gas EPC experience in Malaysia and Hong Kong. James also has sound Corporate, Commercial, and Procurement IT contract experience in his previous roles and had extensive experience in regulatory manners, particularly within the Hospitality and Leisure Sector and Data Privacy and European General Data Protection Rules. Since joining Sharq Law Firm, Mr. Joshua and the Construction and Arbitration team have secured significant arbitration mandates on behalf of Employers and also Contractors, up to the Claim and Counterclaim of circa QAR 3 billion, making Sharq Law Firm arbitration claims value easily the single largest private sector Arbitration portfolio.
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Mr. Joshua has advised on large scale project disputes in Qatar ranging from the iconic Qatar National Museum to large Government Projects including Education City FIFA World Cup Stadium, Doha Port, the new Ministry of Education & Higher Education Offices and has advised large contractors and engineering companies across the Middle East in connection with Construction Law, Contracts and Construction Disputes and Arbitration strategy as well as related Corporate and Commercial Contracts. Over 20 years of strong Construction Law and Contracts Administration experience (Tendering Process; Architect’s Contracts, Building Contracts, Project Planning and Project Management) includes in a long career some very limited examples as follows: