Alexander Burrell

Legal Consultant (Barrister)

CONTACT +971 4 - 354 4444

Alex joins Horizons & Co as a barrister and legal consultant in the arbitration team. Whilst working as a barrister in the UK, Alex had a varied practice with a focus on complex contractual disputes, including insolvency matters and commercial property, and brings with him an impressive expertise in commercial and civil disputes, litigation and arbitration.

He is experienced in giving clear and practical advice on the complicated jurisdictional, procedural and substantive issues that frequently arise in high value arbitrations, and he drafts pleadings and submissions, and represents clients at tribunal hearings. With a focus on complex construction and contractual disputes, Alex advises on high-value cases, assisting clients including major building contractors in the Dubai construction sector.

Alex assists his clients in relation to arbitrations in a number of regional and international centres, including the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC LCIA), and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). He also advises clients on the enforcement of arbitration awards in the local courts and DIFC courts.

As a barrister in the UK, Alex has considerable experience of court advocacy, representing clients before a number of courts and tribunals, including as sole counsel in the High Court of England & Wales, in multi-day trials and in successful County Court appeals. He also has considerable experience advising on and representing clients in a range of employment matters.

Alex’s clients included individuals, companies and partnerships whom he represented in a wide-range of commercial and general contractual disputes, including advising on and drafting pleadings for cases involving misrepresentation, interpretation of contracts, construction and sale of goods/services. He has a multitude of experience in drafting and advising on grounds of appeal/resistance and accompanying skeleton arguments, as well as advising on judicial review applications.

Whilst on secondment to a London based solicitors’ firm, Alex assisted in a multi-million Euro commercial case involving clients from the UAE and a major Hotel Chain Developer, concerning the failure of a joint business venture and a substantial counterclaim for an account of profits (Al Nehayan v Kent [2018] EWHC 333 (Comm))

Alex studied law at the University of Bristol, UK, and the BPTC at Kaplan Law School. As well as being fluent in English, Alex can speak conversational French.

  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Civil & Commercial Disputes
  • Construction Disputes
  • Property & Real Estate
  • Insolvency
  • Employment Law

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