Paul Bradley is Of Counsel in Quinn Emanuel’s Doha office. Paul joined the firm in 2018. His practice focuses on complex international arbitration, particularly in the Construction and Engineering sector. He has significant experience of major international construction projects in the Middle East, England, Australia, Asia and Africa.
Paul has advised project owners, contractors and large subcontractors on both contentious and non-contentious issues in relation to major projects in the infrastructure, mining, chemicals, transport (rail, airport, seaport and roads), renewables, healthcare, retail, office, hotel and residential sectors.
Paul also has extensive experience of projects and disputes in the ICT sector, and has represented clients in multiple dispute resolution forums, including mediation, expert determination, litigation and international arbitration.
- Acting for a Qatari company in an ICC arbitration relating to the construction of a chemical process plant in Qatar.
- Acted in an ICC London-seated arbitration regarding the design and construction of a landmark health care project in the Middle East and governed by the national law of the project location.
- Acted for a Qatari company in an ICC arbitration relating to a contract for the supply for feed stock.
- Acted for a Caribbean state-owned entity in two ad-hoc London seated arbitrations regarding the sale of gas pursuant to supply agreements governed by local law.
- Advising a Malaysian government entity in relation to disputes valued at USD 300 million in respect of the construction of a hydroelectric plant in Malaysia (Malaysian law applied).
- Advising a Qatari charitable foundation in relation to a USD 100 million ICC arbitration.
- Providing advisory and dispute resolution services to a Qatari state entity in relation to the construction of a major new seaport.
- Advising an Italian specialist contractor on two ICC arbitrations relating to the construction of a chemical plant in Qatar.
- Advising a major Saudi contractor in relation to claims for variations, extensions of time and prolongation costs arising from the construction of a USD 20 billion chemical plant.
- Advising a substantial ICT company on disputes relating to ICT infrastructure upgrades and licensing issues.
- Acting for an Australian state entity on mediations and expert determinations relating to constructions disputes valued at over AUS$ 60 million.
- Advising a major Korean contractor on resolving claims arising from variations, extensions of time and force majeure connected to the construction, towing and installation of one of the world’s largest floating docks.
- Advising a Japanese contractor on numerous issues relating to the construction of a major mixed use development in Doha.
- Acting for a French construction company on a LCIA arbitration seated in London relating to the construction of a water treatment facility in Oman.
- Acting for a state entity on the drafting of construction contracts for a major event to be held in the UAE.
- Advising a rail operator in the UAE on the drafting of construction contracts.
- Advising a healthcare provider on the drafting of the tender documentation and construction contracts for a new hospital in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
- Acting for an Australian civil and mining contractor in relation to an AUS$12M dispute relating to the construction of a haul road for a mining project.
- Advising one of Australia’s largest mining companies in relation to the drafting and negotiation of an AUS$3B (AUS$100M per month) iron ore mining and operations contract in the Pilbara, Western Australia.
- Acting for an Australian civil construction and mining contractor in relation to various Western Australian construction and mining contract valued between AUS$25M and AUS100M.
- Advising a Canadian mining company in the drafting and negotiation of an AUS$200M mining services contract for a gold mining project in the Ivory Coast.
- Advising an Australian mining company on the drafting and negotiation of an EPCM contract for a mining project in Indonesia.
- Advising a Canadian mining company on the drafting of an EPCM contract for a uranium mining project in Western Australia.
- King’s College, University of London
(MSc, Construction Law and Dispute Resolution, with merit, 2008)
- College of Law Guildford
(PGDL, with commendation, 2004)
- College of Law London
(LPC, with commendation, 2003)
- Queen Mary College, University of London
(BA, History, 2002)
- Solicitor (England and Wales)
- Simmons & Simmons:
- Managing Associate, 2017-2018
- Associate, 2013-2017
- Clayton Utz:
- Consultant, 2011-2013
- Consultant, 2011-2013
- Cannings Connoly:
- Solicitor, 2006-2011
- Assistant Solicitor, 2004-2006
Associate to Watch – Chambers Global 2017