James Bremen has joined the firm as partner and chair of the firm’s construction practice. James is based in the London office and will divide his time between London and Qatar. He was previously a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills and has over fifteen years of experience with some of the world’s largest construction disputes. He has represented clients in construction claims matters in more than twenty-five countries, under LCIA, ICC, and UNCITRAL rules and in the oil and gas, power, and major infrastructure sectors. He has over ten years of experience advising the State of Qatar and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on major infrastructure projects and disputes. He also regularly represents clients in Malaysia and the CIS countries, among other emerging markets. He is recognized by many of the leading legal directories, including, Who’s Who Legal, Global Arbitration Review, Super Lawyers, and Chambers & Partners, which notes his “prodigious construction disputes practice.” One source describes him as “the most experienced and skilled construction litigator in Qatar, if not the region.” He is the author of Global Arbitration Review’s guides to construction arbitration in Qatar and Saudi Arabia.