Dr. Kamal Adnan Malas

Professional Experience

Kamal Malas has 33 years of practical experiences; he is one of the founders of Takamol Consulting (LLC), and former founder of Kamal Malas Private Engineering Office in 1985. He has multiple Experiences in (LAW + ENGINEERING), as he has two degrees (Civil Engineering 1976 + LAW 1992), he is ranked as an Opinion Engineer in structural design (1995), and also in Management (1997).

He is accredited as a structural designer in Dubai Municipality; also he is accredited in Many International Arbitration Centers, besides he is accredited as an Arbitrator and Engineering Expert in Dubai Courts, and UAE Courts, and handled tenths of Arbitration cases.

Dr. Malas is specialized in Engineering and Real Estate Disputes; he has participated in resolving hundreds of Engineering and Real Estate disputes. He has deep knowledge in Engineering Contracts Forms, including FIDIC forms of contracts.

More than 250 engineering and Real Estate Cases handled by Dr. Malas before the courts in UAE, and Dubai Courts.

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

Eng. Dr. Kamal Adnan Malas is an International Arbitrator having certificates in (International Arbitration from King’s College (University of London), beside his basic degrees in Engineering and Law (Damascus University + Beirut Arab University).

The combination of his study ( Civ. Eng. + LAW ), beside his PhD in Management, adding 30+ years of experience in the engineering field ( Designing, Executing, Supervising, and Managing big projects), enabled him to be ranked as (an Advisor in Managing Big projects Since 1995), in the Syndicate of Engineers.

Kamal Malas participated in resolving 120+ engineering disputes. His multi experiences enabled him to be distinguished in the Construction Arbitration field.

He is professional in both Ad Hoc, and the Institutional Arbitration, and provides his services through applying the International Rules of Arbitration (ICC, UNCITRAL, DIAC …etc…….)

Dr. Kamal Malas accredited as an International Arbitrator, and Expert in the following Bodies:

  • Dubai International Arbitration Centre
  • Ajman Centre for Conciliation and Arbitration
  • Qatar International Arbitration Centre
  • United Arab Emirates Ministry of Justice.
  • Dubai Courts
  • SAR Syndicate of Engineers
  • SAR Courts

Amount of disputes for the last 3 Arbitration Cases in United Arab Emirates:

  • Before Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC):
  • Real Estate Dispute: Dhs 315 M, equal to USA $ 86M
  • I am the Claimant Representative.
  • Before Sharjah Court: (Ad Hoc Arbitration )
  • Construction Dispute: Dhs 160 M, equal to USA $ 43.5 M
  • I am the Chairman of Tribunal.
  • Before Ras Alkhaimah Court: (Ad Hoc Arbitration )

Construction dispute Dhs 28 M, equal to USA $ 7.6 M

Professional and Other Activities

He has many writings in the Arbitrations, and Intellectual property of Drawings, and has membership in many Engineering, and Jurist Associations.

Professional Membership:

  • Order of Engineers, Syria, Damascus
  • Society of Engineers, UAE, Dubai
  • Association of Jurists, UAE

Society of Construction Law, UK, UAE

Academic Qualifications

Civil Engineering, Damascus University, B.Sc., 1976
Beirut Arab University, B.A. Law, 1992
Doctorate Degree, Management, Rochville University
International Arbitration Courses, (stage I +Stage II)
(DIAC) + King’s College of London
Master Class for Arbitrators (ICC-Paris)

Jamal Chaykhouni

Professional Experience

Jamal has over 33 years of success as a Civil Engineer in Transport, Land, Sea Ports & Airports expertise, a world proficient in Project Management, Feasibility studies projects, ADR & International Arbitration, Certified Contracts Experts , in Construction, Real Estate & Energy Expert Witness, Claim Preparation & delay dispute Analyst, Contract & Dispute Resolution, President founder of Canada Quality Experts CQE since 2005 and active member of ICCA , ICC and IBA the International Bar Association.

A Certified Adjudicator from Malaysian KLRCA, a Certified Construction & Real Estate Arbitrator & Expert at Dubai Courts & Ministry Of Justice Engineering Expert. A Certified Arbitrator from Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University and the Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague, The Netherlands in 2017. A Certified Mediator from School of Law International University of Business& Economy in Beijing-China, a Chartered Arbitrator, a Construction & Real Estate Valuer from the Dubai Real Estate Institute and an Engineer Expert in Dubai and UAE Federal Court in Construction and Real Estate Disputes with over 800 cases since 2006, an Active Arbitrator and Member of DIAC-DIFC with over 39 cases as an Arbitrator since 2007.

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

Jamal has over 12 years of arbitral experience. He has worked with DIAC –DIFC as an active member and arbitrator from 2006 to present day.

He is an Expert in:

  • Dubai Court since 2006
  • Abu Dhabi & Al Ain Courts since 2013
  • UAE Federal Courts since 2013

He has arbitrated over 39 cases as an Arbitrator and over 850 cases in Expert Witness Report in UAE Courts.

Professional and Other Activities

  • Certified International Property Specialist CIPS Expert & Real Estate Valuation Certified MENARES
  • Member of the International Commercial Arbitrator ICCA
  • International Civil Aviation Organization
  • Expert Consultant on Missions 2001-2015
  • Dubai Real Estate Institute Valuer
Academic Qualifications

LLM Master of Law (Dispute Resolution) – Kings College University of Aberdeen-UK 2018
MBA Degree with Distinction (Dean List), City University – USA, (1998-2001)
MIS Degree (GPA 3.97/4) Dean List , Washington – USA (2000)
Bachelor Degree of Science in Civil Engineering (Airport Design), N.H – USA (1985).