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Beau McLaren


Abu Dhabi

Holman Fenwick Willan MEA LLP
Office 7, 6 Floor, Al Khatem Tower
ADGM Square
Al Maryah Island
PO BOX 764608
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Office Telephone: +971 2 235 4900

Direct Dial (Abu Dhabi): +971 (0)56 683 0824


Level 8, Building 6
Emaar Square, Sheikh Zayed Road
PO Box 53934 Dubai
United Arab Emirates

Office Telephone: +971 4 423 0555
Office Fax: +971 4 425 7941

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Beau McLaren is a partner in our Dubai office specialising in Construction and Construction Disputes across the Middle East.

Beau has over 10 years' experience in the Middle East and has been based permanently in the UAE since 2007. During this time, he has advised on a range of construction projects and commercial disputes in the Gulf region and further afield.

Beau represents and advises parties at every level of the supply chain, from procurement through to contract management, and has significant experience of a wide variety of project contractual arrangements across a number of types of projects.

In addition to his front-end work, Beau also advises clients on bringing and defending claims arising out of construction projects, which are often both complex and high-value. Beau has experience of all common forms of dispute resolution, such as mediation, dispute adjudication and court litigation, but has a particular focus on construction-related arbitration. He regularly represents his clients in international and domestic arbitration proceedings and has extensive experience of proceedings under most institutional rules, including the DIAC, DIFC-LCIA, ICC and LCIA rules, as well as proceedings under the UNCITRAL rules and ad hoc proceedings. Beau also sits as an arbitrator and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Prior to 2007, Beau was based in London, where he advised on several infrastructure projects in England, including PFI/PPP schemes and a variety of other construction projects.

Beau has authored a number of articles in a variety of legal and construction industry journals, including a guide to construction projects in the UAE. He also speaks at industry events on construction and dispute resolution issues. Beau is described in Legal 500 2018 as "hardworking, client-friendly and extremely innovative: all the attributes of a great lawyer" and in Chambers & Partners 2018 as "absolutely first-rate" and "fantastic, both technically and in terms of his overall communication skills and ability to simplify issues."

Beau is qualified in England and Wales.

Abu Dhabi

The firm's Abu Dhabi office opened in 2018.

Our Abu Dhabi office opened in 2018 and consists of 4 partners. The office offers both GCC clients and international clients with operations in the region an integrated service covering dispute resolution, transactions and regulation across a number of industry sectors. 

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