Mark Raymont of Pinsent Masons will be speaking to members about ‘The perils and potential pitfalls in giving expert witness evidence in Middle Eastern proceedings’.
Mark Raymont, head of Risk Advisory Services of Pinsent Masons Middle East, will be sharing with us some of his thoughts on the legal and practical challenges and potential pitfalls of giving expert evidence in proceedings in the Middle East and will give some insights as to the various different approaches to receiving and interrogating expert evidence in the region.
Mark Raymont is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales and has been admitted as a Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong. He has also been awarded higher rights of audience in the Courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). He is a partner in Pinsent Masons and is based in the offices in UAE having previously spent 5 years in the Hong Kong office and a similar period in the London office.
Mark has been recognised as a leading lawyer in a well-known legal directory (Chambers Global) where he is described as “a brilliant strategist – very comfortable with high-value disputes that have a local law impact” . He has also been described in another leading legal directory (Legal 500 of Europe, Middle East and Asia) as “specialising in complex, large-scale technical and commercial disputes,..” and as a lawyer who “considers matters from all angles before entering into dispute and delivers sound advice.”
Mark has over 30 years’ experience in advising a wide range of clients in the Construction & Engineering, Oil & Gas, Energy, and Power Process sectors and specialises in advising clients on contractual and commercial matters involving complex, large-scale projects both internationally and in the Middle East/Asia Pacific Regions.
Mark has significant experience of leading teams on large and/or complex issues and disputes involving the use of a multiplicity of dispute resolution mechanisms including arbitration, expert determination, mediation and other forms of ADR as well as in the High Court.