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CMS Dubai beefs up Infrastructure, Construction and Energy Disputes offering with new appointment


International law firm CMS is pleased to announce that Slava Kiryushin has been appointed to its Infrastructure, Construction and Energy (ICE) Disputes team in Dubai. Slava re-joins the firm from oil giant Lukoil, where he was General Counsel for the MENA region. In his former role, Slava focused on dispute resolution of all major oil & gas and infrastructure projects in the Middle East with a combined value of over US$2 billion.
Slava has extensive experience advising on contentious energy, construction and infrastructure matters throughout the Middle East and African region. He is particularly knowledgeable in high value contracts and regularly advises on all types of dispute resolution, focusing on dispute avoidance and international arbitration (ad hoc & institutional including DIAC, ICC, LCIA, SCC and UNCITRAL). Slava has been based in Dubai for five years and sits as an arbitrator (sole and party-appointed). He is also a member of a number of international arbitration centres (LCIA, ICC, SCC, DIAC) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Adrian Bell, Co-Head of CMS’ ICE Disputes practice comments: “We’ve been building our ICE Disputes practice globally in response to increased demand from clients. We are delighted to welcome back Slava to our Dubai office. Slava brings a wealth of experience across a range of high value infrastructure, construction and energy disputes in the Middle East and Africa and will be a real asset to the team. He will fit in well to our team of high quality and dynamic lawyers who excel at partnering with our clients."

Slava Kiryushin adds: “I am delighted to be coming back to CMS at this exciting time in the firm’s development. CMS has a stellar reputation in the field of Infrastructure, Construction and Energy, and I hope to bring the knowledge that I’ve gained through my previous GC role to develop the practice further and build new client relationships.”

CMS has been rapidly developing its Middle East presence. With the relocation of Randall Walker (Partner, Dubai) from London to strengthen the Dubai based ICE Disputes team and the firm’s combination with Nabarro, CMS now boasts over 50 lawyers across the region, supported by a global team of over 4,500 lawyers.