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Jeremie Witt


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English

Jeremie is a partner in the Energy, Projects and Construction Team and is based in Australia. He has previously been a partner with CMS in our Dubai and our Singapore offices and has extensive experience acting on complex and distressed projects across the MENA and APAC regions. Jeremie is admitted in Australia, England and Wales (as a solicitor-advocate) and holds Part II registration with the DIFC Courts in Dubai.

Jeremie advises on contentious and non-contentious construction, energy and infrastructure matters and has extensive experience with major standard forms of contract. Jeremie regularly advises on all types of dispute resolution, specialising in international arbitration (ad hoc & institutional including ICC, LCIA, SCC, SIAC, DIAC and ADCCAC). 

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"A fantastic lawyer who always takes comments on board - he explores all angles of a problem and always gives clear advice."

Chambers, 2017

"is incredibly hard-working, very diligent and really cares about getting the right result for the client."

Chambers, 2016

"provides high quality and very practical solutions to both non-contentious and contentious problems."

Legal 500, 2016

Relevant experience

  • An oil major in an LCIA arbitration (English law, London seat) where over USD 300m is claimed arising out of an oil drilling contract in Iraq.
  • An employer on multiple related disputes subject to ICC arbitration arising out of EPC contracts (English law, London and Paris seats) relating to delays, disruption and defective works.
  • An EPC contractor in relation to disputes subject to ICC arbitration arising out of the construction of a power plant (English law, Singapore seat).
  • An oil major in an SCC arbitration (English law, Stockholm seat) with a security contractor arising out of a project in Iraq.
  • A major FMCG group in relation to project structure and negotiating contracts for the construction of an AED1.2bn+ fully automated warehouse in the MENA region on an EPC basis.
  • Acting in disputes for a consultant on the Doha Metro project.
  • A specialist contractor in relation to multiple disputes arising out of the refurbishment of a luxury hotel in the GCC subject to DIAC arbitration.
  • Contractors and consultants on contracts for the Dubai Expo 2020 and Qatar 2022 World Cup projects.
  • A specialist tunnelling contractor on a major rail project.
  • An EPC contractor on a wind farm project in Kenya.
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  • 2018 - LLM, University of Melbourne
  • 2005 - Law, LLB(Hons), Flinders University of South Australia
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  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb).
  • Member of the Associate of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN).
  • Member of the Society of Construction Law (UK and Australian branches). 
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