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Jeremie Witt

Partner

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
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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Memberships & Roles

  • 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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Education

  • 2018 - LLM, University of Melbourne
  • 2005 - Law, LLB(Hons), Flinders University of South Australia
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23 June 2021
Which pay­ment sched­ule is val­id when the Su­per­in­tend­ent and the Em­ploy­er’s...
In the re­cent de­cision of RHG Con­struc­tion Fit­out and Main­ten­ance Pty Ltd v. Kangaroo Point De­vel­op­ments MP Prop­erty Pty Ltd & Ors[1], the Queens­land Court of Ap­peal held that a pay­ment sched­ule is­sued...
11 June 2021
The 2021 ACI­CA Rules and the 2020 Aus­trali­an Ar­bit­ra­tion Re­port
On 1 April 2021 the 2021 ACI­CA Ar­bit­ra­tion Rules (2021 ACI­CA Rules) and Ex­ped­ited Ar­bit­ra­tion Rules (2021 ACI­CA Ex­ped­ited Rules) came in­to ef­fect; up­dat­ing the pre­vi­ous ACI­CA rules and bet­ter re­flect­ing...
07 June 2021
Does the pre­ven­tion prin­ciple ap­ply where the Em­ploy­er has an ab­so­lute...
The pre­ven­tion prin­ciple The pre­ven­tion prin­ciple is fre­quently ban­died about in the con­text of con­struc­tion dis­putes. Put simply, the pre­ven­tion prin­ciple has the ef­fect that a party which pre­vents an­oth­er...
06 May 2021
Queens­land courts con­firm that late ad­ju­dic­a­tion de­cisions are void
Sum­mary In its re­cent de­cision in Civil Con­tract­ors (Aust) Pty Ltd v. Galaxy De­vel­op­ments Pty Ltd & Ors; Jones v. Galaxy De­vel­op­ments Ltd & Ors [2021] QCA 10, the Queens­land Court of Ap­peal con­firmed...
15 April 2021
Law and reg­u­la­tion of con­sequen­tial dam­ages clauses in the en­ergy sec­tor...
1. Do the words “con­sequen­tial loss” have a giv­en mean­ing in law? Yes. Aus­trali­an law fol­lows the ap­proach taken by the Eng­lish courts to the as­sess­ment of dam­ages set out in the case of Had­ley...
12 March 2021
ICC re­port on the Ac­cur­acy of Fact Wit­ness Memory in In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tion
In Novem­ber 2020, the ICC’s Task Force on Max­im­ising the Pro­bat­ive Value of Wit­ness Evid­ence (the “Task Force”) pub­lished a re­port on the Ac­cur­acy of Fact Wit­ness Memory in In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tion...
December 2020
In­ter­na­tion­al Dis­putes Di­gest - Winter Edi­tion 2020
Wel­come to the winter edi­tion of the CMS In­ter­na­tion­al Dis­putes Di­gest, the bi­an­nu­al pub­lic­a­tion of CMS’ Dis­pute Res­ol­u­tion prac­tice fea­tur­ing ana­lys­is and com­ment­ary on the ma­jor trends shap­ing the...
23 November 2020
15 Asia Pa­cific (“APAC”) Na­tions Sign The Re­gion­al Com­pre­hens­ive Eco­nom­ic...
What is the RCEP? Signed dur­ing this year’s (mostly on­line) ASEAN sum­mit with ne­go­ti­ations hav­ing star­ted in 2012, the RCEP cre­ates the largest free trade agree­ment in the world in terms of gross do­mest­ic...
22 October 2020
Rights of rep­res­ent­a­tion in in­ter­na­tion­al ar­bit­ra­tion: are you be­ing heard? 
A re­cent de­cision of the Singa­pore High Court de­clined to set aside a Singa­pore In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tion Centre (“SI­AC”) award where the ap­plic­ant as­ser­ted that the Tribunal had im­prop­erly ex­cluded...
11 October 2019
Quantum meruit claims after ter­min­a­tion: a chan­ging of the tide?
A de­cision of the Hight Court of Aus­tralia earli­er this week has held that resti­tu­tion­ary claims on a quantum meruit (i.e. reas­on­able price) basis by con­tract­ors after the ter­min­a­tion of a con­struc­tion...
18 July 2017
CMS Dubai part­ner re­lo­cates to Singa­pore to join APAC In­fra­struc­ture, Con­struc­tion...
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS is pleased to an­nounce that part­ner Jeremie Witt has been ap­poin­ted to join its In­fra­struc­ture, Con­struc­tion and En­ergy (ICE) dis­putes team in Singa­pore. He will lead the three...
21 July 2016
En­force­ment of for­eign judg­ments in Dubai - the DI­FC Courts as a con­duit...
A re­cent de­cision of the DI­FC Court of Ap­peal, over­turn­ing the de­cision at first in­stance which we re­por­ted on here, has opened the door to a sim­pli­fied meth­od of en­for­cing a judg­ment of a for­eign court...