John Dowse

Expert Quantum and Delay

Dispute Resolution Methods

Kuwait is a rapidly expanding market place for construction, attracting high profile, international contractors who are accustomed to contracting in other legal jurisdictions and on terms which promote non-adversarial methods of dispute resolution; however, the contracting philosophy in Kuwait generally does not afford such opportunity. The short presentation (30 minutes or so) will attempt to give a balanced consideration to adopting such dispute resolution methods.


John is a commercial and contracts specialist with over 35 years’ construction experience; including experience of many forms of contract worldwide. In this time, John has been a Party appointed expert in both Quantum and Delay matters. He has extensive experience in domestic and international arbitration including tribunal and panel experience in Arbitration and Dispute Adjudication and Resolution Boards. He is a registered Mediator, including appointment by the Court.

John is well established as a lecturer and examiner for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and for FIDIC Caribbean Regional Organisation, as well as being a Committee Member for CIArb (Caribbean Region) and a member of the CInstCES Dispute Resolution Panel (CDRP).

In addition to his extensive lecturing background he has presented at multiple construction industry seminars held in the Middle East, the USA, the Caribbean, and Europe with organisations including FIDIC, the CIARb., and the RICS.