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Dentons appoints Alistair Young to its Dubai team

Young will primarily lead Dentons' UAE disputes practice, and later on the wider Middle East disputes practice from 1 May, 2017

Young recently relocated from Dentons' London office where he was based since joining the firm in 2011.
Young recently relocated from Dentons' London office where he was based since joining the firm in 2011.

Global law firm, Dentons, has appointed Alastair Young to its Middle East construction and dispute resolution practice in Dubai.

Young recently relocated from Dentons' London office where he was based since joining the firm in 2011.

In his new role, Young will primarily lead Dentons' UAE disputes practice, and later on the wider Middle East disputes practice from 1 May, 2017.

He has been practising in the Middle East whilst based in the UK since 2007 and has experience acting for international companies operating in the region, a company statement said.

Dual qualified both as a barrister and as a solicitor, Young has extensive experience of all forms of dispute resolution, including litigation in the UK's Technology and Construction Court, statutory and contractual adjudication, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) – including mediation and expert determination, – and domestic and international arbitration.

Commenting on Young’s appointment, Andrew Jones, partner and head of construction in the Middle East at Dentons, said: "We are pleased to welcome Young to our Middle East practice. His move strengthens our team and demonstrates Dentons' ongoing commitment to and investment in the region."

Paul Jarvis, Dentons' managing partner for the Middle East, also said: "Young is a great addition to our Middle East practice. His clients will benefit from his great wealth of international experience as we continue to see the rise of disputes where the resolution can take place in multiple jurisdictions."

Young provides advice in relation to all types of construction and engineering disputes. As a result of his former experience at the bar – where he undertook criminal and forensic work – he also advises businesses in relation to investigatory and regulatory matters.

He qualified as a barrister in 1997 and practised at the bar with a focus on engineering and construction disputes until 2007, when he joined HBJ Gateley Wareing LLP as a partner, prior to join Dentons.

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