Craig Shepherd

Craig Shepherd

Craig Shepherd

Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | UAE

Craig has helped clients resolve some of the most high profile disputes in the Middle East. He has 25 years of experience in arbitration and litigation in the infrastructure sector, 20 years of which have been spent in the firm’s international offices solving clients’ problems in challenging jurisdictions. Craig regularly assists clients in power and water projects, oil and gas infrastructure and disputes under EPC contracts, off-take agreements and concessions for all types of built asset.

Craig’s infrastructure clients include the private developers of multiple Middle Eastern power and water generation plants, the developers of desalination and steam plants and the private and public sector developers of some of the world’s highest profile building projects. He advises the contractors building a number of the new railway projects and power and water projects throughout the Middle East and the Maghreb.

Craig represents banks and financial institutions in court and arbitration proceedings, major defence contractors in the resolution of multi-million dollar disputes with Middle East Governments, IOCs with drilling disputes and contractors designing and building oil and gas facilities around the region.

Sitting as an arbitrator, appearing as counsel, and described by Legal 500 as a “tactical master” Craig is listed in the Chambers, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal guides variously for arbitration, construction, and dispute resolution.