As a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with 44 years’ experience, the majority of which has been spent in Consultancy, I have practiced in the Middle East Region, India, Africa and South East Asia for the past 23 years. I have acted on behalf of many clients over the years resolving contractual and commercial disputes in both informal and formal dispute resolution environments. In the last few years I have acted as sole Arbitrator in disputes involving Main Contractor/Sub Contractor, Engineer/Architect/Employer and multi-unit property purchase. I have also served as a member of three man tribunals on many occasions. I have acted as Expert Witness (Quantum), Adjudicator and Mediator on a number of construction industry disputes which have been the subject of arbitration proceedings. I have extensive knowledge of all of the main forms of contract commonly used in the Region and have a good understanding and appreciation of the many cultural issues which can impact the dispute resolution process.
44 years of solid experience in the field of Development & Project Management, Cost Management, Contract Administration, Claims Consultancy, Dispute Resolution and Arbitration using all internationally recognised forms of contract. Twenty-three of those years have been spent in the Middle East (7yrs in Oman, 16 in the UAE). During this time many assignments have been undertaken throughout the region as well as India and Africa.
Extensive experience of contracts management work both in a civil and infrastructure environment,pre and post contracts experience including the drafting of contracts, tender documentation, contract formulation, and negotiating terms of conditions of contract.
Successfully pursued and defended multiple multimillion dollar claims in the Middle East. Solid experience of tender process, variations to contracts, extension of time, variations and risk, RFP’s, evaluation of tender submissions and awarding contracts, contracts administration, drafting of contracts etc.
During my career I have held C-level and senior management positions in Consultancy, Contracting and Development Companies.
Currently Managing Director of George Grant Associates a Company I founded in 2012. GGAGeorge Grant Associates is a multi-faceted management consultancy business set up to provide professional services to the Construction, Engineering and Development Industries. The Practice was established in April 2012 by George Grant.
Practising Arbitrator, Adjudicator, Mediator, Expert Witness and Dispute Resolution Expert.
International Power and Water Investments (IPWI)
Chicago Construction (a Varkey Group Company)
International Project Finance Association (IPFA), Middle East Council Member
My areas of operation are Middle East, India, Africa.