Kirkandrae (Kirk) Durrant is a construction law partner in the firm’s Doha office. His practice focuses on advising clients in construction matters across a wide range of sectors in the construction industry.
He has considerable experience advising clients in both transactional and contentious matters including matters relating to major pipeline projects (energy, water, waste), utility projects (district cooling, power, water), process facility projects (solar, desalination), transportation projects (airports, sea-ports, railway), infrastructure projects (roadways, bridges, tunnels) and commercial projects (mixed used developments, theme parks) among others.
Mr. Durrant regularly advises clients, including, owners, developers, contractors, design professionals, governmental and public sector entities on a variety of legal issues pertinent to the construction industry. He has extensive experience counseling clients in connection with different project delivery methods (including traditional delivery, design-build, EPC, EPCM, PPP, BOT, BOOT and DBOM models), and preparing and negotiating standard form (i.e. FIDIC, NEC, JCT, AIA etc.) and bespoke construction agreements. Mr. Durrant also regularly acts for clients in international arbitrations before ICC, ICDR, CEDR, DIAC and LCIA panels and has acted for clients in mediations or court litigation in the U.S., the Middle East and North Africa region and/or Asia. In 2012 and 2013, Mr. Durrant was recognized by Chambers and Partners as a leading dispute resolution lawyer in the MENA region.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Durrant was a lawyer in the Doha office of another international firm where he represented clients in the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and the United States on a variety of construction related matters.