Shearman And Sterling

Alex Bevan is a partner in the International Arbitration practice and Head of the Abu Dhabi office. He leads the firms Construction practice. He is also a member of the Firm’s 9-member Policy Committee.

Alex specializes in complex international arbitration proceedings arising out of construction and development projects, investments, acquisitions and joint ventures. These disputes arise in a range of industries, in particular infrastructure, power, oil and gas and telecoms. He also regularly serves as Arbitrator in international arbitration proceedings.

Chambers Global notes that clients and peers have described Alex as “widely noted for his broad construction practice. He has regional experience of representing both contractors and developers in significant arbitrations, most notably in the energy and oil and gas industries. One client observed: ‘He is a tenacious advocate and the go-to guy for big-ticket disputes in the Middle East’”. He is also noted for having “extensive experience in international arbitrations, regularly representing major oil and gas clients”. Previous editions note that he is “extremely able” a “go-to guy for major international arbitrations”, and “a strategic thinker and a persuasive advocate” with “excellent relationship-building skills”. Chambers UK describes him as a “clinical cross-examiner” with “invaluable strategic thinking”. He has also been described as “outstanding – shrewd, hardworking and able”. Alex is recommended in The Legal 500 EMEA and The Legal 500 UK.

Alex Bevan is also recommended in Who’s Who Legal – Construction 2019, which reports that “Alex Bevan ranks as one of the go-to construction lawyers in the UAE. Market commentators laud him as ‘a top-tier lawyer’ and ‘one of the premier practitioners in international construction arbitration’”. Who’s Who Legal – Arbitration 2020 recognizes him as a Global Leader, the publication notes that he “enjoys ‘a very good reputation’ in the international arbitration market. One peer says, ‘He gets some of the biggest instructions and is experienced beyond his years in mega-project disputes’”. Previous editions note that Alex Bevan is “‘an outstanding lawyer’ who is recognised as ‘a top name’ for construction-related arbitration” (2019), and that “Peers widely regard Alex Bevan as ‘one of the best construction arbitration specialists’ in the space who they consider ‘a natural born leader’” (2018).