Mike Stewart

Partner

About Mike Stewart

Mike Stewart is a Partner at Wikborg Rein's London office and is part of the firm's Construction practice. He focuses on complex, high value disputes arising out of major construction and infrastructure projects, carrying out project counsel work and international arbitration. He has developed a particular expertise in relation to the FIDIC Contracts.

Stewart's project counsel work involves managing live risks from within the client's team, drafting key correspondence and assisting with the resolution of disputes. He has carried out this role on projects in Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Yemen, Turkey, Iraq and Albania. Mike also carries out some non-contentious advisory work at the procurement stage of major projects.

Stewart's international arbitration work involves dealing with all stages of the proceedings, including acting as advocate at final hearings. He has acted in international arbitrations arising out of projects in Oman, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and India and Sri Lanka.

Work experience
  • 2016

    Partner, Wikborg Rein, London

  • 2013 - 2016

    Partner, K&L Gates LLP

  • 1998 - 2013

    Associate, Senior Associate and Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP

  • 1994 - 1998

    Trainee and Associate, Berrymans Lace Mawer

Education
  • 2001

    MSc (Hons) in Construction Law and Arbitration, King's College London

  • 1993–1994

    CPE and LPC, College of Law, York

  • 1992

    MA (Hons) in English and History, University of Aberdeen

Selected projects
  • ICC arbitration on behalf of a contractor in relation to the construction of a road project in Oman under bespoke Conditions of Contract. Seat of arbitration Geneva and subject to Omani law.

  • ICC arbitration on behalf of a contractor in relation to the construction of a pipeline project in Yemen under bespoke Conditions of Contract. Seat of arbitration Vienna and subject to Austrian law.

  • ICC arbitration on behalf of a contractor in relation to the construction of a road project in Sri Lanka under FIDIC Conditions of Contract. Seat of arbitration Colombo and subject to Sri Lankan law.

  • Ad hoc arbitration on behalf of a Joint Venture of contractors in relation to the construction of a rail project in India under FIDIC Conditions of Contract. Seat of arbitration Delhi and subject to Indian law.

  • FIDIC Dispute Board claims on behalf of a Joint Venture of contractors in relation to a water treatment plant in Iraq, constructed under the FIDIC Conditions of Contract and subject to Iraqi law.