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The Late Professor William Ballantyne


Main areas of expertise include:

  • International litigation and arbitration as chairman, arbitrator, counsel or expert
  • Leading expert in Arab laws


Hon. Chairman, Arab Legal Forum, International Bar Association

Former solicitor of the Supreme Court

Former member of the bars of Kuwait, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates with offices in those states.

Cases of note:

State of Qatar v British Aerospace - Qatari law (Paris)

Dubai Bank Ltd. v Galadari and others - UAE Law

Westland Helicopters Limited v Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates et al - Swiss Law, laws of the 4 States arbitration (Geneva)

Westacre Investments v Jugoimport - expert, Kuwaiti law

State of Kuwait v Getty Oil - counsel for State of Kuwait, Kuwaiti law in New York Court

Qatar Petroleum Company v Shell - expert counsel for Shell, Qatari law arbitration (Paris)

Trade Centre Management Co. Ltd. v ruler of Dubai - counsel for TCMC: Dubai/UAE Law arbitration (Amsterdam)

American Independent Oil Company (Aminoil) v State of Kuwait, arbitration (Paris): counsel for Aminoil, Kuwaiti law

Kuwait Oil Tanker Company v Al Badi & Ors: expert, Kuwaiti law

Glencore v Metro - UAE Law





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