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Pamela McDonald

Pamela McDonald

  • Firm: Pinsent Masons
  • Practice Area: International Arbitration
  • Country: Qatar
  • Email: [email protected]
  • PO Box 22758, Tornado Tower, West Bay, Doha.

About Pamela McDonald

Pamela is a Partner in Qatar,
who combines her English law background with her experience of Middle Eastern
civil code to provide practical advice to clients across the infrastructure and
energy sectors.

Pamela focuses her practice
on dispute resolution including international and domestic commercial
arbitration and mediation and has acted as party representative (counsel) in
cases conducted under all major arbitral rules including ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL,
QICCA and DIAC rules.

In 2022, Pamela was awarded
the Lexis Women in Law award for Arbitration Lawyer of the Year and is ranked
in both Chambers & Partners and Legal500. 

Pamela’s clients note she
is “widely recognised for her skills in ICC construction arbitrations” and
has “a significant track record in disputes relating to infrastructure
projects.”

Pamela’s most recent
arbitration credentials include:

  •        Representing a main
    contractor defending ICC arbitration proceedings brought by two of its
    subcontractors on an independent power and water project in Qatar valued at
    USD389m.
  •        Representing an Emirati
    developer defend DIAC arbitration proceedings brought by a main contractor on a
    major urban development project in Dubai.
  •        Representing a
    subcontractor in ICC arbitration proceedings brought by a civil works
    subcontractor in respect of one of the packages of the Doha Metro project.

In addition to arbitration,
Pamela regularly provides project counsel during the execution phase of complex
energy and infrastructure projects in the Middle East, to avoid dispute
escalation.

Pamela is a member of a
number of professional associations and is the Honorary Secretary of the
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) in Qatar.  Pamela is also a Board member of the National
Association of Women in Construction Qatar (NAWIC), and is a MENA region
co-chair of the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations.

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