Doug Wass Partner

Doug acts on a wide range of substantial international and domestic arbitration, litigation and adjudication matters. He has particular expertise in complex construction, engineering and real estate claims and related professional negligence issues, although his practice also encompasses more general commercial disputes.

Doug has advised a wide range of clients, including large developers, project companies, professional consultants, contractors and sub-contractors.  His experience includes office, residential, hotel, industrial, hospital, university, school, power plant, airport and roads projects.  Doug’s arbitration work has included major international ICC and LCIA arbitrations.  Doug also regularly advises clients in relation to mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Doug has an MSc in Construction Law and Arbitration from King’s College, London and is a member of the Society of Construction Law, the Adjudication Society and the Property Litigation Association.  Doug is also a Solicitor-Advocate.

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"He 'works phenomenally hard and is extremely good,' according to sources. He focuses his practice on representing developers, contractors and employers in significant construction disputes."

Chambers UK 2018

"Leader of the contentious team Douglas Wass advises on a range of domestic disputes and also has experience advising on construction matters in Africa. One client comments: 'He was highly effective in positioning our company for the litigation process. He was calm, considered and has provided great service throughout the matter'."

Chambers UK 2017

"Doug Wass is commercial and approachable."

The UK Legal 500 2016

"Douglas Wass advises on litigation and ADR. One source reports: 'He is technically superb and incredibly calm'."

Chambers UK 2016