Grace Lee-Tuck Associate – Middle East and Africa

Grace has a range of domestic and international dispute resolution experience involving large construction, infrastructure and energy projects in the Middle-East and Australia. Grace has advised Clients at all stages of contractual matter, from contract advice and negotiation, through to dispute advice, pre-action, arbitration and settlement. Grace has acted in a range of arbitrations, including under the ICC, UNCITRAL, DIAC, ADCCAC rules, and is accustomed to working with international teams of local counsel and experts across a range of disciplines.

Grace trained and qualified as a solicitor in Western Australia, and has practiced in Australia and the Middle East.

Specialist expertise

Examples of Grace’s expertise include:

  • assisting the Arbitration team with disclosure and submissions for an ADCCAC arbitration seated in Abu Dhabi, concerning the construction of an aluminium plant, and drafting submissions for a stay in arbitration proceedings pending a challenge in the Dubai Courts of the tribunal’s award on jurisdiction;
  • reviewing and advising on contracts such as a design, construction and maintenance contract related to the construction of a Dubai Expo 2020 pavilion;
  • advising on a range of extensive consultancy services contracts for planned novation by the client;
  • advising on a contract concerning a retrospective dispute regarding cladding for a stadium for the 2015 FIFA World Cup;
  • drafting articles on Force Majeure, the impacts of COVID-19 on construction contracts, and on construction law in Saudi Arabia;
  • worked within a Global Projects and Construction team assisting an EPC contractor with a US$ 2.5 billion ICC arbitration seated in Singapore, concerning the construction of a combined cycle power plant for a LNG facility in the Northern Territory, Australia.