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Omid Mousavi, Associate

Omid Mousavi



English and Persian

Practice areas

  • Commercial litigation
  • Construction and engineering
  • International arbitration
  • Litigation and dispute management
  • Other

Practice notes

Omid is an associate in our litigation and dispute management practice, based in our Doha office.  He is a Canadian barrister with experience in litigation and arbitration proceedings in the Middle East and Canada.

Omid’s work encompasses a broad range of complex contentious matters, with a particular emphasis on construction disputes, cross-border proceedings and commercial arbitration. He is skilled at distilling complex commercial issues, providing practical advice and drafting persuasive legal arguments. Omid has successfully represented international clients involved in a wide range of domestic and international arbitrations as well as commercial disputes before local courts.

Omid also assists clients in negotiating solutions outside the courtroom and is experienced in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes, including mediation and settlement negotiation.

A selection of Omid’s experience includes advising:

  • a multinational construction company in a CEDR mediation and an ICC arbitration in defence of a claim brought by a subcontractor in relation to the construction of an international airport
  • a branch of an American oil operator against an international contractor in an ad hoc arbitration in relation to the provision of integrated drilling services
  • a governmental pension fund in an ad hoc arbitration in relation to a claim brought by an international contractor JV for the construction of a five-star resort project, including obtaining nullification of the award
  • an American subcontractor in its dispute with a multinational IT company in relation to the construction of the IT networks at the Muscat International Airport
  • a South African company in relation to claims brought against it at the primary and appeal court levels for the construction of five power plants, including injunctive proceedings and application for attachment orders
  • an Omani employer in the defence of a contractor’s claims for extension of time and payment for variations in relation to the construction of a five-star hotel project
  • a branch of a major UK oil company in a dispute with a number of subcontractors at the primary court level arising out of an EPC contract for the construction of an oil refinery


  • Called to the Bar by the Benchers of Upper Canada, 2016


  • Queen’s University (2016), PhD, Ontario, Canada
  • Law Society of Upper Canada (2016), Bar Admission Course, Ontario, Canada
  • University of Toronto (2015), JD, Ontario, Canada