Bevan, Alex

Alexander Bevan

Alex Bevan is a partner practicing in the International Arbitration Group based in our Abu Dhabi office. Alex advises and represents clients in complex international arbitration proceedings arising out of construction and development projects, investments, acquisitions and joint ventures. These disputes arise in a range of industries, in particular infrastructure, power, oil and gas and telecoms. Alex also serves as Arbitrator in international arbitration proceedings.

Alex Bevan has been distinguished in Chambers UK as a “powerful advocate” and “a clinical cross-examiner” with “invaluable strategic thinking.” He is also described as “outstanding – shrewd, hardworking and able.” He is “recommended for complex arbitration and litigation” in Legal 500 EMEA and also listed in Legal 500 UK and Legal 500 Latin America. He is commended as “efficient and smart” in the June 2014 edition of India Business Law Journal.

Selected Experience

  • A global asset management company as Claimant in a HKIAC arbitration in Hong Kong against certain founders and shareholders of a company that our client invested in. The dispute arises from an agreement in connection with the investment. Hong Kong law governs
  • Two European companies as Respondents in an SIAC arbitration in Singapore initiated by a South East Asian company. The dispute arises from a Share Purchase Agreement subject to Singapore law. The sum in dispute exceeds USD 100 million
  • Indian entity as respondent in SIAC arbitration arising out of the acquisition of a travel business
  • Indian industrial conglomerate as respondent in ICC arbitration arising out of an agreement for the construction of an industrial gasses facility in Oman. Bahrain seat, Omani law
  • A NASDAQ listed company as Respondent in a SIAC arbitration in Singapore brought by former shareholders. The dispute arises from a Share Purchase Agreement subject to Mauritius law


  • “Planning for the Worst to Manage the Best : A Proactive Approach to Managing Construction Disputes”, Magazine des Affaires – Special Infrastructure (2015) (with Alexander J. Marcopoulos)
  • “Independent Guarantees in International Construction Projects: A Note of Caution,” Construction Law Journal, Vol. 28 No. 3, 2012, Sweet & Maxwell
  • “Worldwide Freezing Orders in Support of Foreign Arbitrations: A Rare Breed of Relief,” 3(2) Global Arbitration Review 37 (2008)


  • The College of Law, Chester, Legal Practice Course, 1997, (Commendation) 
  • The College of Law, Chester, Common Professional Examination, 1996, (Commendation)
  • University of Southampton, B.A., 1995, Combined Honours Politics and Spanish/Latin American Studies (1st Class Hons) 



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