Database of Arbitrators and Mediators

The MIAC Database features a global pool of both highly experienced and new arbitrators as well as mediators, drawn from civil and common law jurisdictions around the world.

In creating an online Database, MIAC aims to create a useful resource to users, and at the same time bring to the fore the recognized talent of arbitrators and mediators from Africa, Asia, and beyond.

The Database is freely accessible to the public for assistance in identifying appropriate arbitrators for specific cases. Appointments by the MIAC appointing authority may also draw upon, but would not be limited to, the Database. While MIAC encourages qualified individuals to join the Database, inclusion in the Database does not entail an endorsement or certification by MIAC.

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Mr. Adrian Cole



Gender: Male

Nationality: British

Country: United Kingdom

Email Address:


Languages: English (Native)

Experience as sole arbitrator: Yes , 30 cases

Experience as co-arbitrator: Yes , 50 cases

Experience as presiding arbitrator: Yes , 10 cases

Experience as counsel in arbitration proceedings: Yes , 50 cases

Experience as Mediator: No

Legal systems: Common Law

Bar Admission: Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (1993); Higher Rights of Audience (non-practicing) , Admitted as a solicitor in the Republic of Ireland (1997) (non-practicing) , Admitted as an advocate in the Courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre

Fields of arbitration specialization: Construction & Infrastructure


Unforeseen Adverse Ground Conditions a bad workman blames his tools? co-authored with G Hess, in Corporate Disputes Magazine December 2020
Expert Firm Services: Where does the duty lie? co-authored with G Hess, in Corporate Disputes Magazine July 2020
The Midnight Disaster of Defective Arbitration Agreements co-authored with G Hess, in Corporate Disputes Magazine April 2020
Suitability of Arbitration Rules for Construction Disputes , co-authored with David Kiefer, in The Guide to Construction Arbitration, published by the Global Arbitration Review
(GAR) October 2019
Winning Construction Disputes in the Gulf: Some Strategic Considerations in BCDR-AAA International Arbitration Review 2017
Dispute Resolution in the Middle East in Corporate Disputes Magazine October 2017
Comparing Regional Arbitration Processes in Corporate Disputes Magazine January 2014
Defects Liability under the FIDIC Red Book : Society of Construction Law
“The Interpretation and Application of Delay Clauses In International Construction Contracts Governed by UAE Law” in Delay Clauses in International Construction Contracts, Jacob
Jorgensen Ed, Kluwer Law International, 2010
“Alternative Dispute Resolution in the United Arab Emirates” in ADR Client Strategies in the Middle East and Africa”, Thompson Reuters 2009
“Construction and Projects Law in the UAE” in PLC Cross-border Construction & Projects Handbook, Practical Law Company, 2009

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