Driver Trett appoints a new UAE Country Manager

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Driver Trett, a Global Construction Consultancy, has appointed Julian Haslam-Jones as its new UAE Country Manager.

Julian has 20 years’ industry experience working for major clients, contractors and consulting organisations in the Middle East, Europe and Asia. During this time, Julian has held commercial and contract positions with operators, contractors and consultants in the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Italy, Iraq, Qatar, India, Algeria, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and United Arab Emirates where he has been a resident for over seven years. This experience has enabled Julian to become a specialist in contractual claims for time and cost, employing various forms of contracts, resulting in the successful conclusion of large value and/or complicated accounts on a wide variety of projects. His experience portfolio includes many major EPC oil and gas projects in the Middle East, Asia and Europe. Other project experience includes UK Ministry of Defence projects, schools, offices, airports, independent water and power plants.   

Julian has an LLM in Construction Law and Arbitration, an LLB (Hons) in Law and is a Fellow of the Chartered institute of Arbitrators.

Commenting on his appointment, Julian said: “I am delighted to be joining Driver Trett. I am looking forward to this next chapter of my career, and to working with many world-class consultants, experts and thought leaders in our industry.”

Julian is a great addition to the Driver Trett team, David Merritt, Managing Director, and Head of Middle East & Asia Pacific said: “I am delighted to welcome Julian to Driver Trett’s growing team in the Middle East. He has an outstanding reputation, and a successful track record of consistently delivering for clients across the Middle East and Africa, particularly in the oil and gas sector. I am excited to have him on board and heading up our operations in the UAE.”


Driver Group have provided expert consultancy and advisory services in the field of claims and dispute resolution to the engineering and construction industries for over 40 years. The company has grown to over 400 members of staff, with offices across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East. Our knowledge and experience support the effective and successful delivery and close-out of our clients’ projects worldwide, and bridges the gap between the construction, legal and financial sectors. The range of services offered across the Group provides support to the engineering and construction industries it serves, from start to finish.

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