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Malcolm Jezewski

Senior Associate
About

Malcolm Jezewski is an Australian-qualified construction lawyer with extensive experience in contentious and non-contentious matters. He has acted for principals and contractors across the Middle East, Asia and Australia on complex large-scale infrastructure and engineering projects under leading institutional rules including DIAC, ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA and SIAC.

Malcolm has acted for clients on some of the most challenging and complex engineering projects including hospitals, nuclear energy plants, international airports, and oil and gas processing facilities. He has also held a number of inhouse roles, including most recently as General Counsel of a major national Australian construction and engineering contractor.

Malcolm is particularly experienced with working closely with client’s project-based personnel to develop and prepare claims for presentation before arbitral tribunals.

EXPERIENCE

  • Acting for MEP contractor in relation to unlawful termination claim and recovery of outstanding payment entitlements arising on major medical facility project in Riyadh, KSA.

  •  Acting for MEP contractor in relation to dispute with EPC contractor arising on major luxury hotel and residential development located on the Palm Jumeirah, Dubai.

  • Acting for leading fuel distributor in dispute with EPC contractor for defective works arising from the construction of new fuelling facilities at major international airport located in the UAE.

  • Acting for EPC contractor in defending claims commenced by structural steel subcontractor arising on major retail project in Dubai, UAE (DIAC Arbitration Rules).

  • Acting for international contractor in recovery of amounts paid to specialist façade subcontractor in relation to keystone project in Dubai, UAE (DIFC Court proceedings).

  • Acted for EPC contractor in relation to disputes arising on King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, KSA.

  • Acting for MEP contractor in relation to unlawful termination claim and recovery of outstanding payment entitlements arising on major medical facility project in Riyadh, KSA.

  •  Acting for MEP contractor in relation to dispute with EPC contractor arising on major luxury hotel and residential development located on the Palm Jumeirah, Dubai.

  • Acting for leading fuel distributor in dispute with EPC contractor for defective works arising from the construction of new fuelling facilities at major international airport located in the UAE.

  • Acting for EPC contractor in defending claims commenced by structural steel subcontractor arising on major retail project in Dubai, UAE (DIAC Arbitration Rules).

  • Acting for international contractor in recovery of amounts paid to specialist façade subcontractor in relation to keystone project in Dubai, UAE (DIFC Court proceedings).

  • Acted for EPC contractor in relation to disputes arising on King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, KSA.

Education
  • Bachelor of Laws, Murdoch University, Western Australia, 2012
  • Murdoch University, Perth Western Australia, 2012

Prior Experience

  • Prior to joining DLA Piper, Malcolm trained and qualified in Perth, Western Australia, at a major regional law firm before moving to the construction and international arbitration practice group of a leading international firm where he undertook a number of secondments, included 18 months in the firm’s Dubai office and 9 months in the head office of a major client in Sydney, NSW.  Malcolm moved in-house with a national construction and engineering firm in 2019 before returning to private practice in Dubai in 2021.

Professional Qualifications

  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Law, Western Australia, 2013
  • Admitted as a legal practitioner in the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of Western Australia, 2013

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