Josh Kemp

Josh Kemp


Josh first joined ADG Legal as a Senior Associate, working from our London representative office. In the beginning of 2020, Josh was appointed Partner in our Dubai office.

In the construction sphere, Josh has acted in litigation and arbitration for a range of industry clients such as major engineering construction contractors, O&M contractors, government authorities, employers, consultants and subcontractors. Josh has a particularly strong track record acting for contractors in arbitration and litigation concerning major infrastructure projects, having successfully led cases recovering several hundred million dollars on delayed, complex projects. He has been consistently named as a Leading Construction Litigation Lawyer in his native jurisdiction (Australia), having previously been a Partner of a leading boutique construction law firm, as well as a Senior Associate at Norton Rose Fulbright, and London city firm, Costigan King.

Josh also has vast experience in acting for corporate and high net-worth individuals on a range of commercial disputes centred on the Middle East, East Africa, the UK and Europe. Josh regularly acts as lead counsel on multi-jurisdictional litigation, as well as local counsel instructed by major international law firms. His experience ranges from shareholder and joint venture disputes, to major fraud investigations and asset recoveries, across most industry sectors.

He regularly acts in DIFC Court proceedings and has acted in international arbitrations in many of the major institutions such as ICC, LCIA, DIFC-LCIA, DIAC and JAMS.

Having read law in Australia, Josh subsequently studied a Master of Laws and was admitted as a legal practitioner in 2007. He is also an admitted attorney in the State of New York.

Josh is well-known for his thorough and pragmatic approach to complex problems and his commitment to reaching the best commercial outcomes for his clients.

Josh currently sits as Co-Chair of the Legal Committee for the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, which boasts several thousand members across Brazil and the 22 countries of the League of Arab States.

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