Jamal Chaykhouni

Contact Details
First Name
ALMARSAT Project Developements
Area of Specialisation / Arbitration Experience
Construction / Engineering
P.O.Box 357620
357620 Dubai
United Arab Emirates
+97 144 564010
English, German, French
Membership Status
Professional Details
Bar Admission




Professional Associations

I- Profile

Over 30 years of success as a Civil Engineer Active Participant in international conferences in Arbitrations, Real Estate & Infrastructure Engineer Experts. Airport Engineer Expert with www.icao.int since 2003 & www.diac.ae since 2005 , accomplished over 500+ cases with Dubai and UAE Courts  & Arbitration Centers since 2006 and active member Arbitrator & Expert with DIAC, associate member listed Arbitrator with CIArb, HKIAC, ICC-  , ICCA, ASA Geneva, VIAC  Vienna, ICRAA, & DIFC in addition to Fellowship Arbitrators of South Africa , familiar with Civil, Common & Sharia laws Jurisdictions (in English or Arabic). 


II- Professional Objective

To share over 30 years of knowledge & experience of world landmark projects as an expert & dispute resolution Arbitrator-Mediator with business best practices and compliance of evolving to resolving solutions. 


III- Professional Experience

1-Chairman of www.almarsat.com (April 2013-Today) International Arbitrator, Mediator & Construction + RE Expert

 As Engineering & Real Estate Courts Expert in UAE in addition to DIAC, HKIAC, ICCA, ICC, CIArb & DIFC.

 As an appointed International Mediator in construction evaluation & real estate development values.

 As a Mediator & Arbitrator with over 15 regional & international arbitration centers, JAMSADR, Fellow Arbitrator in South Africa, ICRAA,TAHKEEM,RAK-RAC, ADCCAC & SOE-UAE ).

2-Consultant Senior Director of Contracts Supervision of Legal Litigation in LACASA (2008-2013)

Preventing litigations & reaching on amicable settlements and Contracts compliance endorsements.

Obtaining overdue 60Million payments from clients during Real Estate financial crisis 2008-2011.


3- Contracts, Quality Manager & project manager over 24 years for Landmark construction projects (1984-2008) 

 From 1984-1989 with J&P http://www.jandp-group.com & from 89-08 with www.dutco.com/construction/balfour.aspx 


IV- Qualifications

1- Educational:   MIS                MBA                 Civil Engineering

MBA Degree with Distinction (Dean List), CITY UNIVERSITY - USA, (1998-2001) 

MIS Degree (GPA 3.97/4) Dean List , Washington – USA (2000)

Bachelor Degree of Science in Civil Engineering (Airport Design), N.H – USA (1985).


2- Professional:                CIPS            CQE            ICAO            DUBAI COURTS            MOJ

  Real estate  international expert ( CIPS ) and real estate evaluation ( MENARES )

  Founder of The International Experts Network in engineering consults (CQE) in Canada.

  Engineer Expert in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Montreal, Canada.


  Registered as an Arbitrator and Engineering Expert in the following international and regional centers:

- Dubai Courts and Ministry of Justice.

- Centers of conciliation and commercial arbitration in Dubai, RK and Sharjah.

- Islamic Center of Conciliation and International Arbitration.

- International Arbitration Centers in Paris, Hong Kong, South Africa, Japan and British CIArb.


  Registered member in the followings:

- American Engineers Society & Canadian Engineers Club.

- Emirates Engineers Society.

- Dubai Quality Group & Emirates Environment Society.


3- Other Certifications, Skills and Membership

Certified International Property Specialist CIPS Expert & Real Estate Valuation Certified MENARES.

Member of International Commercial Arbitrations ICCA. 

Languages Skills: Fluent in Arabic, English, French, and fair knowledge in Spanish &German.

Computer Skills: Internet, & IT strategic solutions on Integrated Management Systems. 

International Civil Aviation Organization www.icao.int  Expert Consultant on Missions 2001-2015.


Memberships; Member of Engineering, International Arbitration ICCA, DIAC, Strategic Consultants, EHSQ Elite, International Airports, UNDP, UNEP, Executive Suits, Quality Experts, & Scuba Divers Networks.

V- Evidences of Exceptional Academic Achievements 

Harvard University  Model U. N, (College Ambassador www.harvardmun.org), Boston, M.A - USA (1985)

City University Dean’s list with 98% GPA in postgraduate studies on IMS & M.L MBA programs.

 VI- Publications in Professional Associations & Magazines

FIDIC (1999) & UAE Law (Jun 2004) copy right translation and assemble on Dubai Int. Arbitration center.

Published articles :

*   When ADR & Arbitration in Islam and Middle East becomes successfull ?


*   Success of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)


*   Success of ADR requiers Technical Knowledge


*   ADR& Arbitration in Middle East, a Story to share



Other Interests:  Scuba Diving & Swimming, Adv. Video Director, Languages & Travels.