Waled advises clients on a broad range of disputes and non-contentious matters in the Energy and Infrastructure, Shipping and Renewable sectors.
Waled has acted on a range of high-value, complex and multi-jurisdictional disputes in international arbitration (LMAA, LCIA, and ICC) and in the English High Court, often working closely with in-house teams most recently in Europe and the Middle East.
Waled’s practice also includes non-contentious commercial work. He has assisted clients with the drafting of shipbuilding contracts, charterparties and maritime finance agreements.
Before joining Ince, Waled spent two years in-house at a global leading extractives company investigating claims in the U.S., Australia and the U.K.
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My matter highlights
- Advising a joint venture on a USD 300 million+ dispute concerning the construction of an FSO in the Middle East.
- Advising a German Shipyard on a USD 50 million dispute concerning the termination of a shipbuilding contract.
- Advising a company trading in the international freight derivatives market against claims that it breached its fiduciary duties.
- Advising a client on a series of ship sales and purchases totalling USD 30 million.
My recent publications
News / Climate change litigation update: Derivative claim dismissed
06-07-2022 / Energy & Infrastructure
McGaughey & Anor v Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd & Anor  EWHC 1233 (Ch) On 24 May 2022, the High Court refused a claim brought against the directors of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (the “USS”), the largest private pension scheme in the UK, for inaction around climate change commitments.
News / Court of Appeal overturns second Unaoil bribery conviction
29-03-2022 / Energy & Infrastructure
On 24 March 2022, the Court of Appeal overturned the conviction of a second man, Paul Bond, prosecuted by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in relation to alleged wrongdoing by Unaoil.
News / Serious Fraud Office awards bribery compensation for Nigerian infrastructure
22-02-2022 / Energy & Infrastructure
We previously reported on the Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) entered into between the SFO and Amec Foster Wheeler Limited (Amec) relating to the use of corrupt agents in the oil and gas sector. The timing of the agreement was particularly significant, as it came on the tenth anniversary of the Bribery Act 2010 and was the tenth DPA entered into by the SFO. As part of the DPA, we reported that Amec had agreed to pay a financial penalty to authorities in the UK, US and Brazil, including compensation to the people of Nigeria.
Insights / Climate change litigation update: Ewan McGaughey et al v Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited
25-01-2022 / Energy & Infrastructure
A claim has been brought against the directors of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (the “USS”), the largest private pension scheme in the UK, for inaction around climate change commitments.
Insights / Court of Appeal overturns Unaoil bribery conviction
16-12-2021 / Energy & Infrastructure
On 10 December 2021, the Court of Appeal in R v Akle & Anor  EWCA Crim 1879 concluded that the Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO) failure to disclose vital evidence had unfairly led to Ziad Akle (Akle) being convicted and jailed for bribery.
News / The Bribery Act: ten years on
19-07-2021 / Energy & Infrastructure
News / The rise in climate change litigation: Royal Dutch Shell and beyond
15-07-2021 / Energy & Infrastructure
Climate change litigation is a growing trend, as the legal industry bears witness to a constant rise in claims brought against both governments and private corporations for either failing to prevent, or contributing to, harmful carbon emissions across the world.