Mr. Tom Kapapa FCIArb
Partner, Head of Operations Qatar, HKA
Tom is a surveyor with over 20 years of construction industry experience. He acts as both delay and quantum expert and has been appointed on five occasions.
Tom has a broad construction background, working as a site manager and a surveyor on a variety of projects across Africa, the Middle East and the UK. His diverse sectoral experience ranges from major city developments (including high-rise tower buildings and leisure developments), road and motorway construction, rail and station construction, and major structural steelwork to water, wastewater and infrastructure drainage, power station construction, oil and gas development, LNG complex development, and mechanical and electrical infrastructure.
Tom has acted as expert for disputed sums up to $600 million and for projects values in excess of $5 billion He has been cross-examined in international arbitration twice, including giving concurrent evidence (hot-tubbing), and has been praised by counsel and tribunals alike for his testimony. Tom also acts as both an arbitrator and a mediator, and has taken the lead on a dispute adjudication board (DAB), as well as leading numerous claims negotiations. Tom is a chartered member of the Royal Institution of Surveyors (MRICS) and a fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb); Qatar country representative on the Dispute Resolution Board Forum; and an Academy of Experts-certified quantum expert.
WWL says of Tom: ‘Tom Kapapa is a leader in the Middle East thanks to his “impressive” expertise and “abilities in complex arbitration” cases’ and ‘Tom Kapapa wins high praise from sources who commend his “impressive testifying skills and ability to keep calm and poised under pressure”.’