Philip is a partner in Simmons & Simmons Doha office and he specialises in international arbitration,
primarily in construction, engineering, TMT, banking and general commercial matters. Philip has been in
practice for nearly 25 years, first as a barrister in the English courts and as a specialist in international
arbitration and transnational dispute resolution (as well as mediation, expert determination and
adjudication). His cases have involved many countries, including UK, Ireland, Italy, Greece, Spain, France,
Romania, Turkey, Egypt, Nigeria, South Africa, Russia, Japan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore, Saudi
Arabia, UAE, Qatar and the USA.
Philip often sits as an arbitrator, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is a member of the
LCIA Users’ Council. Since 2012, Philip and his dispute practice in Qatar have been ranked Band 1 in
Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 and Philip has been identified in Who’s Who Legal as an expert in
construction for that same period of time.