Frederic Akiki is an associate in White & Case's Dispute Resolution and Construction and Engineering groups based in London. He advises owners and contractors on the resolution of disputes arising out of complex international construction and engineering projects.
Frederic joined White & Case as a Trainee Solicitor in 2016, gaining experience in the Firm's Construction and Engineering, Intellectual Property, and Private Equity practice areas. Frederic also spent six months working in the Firm's Tokyo office with the Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance Group.
Acting in an ICC arbitration representing the owner relating to claims arising under a design-build contract relating to the main terminal building of an international airport in the Middle East. Representing a contractor in an ICC arbitration with the employer concerning the construction of a breakwater in Iraq. The amount in dispute was approximately $300 million. The contract was based on the FIDIC Yellow Book. Representing a Middle Eastern sovereign government in an ICC arbitration concerning the enabling works relating to a major transport infrastructure project. The amount in dispute was approximately US$140 million. The contract was based on the FIDIC Red Book.