Karim Mariey

Associate, London



Karim Mariey is an associate in the London Construction and Engineering group. He advises owners and contractors on the resolution of disputes arising out of international construction and engineering projects and has experience in litigation, arbitration and mediation.

Karim also has experience of non-contentious construction work.

Karim joined White & Case in 2016 from a Magic Circle law firm, where he was an associate in the engineering, procurement and construction team.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
LLB (Hons)
Durham University
Legal Practice Course
BPP Law School


Karim's recent experience, including prior to joining White & Case*, includes:

Airports, a Middle East government
Advising a Middle East government on disputes relating to the construction of new international airports and regional airports in the country, under various forms of FIDIC contract.

ICC Arbitration relating to marine project in Iraq
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.

Advising on liability for design in a hospital project in Kuwait
Advising a Kuwaiti subcontractor in relation to claims against the main contractor with respect to subcontract works concerning the construction of a hospital in Kuwait.

DAB proceedings in South Africa
Representing the Employer in DAB proceedings concerning claims arising out of a FIDIC Pink Book contract for the civil construction work of a railway in South Africa.

PFI litigation before the TCC*
Acting for an investor in litigation proceedings against a local authority before the Technology and Construction Court in relation to disputes arising out of a multi-billion Pound PFI contract.

Advising on liability for design in nuclear project*
Advising a contractor in relation to their liability under English law for the use of their design in the construction phase of nuclear new build projects in the UK.

Advising on out of scope works and other disputes relating to major transport infrastructure project*
Advising a Japanese contractor in relation to a potential dispute relating to variations and out of scope works ordered by the employer under FIDIC Silver Book.

Drafting JCT Building Contracts and consultant's appointments*
Advising a sovereign wealth fund on several non-contentious construction projects, including drafting Building Contracts using the JCT standard form and drafting of professional appointments and other ancillary documents.