Payvand Vahdat

Partner, Doha



Payvand is a partner in our construction practice. He has significant experience advising clients in the procurement and construction of infrastructure projects and most recently worked as Deputy General Counsel of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) for Qatar 2022. Payvand advises clients on standard forms of contracts, procurement strategy and tender formation through to evaluation, contract interpretation and administration, claims management and construction dispute resolution strategies. He has particular expertise advising on delivery programmes; and the construction and development of stadiums and sports related infrastructure.

Payvand is also a key member of the firm's Business & Human Rights Interest Group and played an integral role on tackling the issues encountered by the SC's delivery of Qatar 2022 infrastructure. He provides advice in relation to issues such as the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, supply chain risk assessments, compliance and enforcement strategies, crisis management, reputation and risk.

Bars and Courts
New South Wales, Australia
High Court of Australia
University of Technology
University of Wollongong


Recent experience includes:

Responsible for managing a team of lawyers advising and assisting the Technical Delivery Office of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) in the procurement of an infrastructure programme that included the construction of eight stadiums and over 40 training sites. Mandate also included the development of a suite of standard form contracts for the procurement of competition venues, contract administration, development of SC's dispute resolution strategy and involvement in crisis management resolution.*

Advised the Libyan Government in relation to the infrastructure deliver arrangements in relation to the Libyan Infrastructure Delivery Partnerships.*

Advised a Middle Eastern State's US$15bn venture project on the preparation of procurement strategy and tender formation, evaluation process and suite of contracts.*


*Matters prior to joining White & Case