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Ali Fard

Senior Managing Director

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Ali Fard is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura based in Vancouver, Canada. Ali is a testifying delay and quantum expert and a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with more than 25 years of industry experience. He has been appointed on numerous complex construction disputes to provide expert evidence regarding project delays and disputed changes, as well as the cost issues arising from lost productivity, acceleration, prolongation, and disruption.


Ali’s working and testifying experience includes numerous matters referred to local or international arbitration, as well as mediation, adjudication, or litigation, under various jurisdictions, including Canada, the UK, and the UAE. His expert appointments cover a wide range of industries and iconic projects with values up to $2.8 billion in the oil and gas, power, infrastructure, healthcare, and building sectors in Canada and various other jurisdictions.

In addition to expert appointments, Ali has successfully led several dispute-avoidance and dispute-resolution consulting assignments to help contractors, developers, owners, and banks reach a negotiated settlement. Ali is highly experienced in setting contractual and claims management strategies and advises clients in respect of contract solutions, contract risk management, commercial management procedures, and negotiation strategies.

Ali’s qualifications include an MBA and an LLM in construction law and arbitration, as well as a BSc and an MSc in mechanical engineering. Ali is also a fellow at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), a member of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (PQS), and an RICS accredited mediator.

Who’s Who Legal described Ali as having “a tremendously strong command of the art and science of delay claims and impact analyses”. Clients refer to his expert work as “meticulous, objective, and well considered” and agree that “Ali Fard is very detail oriented and focused on distilling complex issues into understandable reports”.

Ali is a frequent speaker and panelist and delivers training programs at the Osgoode Hall Law School, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), and the College of Contract Management (UK).

  • LLM, Construction Law and Arbitration, The Robert Gordon University
  • MBA, Int’l Management, University of London, Royal Holloway
  • MSc, Mechanical Engineering, K.N.T. University of Technology
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Tehran
  • FCIArb
  • Fellow at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
  • Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Chartered Quantity Surveyor - MRICS)
  • Member of the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (Professional Quantity Surveyor - PQS)

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