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Guy Elkington

Senior Managing Director

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Index Tower, Unit 1701, DIFC
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Guy Elkington is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura, based in Dubai. He is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 30 years’ experience in the international construction industry and has lived and worked in the United Kingdom, the Middle East, and the Far East. Guy acts as an expert witness in construction arbitrations providing testimony on quantum issues. He also occasionally sits as an arbitrator on construction disputes. He has primarily been involved with FIDIC / ICE based civil engineering, rail, infrastructure and building contracts, and EPC / fabrication contracts relating to the oil and gas and power projects. He has provided financial and commercial advice on a broad range of projects to a variety of organizations in both the public and private sector.


Guy’s professional experience includes:

Process Plants & Power Projects

  • The provision of expert witness evidence and expert advice on disputes relating to oil and gas projects (both onshore and offshore facilities), power plants, sewage treatment plants, and waste to energy plants throughout the Middle East region including the UAE, Iraq, Qatar, Iran, Oman, and Kuwait on claims / disputes between US $50 million to over US $1 billion.


  • Appointed to lead a multi-disciplinary forensic team on behalf of a Middle East government entity defending construction claims in arbitration in excess of US $5 billion on a multi-billion infrastructure rail project and simultaneously undertaking an independent assessment of those claims to enable settlement offers to be made / achieved.
  • Appointed as arbitrator on arbitration relating to the construction of an airport hangar facility in the Middle East.
  • The provision of expert advice on a number of new airport and infrastructure projects in the Middle East region and the Far East involving both litigation, arbitration, and insolvency issues relating to both terminal construction and airfield infrastructure and other related transport connections / interfaces, port facilities, transport interchanges and rail, and metro projects.

Commercial Projects

  • Acting as an expert witness and providing expert advice on mixed use developments, retail, and hospitality related projects including hotels, shopping malls (including combined with office and residential structures), and sports facilities

Residential Projects

  • The provision of expert evidence and advice on disputes on multiple residential projects in the region ranging from high rise structures (100 storeys +) to low rise large scale housing developments (500 + structures) including many distressed and terminated projects.
  • BSc, Quantity Surveying
Honors & Awards
  • Who’s Who Legal says: “Guy Elkington ‘stands out on the list’ according to sources who note that he ‘enjoys a wonderful reputation’ for his work on quantum issues.”
  • Chartered Surveyor, Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)
  • Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb)
  • Member of the Academy of Experts (MAE)
  • Membership Secretary and Committee member of the Society of Construction Law (Gulf)

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News & Events

December 13, 2023

Ankura Experts Attain Global Recognition as Top Arbitration Advisors

Ankura is pleased to announce that Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2024 has recognized 25 of its professionals in the prestigious Arbitration Expert Witness category. This recognition, a 39% increase from 2023, reflects the continued growth and success of our global disputes team. The named professionals have been categorized as globally recommended Expert Witnesses for complex ...

October 3, 2023

66 Ankura Advisors Acknowledged by Who’s Who Legal as Leading Consulting Experts

Ankura is pleased to announce that 66 of our professionals have earned a well-deserved spot among advisors worldwide in the Who’s Who Legal: Consulting Experts 2023 list. This recognition highlights the exceptional depth of our advisory services spanning diverse sectors and geographical regions. This recognition underscores the parallel proficiency in several critical areas including: Forensic ...

September 16, 2022

45 Ankura Advisors Acknowledged by Who’s Who Legal as Leading Consulting Experts

Ankura is pleased to announce that 45 of its professionals have been named among the top professional advisors worldwide in the Who’s Who Legal: Consulting Experts 2022 list. This ranking exemplifies Ankura’s depth of multidisciplinary advisory experience across various sectors and geographies with experts from Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas receiving recognition ...

May 2, 2022

Outstanding Ankura Construction Experts Acknowledged by Who’s Who Legal

Ankura is pleased to announce that 20 of its professionals have been named among the top construction advisors worldwide in the Who’s Who Legal: Construction 2022 list. This ranking demonstrates Ankura experts’ decades of unparalleled industry experience, wide-ranging knowledge, and global perspective to help clients resolve the most challenging issues they face around the world. ...

September 1, 2021

40 Ankura Professional Advisors Recognized by Who’s Who Legal as Leading Consulting Experts

Ankura is home to industry-leading talent as underscored by the recognition of 40 professional advisors as leading consulting experts in the world by an annual award program.

June 10, 2021

Ankura Experts Recognized as Top Construction Advisors by Who’s Who Legal

Ankura offers clients premier industry talent as 18 of Ankura's professionals are recognized as the top construction advisors in the world by annual ward program.

July 8, 2019

44 of Ankura’s Global Professionals Recognized by Who’s Who Legal as Consulting Experts

44 Ankura professionals from the U.S., U.K., U.A.E., Singapore, and Hong Kong are recognized as consulting experts by annual award program.

April 16, 2019

Ankura Construction Professionals Recognized as Construction Leaders by Who’s Who Legal

22 Ankura professionals are recognized as leading construction experts by an annual award program.

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