Sam Song is an associate in the firm’s International Dispute Resolution and Government Investigations & White Collar practice groups, based in Dubai.

    He represents clients in major project disputes, specializing in construction arbitration and having extensive experience acting for both employers and contractors.

    He also concentrates on white collar defense, regulatory enforcement and internal/government investigative matters, primarily in relation to economic sanctions, money laundering and bank/securities fraud.

    Before joining the firm, Sam worked in leading international UK and US firms in Dubai and the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.

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    • Advising, representing and acting for:
      • International oil and gas developer in a dispute in relation to a major construction project in Australia
      • Major developer in Saudi Arabia in an ICC arbitration with its contractor arising from a power plant project
      • Government entity in the Middle East in an ad hoc arbitration with its contractor arising from a construction project for water distribution network
      • Government entity in the Middle East in an ad hoc arbitration with its engineer arising from a consultancy agreement in an airport construction project
      • Employer in a dispute arising out of an LNG pipe construction project in Mexico
      • International accounting firm conducting an investigation into a member firm in East Asia for allegations concerning bribery, independence and insider trading issues
      • Hong Kong private equity firm in a tortious fraud and misrepresentation case arising from an M&A transaction of a Korean target company
      • Contractor in a dispute against its joint venture partner concerning funding and payment in relation to a water storage facility construction project in Abu Dhabi
      • Joint venture contractor in relation to a significant disputed final account concerning the construction of a major transport project in Dubai
      • Contractor in relation to a significant dispute concerning the delay and variations arising out of a major transport construction project in Qatar
      • Joint-venture contractor in relation to an arbitration with the employer of a dispute arising from a construction project in Algeria
      • Middle East government authority in ICC arbitration proceedings with respect to a dispute over defects and delay arising out of a power and water purchase agreement in relation to a multi-billion dollar power and water facility
      • Developer in drafting an amendment agreement in relation to an ongoing real estate construction project in Dubai

    Education

    • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 2014
    • University of California, Irvine, B.A., 2010

    Admissions

    • California

    Languages

    • English
    • Korean (Conversational)
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