AG bolsters ME presence with addition of Arun Visweswaran 

International law firm Addleshaw Goddard (AG) is strengthening its regional construction practice with the addition of Arun Visweswaran (pictured), who joins from Clifford Chance. Visweswaran brings over a decade of experience in international and domestic arbitration, specializing in construction, infrastructure, and projects disputes.  

Visweswaran is also well-versed in technology-related disputes and risk advisory work in areas such as data protection and cybersecurity. He has worked on complex cross-border disputes under the arbitration rules of the ICC, LCIA, DIFC-LCIA, DIAC, ADCCAC, SIAC and ad-hoc arbitrations and has appeared as counsel before arbitral tribunals, the DIFC Courts and dispute adjudication boards. Notably, his background as a qualified engineer uniquely positions him to comprehensively address both legal and technical aspects in advising clients, a valuable asset in the Middle East’s construction industry.  

Welcoming Arun Visweswaran, Andrew Johnston, Head of Middle East and Asia, Addleshaw Goddard said: 

“Our Middle East construction practice remains a top priority, and we are delighted to have Arun join AG to help us deliver on important and profitable opportunities in the UAE, KSA, Qatar and Oman.” 

Arun Visweswaran, Partner, Addleshaw Goddard, added: 

“I am delighted to join Addleshaw Goddard and to work within the market leading construction disputes practice headed by Bevan Farmer and Stephen Burke. I look forward to working with the wider team and contributing my skillset honed over 10 years to broaden and galvanize relationships with existing and new clients.” 

Visweswaran’s appointment reflects AG’s ongoing commitment to expanding its Middle East presence, which has seen significant growth, including a new office in Saudi Arabia, contributing to a 43% increase in income for the year ending April 30, 2023. Arun Visweswaran’s arrival marks the eighth new partner addition to AG’s Middle East business, bringing the total number of partners in the region to 25.