Yasir Kadhim is an Associate Director based in Secretariat’s Singapore office. Mr. Kadhim has extensive experience preparing and responding to construction claims, performing delay analysis on multi-billion dollar projects in formal disputes, and providing advice on matters of delay in arbitration and litigation.Mr. Kadhim has worked on diverse and high-profile projects ranging in value from 1 million USD to 6 billion USD and spanning Canada, the Middle East, and Central and South Asia. His project portfolio includes residential and commercial developments, power projects, industrial projects, healthcare facilities, sewer, airports, infrastructure and transportation, and oil-&-gas projects.
Prior to working in construction consulting, Mr. Kadhim worked in general contracting assuming a variety of roles and gaining practical experience in commercial and contracts management, negotiation, project coordination, planning and procurement.
Mr. Kadhim holds master’s degrees in civil engineering and construction law and a diploma in international arbitration. Academically, Mr. Kadhim was first on class, a team member of the best senior design project, and was granted numerous scholarships and awards including prestigious national post graduate awards in Canada for high caliber research. Mr. Kadhim conducted research on joint venture agreements and on the implementation of virtual reality technologies in construction.
Mr. Kadhim is also a CIArb accredited mediator and RICS registered expert witness, and a frequent speaker in industry seminars with feedback noting his “rich knowledge on the topics” and “brilliant handling of questions”.