Nicholas Kramer

Norton Rose Fulbright (Middle East) LLP

United Arab Emirates
T:+971 (4) 3696310
United Arab Emirates
T:+971 (4) 3696310
Nicholas Kramer

Nicholas Kramer



Nicholas Kramer is a projects and construction lawyer based in Dubai.

Nicholas has extensive experience in projects across numerous sectors, including conventional and renewable power, water and wastewater, transport (roads, rail, metro, airports), industrial, healthcare, education, commercial and residential (including smart cities). He acts for government entities, lenders, sponsors, developers, contractors, consultants and oil and gas multinationals on projects across the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa.  Nicholas advises clients throughout the lifecycle of a project, from procurement structuring, tendering, contract drafting and negotiation, through to strategic advice during construction and operation, as well as on related claims.

Legal 500 (2023) states Nicholas Kramer heads the non-contentious practice, with significant experience advising government, developer, contractor, and lender clients. "Nicholas Kramer and his team are very professional, cordial and accommodative." "Clients feel very comfortable dealing with him."

Chambers Global (2023) states Nicholas Kramer is an accomplished lawyer based in Dubai, with substantial experience in construction projects. He is especially adept in the energy and infrastructure spaces. "Nicholas Kramer provides very good support to us."

Professional experience

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  • Solicitor, qualified in England & Wales

Recommended lawyer - Construction, Who's Who Legal Global, 2024.

Band 3, Construction: Non-contentious, Chambers and Partners Global, 2023.

2019 – The Big5 Saudi Arabia (Jeddah)

2019 – FIDIC Middle East Contract Users Conference (Dubai)

2018 – The Big5 Dubai (Dubai)

2018 – Lebanon High Council for Privatisation and PPP (Beirut)

2018 – Hotel Construction and Fit-out (with Drees & Sommer) (Dubai)

2018 – FKI Conference - Infrastructure Investment into the GCC, Iran and Iraq (Seoul)

2018 – AECOM seminar on the New FIDIC Rainbow Suite (Dubai)

2018 – Hot Topics in Construction - New FIDIC Rainbow Suite (Dubai)

2017 – KCAB/DIAC Conference - MENA Disputes: Perspectives for Korean Companies (Dubai)

2017 – FIDIC Africa Contract Users Conference (Livingstone, Zambia)

2016 – Ras Al Khaimah Finance and Investment Forum (Ras Al Khaimah)

2016 – FIDIC Africa Contract Users Conference (Nairobi, Kenya)

2016 – AECOM seminar on Construction Procurement (Dubai)

2016 – MEED Kuwait Projects - Advisory Panel (Kuwait City)

2016 – FIDIC Middle East Contract Users Conference (Dubai)

2014 – Mega Engineering Projects Management Forum (Dubai)



Middle East hub

Publication | January 06, 2023

Construction Law 2022

Publication | June 15, 2022

Is net-zero a reality in the Middle East?

Publication | May 19, 2022