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Joseph Huse is the Founding Partner of the Newton Legal Group. He works closely with a number of key clients, including the Government of Bahrain. Prior to 2012, he was the MENA Regional Managing Partner of Freshfields Bruckhaus and Deringer and a member of its Projects and International Arbitration Groups for over twenty years.

His practice includes a four-year secondment to Eurotunnel where he was involved in all aspects of the development of the project. He has also advised on the Athens Metro project, one of the rapid-transit systems in Greece. Joseph also has specific causeway development expertise, having worked for the government of Bahrain on another causeway project.

He has led the team seeking USD 4.2 billion in ECA-backed financing for the Bapco Modernization Program (BMP). He was also responsible for the drafting of the BMP construction contract. Joseph represented the government of Bahrain in connection with the following IPPs/IWPPs: Al Ezzel, Al Hidd, and Al Dur I.

Joseph is a leading expert in the structuring of infrastructure and energy projects. He also has particular experience in disputes on construction, infrastructure and energy projects. In addition to advising and representing clients in a litigation context, Joseph frequently sits as arbitrator in international arbitrations.

He is a past member of the LCIA Court as the special delegate for the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre. He was the first Registrar of the Centre from February 2009 to February 2010. He also acted as Chairman of the Appeals Committee of the Dubai Mercantile Exchange.

Joseph is also the author of Understanding and Negotiating EPC and Turnkey Contracts 3rd edition.



  • Masters in Business and Tax Law: University of Paris (Pantheon-Sorbonne) (1984)
  • Masters in Business Administration: Boston College (1980)
  • Juris Doctor: Boston College (1980)