Joseph Huse

Founding Partner

ExperienceJoseph Huse is the Founding Partner of Newton Legal. 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.

Joseph is a leading expert in the structuring of infrastructure and energy projects. Joseph is the author of Understanding and Negotiating EPC and Turnkey Contracts, published by Sweet & Maxwell. 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 also frequently sits as arbitrator in international courts.

Joseph 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.

Among others, he has advised on the following

  • The Bahrain Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal
  • The Bapco Modernization Program
  • nogaholding’s Global Medium Term Note issue
  • The Bahrain Gas Plant Project (CGP-III)

Joseph also participated in teaching Bahraini Commercial Companies Law Course at the University of Bahrain for three years.

Education and Qualifications

  • JD/MBA – Boston College
  • Masters in Business and Tax Law – University of Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne)
  • Qualified lawyer in the US
  • Qualified lawyer in France

Languages English, French and Spanish