Lead Experts

    Every assignment that we undertake is managed by a senior member acting as the team leader, who is personally responsible for its successful conclusion.

    Each of our lead experts have testified in hearings, such as LCIA, ICC, DIAC, SIAC, ADCCAC and ad hoc arbitrations, civil litigation and in local courts. Some of our UK experts accept appointments for adjudication matters. Our team follows a policy of continuing professional development and are members of reputed professional bodies and institutions.
    For detailed CV’s or if you require further information concerning any of our Lead Experts, please contact a member of our Business Development team.

    Rohit Singhal

    CEO
    Qualification- BEng, IIT Roorkee (India) – Gold Medalist.
    Experience- 25+ years
    Services- Independent Delay & Quantum Expert, Expert Testimony
    Sectors- Oil & Gas, Infrastructure, Buildings, Power & Energy.
    Awards- “Outstanding Expert of the Year – 2019” by International Arbitrators & Experts in Engineering Sector (IAEE), UAE.

    Mr. Rohit Singhal is the owner and CEO of Masin, a business founded with the vision of providing outstanding expert services to clients. This vision, which started as a small provider of expert services in India, has grown to become one of the leading expert service businesses globally. Masin now has a presence in more than eight countries. Mr. Singhal has extensive arbitration experience and has been appointed as lead expert, including court and panel appointed expert, in over 50 arbitrations. These have included areas such as:
    – Delays, technical issues, valuation and quantum matters covering re-measurement
    – Variations and changes to work scope
    – Disruption
    – Delays and extensions to completion dates
    – Acceleration and claims related to defects, valuations and incomplete work.
    In addition, Mr. Singhal has significant experience in “hot tubbing” (witness conferencing) and has been appointed to undertake expert determinations.

    Krishnakumar Prabhakaran Nair

    Associate Partner
    Qualification- Msc in construction project management
    Experience- 26 years
    Services- DELAY / QUANTUM

    Krishnakumar Nair is a seasoned professional with over 26 years of experience in Construction Contract Claims and Project Management. Specializing in delay expert services, he offers advanced analysis techniques to assess delays, disruptions, and accelerations in construction and engineering disputes. With RICS certification and a Civil Engineering background, Krishnakumar provides expert witness reports for arbitration, conducts delay analysis, and offers claims preparation and defense services across diverse sectors in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. He is proficient in utilizing advanced planning software and tools, focusing on large-scale infrastructure projects, transportation, civil engineering, airports, buildings, utilities, oil & gas, and marine sectors.

    Farhan Khan

    Partner
    Qualification- B. Tech (Civil), MBA- PGPM, PGD-ADR
    Experience- 16 years
    Services- DELAY / QUANTUM

    With over 16 years of dedicated experience in the construction industry, Farhan Khan specializes in project advisory and disputes. His expertise includes project management, delay and quantum analysis, and providing expert witness testimony and reports. With a wide range of industry experience, including oil and gas, real estate, airports, power plants, and infrastructure, Farhan offers comprehensive support across various cases. He excels in delivering precise, credible, and compelling reports and testimony, whether navigating technical details or distilling complex concepts into accessible language.

    Navid Ahmed

    Partner – Delay/Quantum
    Qualification- MTech Construction Management from IIT Delhi
    Experience- 15+ Years
    Services- DELAY / QUANTUM

    Experienced Senior Delay Analyst with over 15 years of expertise in forensic scheduling, project planning, and control across diverse construction projects. Adept in delay analysis using MS Project and Primavera, with comprehensive knowledge of standard delay analysis methodologies as recommended by AACE and SCL protocols. Proven track record in arbitration and claims management, delivering expert analysis and support on high-value, complex construction disputes internationally.

    Shishir Kant

    Senior Partner
    Qualification- Masters in Business Administration from IIM and Bachelors of Engineering from IIT.
    Experience- 23 years
    Services- Operation

    With a distinguished career spanning 23 years, Shishir Kant brings extensive expertise in contract management, risk mitigation, claims analysis and management, quantity surveying, cost estimation, and expert testimony to our team. His proficiency also extends to arbitration and litigation support, making him a valuable asset for navigating complex legal challenges. He ensures meticulous management and successful resolution of any projects’ contractual and risk-related matters.

    H. K. Suresha

    Senior Partner
    Qualification- MBA in Project Management+ Degree in B.Tech (Civil Engineering)
    Experience- 22+ years
    Services- Operation
    Awards- RICS Registered Expert Witness
    Membership- Member in American Association of Cost Engineering (AACE International), Member in Society of Construction Law (SCL), Member in Charted Institute of Arbitrator (MCIArb).

    HK Suresha brings over 22 years of extensive experience in Delay and Quantum analysis, Contracts and Claims Management, Evaluation of Project Delay, Commercial Risk Assessment, International Arbitration, Domestic Arbitration/Litigation, and Mediation. With a proven track record in navigating complex contractual disputes and resolving project-related challenges, HK Suresha is a seasoned professional capable of providing valuable insights and expertise across various facets of project management and dispute resolution.

    Nebojsa Pavlovic

    Delay Expert
    Qualification- LL.M in Construction Law and Arbitration at Robert Gordon University, Scotland, 2021 BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia, 2001
    Experience- 22+ years
    Services- Independent Delay Expert, Expert Testimony
    Sectors- Renewables, Oil & Gas, Buildings, Power, Infrastructure
    Membership- Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 2018 (Membership No 39999)

    Nebojsa has a master’s degree in construction law and arbitration and in Civil Engineering (applied hydraulics). He is a certified project management professional with over 22 years’ experience in the design, management and supervision of infrastructure, water, wastewater, irrigation, industrial and stormwater projects. He has worked on projects in the UAE, KSA, Oman, Qatar, Cyprus and former Yugoslavia.
    A fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Nebojsa is very familiar with FIDIC, IChemE, World Bank and ADB standard conditions of contract.
    His experience is supplemented with detailed design of industrial (seawater and distilled cooling water), stormwater, irrigation, potable water and wastewater treatment plants & pumping stations, transmission pipelines, design of large-scale real estate and industrial development, preparation of tender documents for construction and concession for various industrial and municipal service schemes.
    Nebojsa has worked on various projects as a contractor’s designer where he gained a valuable experience in detailed design for construction coupled with development of contract management skills. In addition, by supporting various supervision teams, he gained great experience in the construction Supervision field.
    This includes claim preparation for contractors, review of extensions of time claims for the employers and expert witnessing. His experience provides an outstanding mix of technical, legal and project management skills.

    Leon Gadsdon

    Mechanical Technical Expert
    Qualification- Building Services and Energy Engineering, BEng (Hons) Environmental Engineering – Certificate Level Building Services Engineering – Btec Higher National and Ordinary Certificate Industry Welding – Advance City and Guilds Plumbing and Heating – Advance City and Guilds
    Experience- 40+ years
    Services- Mechanical and Plumbing
    Sectors- Commercial, Industrial, Academic, Retail and Domestic
    Membership- Membership of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (Membership No. 011361) Chartered Engineer (Engineering council registration No. 589372) Cardiff University Bond Solon Civil Expert Witness Certificate - July 2020 UK Register of Expert Witness

    Leon is a practicing chartered mechanical engineer of 40 years’ experience in the design and specification of mechanical and plumbing services for commercial, industrial, academic, retail and domestic sector projects.

    Leon possess extensive practical and academic knowledge to enable him to analytically determine root cause and find workable solutions on technical issues. He is able to interpret and present facts and opinions in a concise way.

    He has been appointed Lead Expert on cases involving flood damage insurance claims and air conditioning processes for a food processing plant. Leon has also provided Expert Reports and Scott Schedules on alleged mechanical installation defects, including analysis of quantum of claims.

    Leon routinely attends CPD sessions for expert witnesses in the civil litigation sector. Previous roles include being appointed as Mechanical Associate to an engineering firm with a portfolio of £20m, Senior Project Engineer to lead a team on several secured projects, appointed as resident engineer project manager to assist, set up and run an overseas office in Brunei and numerous project engineering appointments within the construction sector.

    Peter G. Noble

    Marine and Offshore Expert
    Qualification- BSc – Naval Architecture
    Experience- 50+ years
    Services- Independent Technical Expert, Expert Testimony
    Sectors- Off-shore Oil & Gas, Marine
    Membership- Canadian Academy of Engineering, Fellow Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, SNAME Centennial Medal -1993 ABS - Linnard Prize for Annual Meetng Best Paper – 2005 Land Medal – 2006 Chartered Engineer, UK Chartered Marine Engineer, C. Mar. Eng.

    Principal Naval Architect, Marine and Ocean Engineer with a wide range of expertise and experience in the marine and offshore industries. Peter’s career has included positions with shipyards; with ship and offshore design consultants; with offshore and marine research and development companies; with major classification societies and as chief naval architect with the international oil company.

    Peter is currently undertaking consulting and advisory assignments internationally in the fields of offshore, marine and arctic technology and engages in lecturing and supporting student and young professional activities on global basis.

    Peter has recently completed a two-year term as President of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Washington DC and is currently serving as a Vice President of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology, London, UK.

    Professional accomplishments have been widely recognized including receiving the SNAME 2006, Admiral Jerry Land Medal for “Outstanding Accomplishment in the Marine Field”, and he is a recipient of the 2005 ABS-Linnard SNAME prize for best paper. Recognized by the Board of the Offshore Technology Conference and awarded the 2009 OTC Individual Distinguished Achievement Award “for his contribution to innovative marine vehicle and floating system design and engineering, including LNG vessel design, arctic engineering and icebreaker technology and for his dedication to encouraging and mentoring students and younger professionals.”

    Mayank Rajput

    SENIOR PARTNER
    Qualification- Mechanical Enginer, MBA-Marketing
    Experience- 22 years
    Services- Independent Delay & Quantum Expert, Expert Testimony
    Sectors- Oil & Gas, Infrastructure, Buildings, Power & Energy.
    Awards- “Outstanding Expert of the Year – 2019” by International Arbitrators & Experts in Engineering Sector (IAEE), UAE.

    With over 22 years of expertise, Mayank Rajput specializes in Project and Construction Management. His skills include quantity surveying, cost estimation, contract management, risk analysis, change control, and expert testimony. He has successfully managed projects across oil & gas, petrochemicals, infrastructure, and power sectors in India, the Middle East, Asia, and North Africa.

    Mayank Singh Thakur

    Senior Partner
    Qualification- B.E. (Mechanical), RGPV, Bhopal + Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Construction Management, NICMAR, Pune
    Experience- 20+ years
    Services- Business Development

    Mayank Singh Thakur possesses over 20 years of extensive experience across various domains including project controls, planning & management, project management, contracts administration & management, risk analysis & mitigation, delay & quantum analysis & dispute resolution, arbitration, litigation support, and expert testimony. With a proven track record of successfully managing and overseeing diverse projects, Mayank brings valuable expertise in navigating complex challenges and ensuring project success.

    V.R. Krishnan

    Materials and Welding
    Qualification- Ph. D., MS. and B.Tech from IIT. He is a Member of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), of the Materials Technology Institute, MTI, New Jersey, Examiner and Faculty for the ASNT – Level III Inspector training program of EIL and Welding Research Institute and External Examiner and Visiting Faculty at Indian Institutes of Technology and at National Institutes of Technology.
    Experience- 40+ years

    Mr. V. R. Krishnan have over 40 years of experience in Materials Selection, Material Processing, Corrosion, Welding, Fabrication, Quality Assurance, Corrosion prevention, Materials Performance, Integrity Analysis, Fitness for Purpose (FFP) and Residual Life Analysis (RLA), Under Water Welding, Certification, Trouble Shooting, Corporate Ethics, etc.

    He provides specialist services to all EIL-engineered projects both in India and Overseas, catering to the needs of the Refinery, Petrochemical, Chemical, Fertilizer, Gas Processing, Pipeline, Offshore Engineering, Non-Ferrous Metallurgy, Nuclear, Paper, Power, Cement, Infrastructure and Defence Industry Projects. He has extensive experience in Material Selection, Fabrication, Material Processing, Material Performance, Welding, Corrosion, Residual life Analysis, Failure Analysis, and Quality Assurance, Trouble Shooting.

    Mr. Krishnan has attained Ph. D., MS. and B.Tech from IIT. He is a Member of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), of the Materials Technology Institute, MTI, New Jersey, Examiner and Faculty for the ASNT – Level III Inspector training program of EIL and Welding Research Institute and External Examiner and Visiting Faculty at Indian Institutes of Technology and at National Institutes of Technology.

    Prateek Jain

    Partner
    Qualification- Bachelor of Technology, Material & Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT)
    Experience- 12 years
    Services- DELAY

    Prateek Jain brings 12 years of expertise in Contract Management, Techno-commercial Operations, Forensic Analysis (Delay and Quantum), Arbitration and Litigation support, and serving as an Expert Witness in Delay Analysis and Quantum Analysis for Disputes within the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) Sector. With a strong background in navigating complex contractual disputes and providing expert testimony, Prateek is a seasoned professional capable of offering invaluable insights and support across various aspects of project management and dispute resolution.

    Dhananjay Sadavarte

    Associate Partner
    Qualification- BE (Civil), PGDACM , MCI Arb, PMP
    Experience- 19 years
    Services- DELAY / QUANTUM

    With 19 years of experience, Dhananjay Sadavarte is highly skilled in Project Planning & Control, ADR, Contracts & Claim Management, Risk Management, Forensic Delay and Quantum Analysis, as well as Expert reports and testimony in Arbitration and litigations. His expertise spans across various sectors including Road Infrastructure, Urban Infrastructure, Oil and Gas, Power plants, High rise and mixed-use developments, Hotel projects, Industrial projects, Hospitals, Educational Buildings, Commercial and Residential buildings, and Electro-Mechanical works, with extensive experience in both the Middle East and India.

    Arighna Ghosh

    Director
    Qualification- Masters in construction Law and Arbitration + Post Graduation Programme in Construction Management+Bachelor of Civil Engineering
    Experience- 13 years
    Services- DELAY

    Arighna Ghosh boasts over 13 years of experience in the Construction and Engineering Industry in India and Qatar. His expertise spans Tendering, Procurement, Costing, Contract Administration, Vendor Management, Risk Mitigation, Claims and Dispute Resolution, along with strong knowledge in Project Management, Planning, and Construction Management. He has worked extensively with a major EPC Contractor on landmark projects such as the Mumbai International Airport, Al Rayyan FIFA Stadium in Doha, and the Delhi International Airport, each valued between US$ 500 Million to US$ 1 Billion. His profile has facilitated effective communication and collaboration across diverse backgrounds, establishing excellent professional relationships within the industry.

    Rajat Singla

    Associate Partner
    Qualification- Master of Laws – Dispute Resolution
    Experience- 9+ years
    Services- DELAY
    Sectors- Contracts and Claims

    Rajat Singla brings over 9 years of experience in Construction Dispute Resolution, Claims Management, Contracts Administration, Risk Assessment, and Quantity Surveying domains. With a proven track record in navigating complex contractual disputes and effectively managing construction projects, Rajat is skilled in assessing risks and ensuring project success. His expertise spans across various aspects of construction management, making him a valuable asset in resolving disputes and ensuring project efficiency.

    Alfred Godfrey

    Director
    Qualification- MBA + Bachelor of Technology, Mechanical Engineering
    Experience- 10+ years
    Services- DELAY / QUANTUM

    Alfred Godfrey brings 13 years of expertise in Construction Claims and Arbitration, complemented by a background in mechanical engineering. His experience encompasses construction project management in Qatar, where he honed his skills. With an MBA from Lisbon, he has a broad understanding of the business world. Currently, Alfred is contributing his knowledge to the construction consultancy industry in Qatar.

    Himanshu Batra

    Director
    Qualification- MCIArb, BE (Civil), Post Graduate Diploma, NICMAR.
    Experience- 10 years
    Services- DELAY / QUANTUM

    Himanshu Batra is a seasoned construction industry professional with over 10 years of experience specializing in claims and dispute management for infrastructure projects. His expertise includes delay and quantum matters across various jurisdictions such as India, UAE, Russia, Malaysia, and Singapore, with experience in arbitrations under SIAC, SCC, DIAC, and ICC. He holds membership with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London (MCIArb) and has obtained a Certificate in Dispute Management from the Indian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation (IIAM). Mr. Batra is a postgraduate in Quantity Surveying and Contracts Management (QSCM) from NICMAR and is a qualified Civil Engineer.

    Pallavi S Chavan

    Director
    Qualification- B.E. (Mechanical), Mumbai University + Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management, NICMAR, Pune + LLB, Mumbai University
    Experience- 10 years
    Services- Independent Delay & Quantum Expert, Expert Testimony
    Sectors- Oil & Gas, Infrastructure, Buildings, Power & Energy.
    Awards- “Outstanding Expert of the Year – 2019” by International Arbitrators & Experts in Engineering Sector (IAEE), UAE.

    Pallavi Chavan boasts over 10 years of expertise in Planning, Claims Management, and Contracts Management. With a focus on Delays Analysis, Quantum Analysis, Loss of Productivity, and Technical Variations Claims, she excels in Dispute Resolution, Arbitration Support, and Expert Testimony. Throughout her career, Pallavi has demonstrated a strong commitment to ensuring project success and resolving complex challenges effectively.

    Shweta Srivastava

    Associate Director
    Qualification- PG-Advanced Construction Management - Persuing MSC in Construction Law
    Experience- 9 years
    Services- DELAY

    With over 9 years of expertise, Shweta Srivastava specializes in tendering/bidding, estimation, business development, and construction management. Her diverse project portfolio encompasses NPK fertilizer plant, oil and gas plant projects, and real estate ventures with budgets ranging from US$50,000 to US$1 billion. Throughout her career, she has collaborated with leading international Project Management firms, honing her skills across these domains.

    “I say at once that I prefer and accept the evidence of Mr. Singhal given in his first report and in support thereof in his oral testimony on the critical delays affecting the completion of the project...”

    - DIFC TCD Court Judge, Dubai, September 2022

    “Indeed, thank you Rohit, for doing such a great job! Your contribution to the case was truly essential.”

    - Managing Partner, Leading Boutique International Arbitration Law Firm, April 2022

    Thank you all for your assistance during the hearing this week. I thought Rohit’s cross-examination went very well and I appreciated the support of the whole team.

    - Legal Director, International Law firm, Feb 2022

    “Claiming a spot in the top 10 Construction dispute professionals is Rohit Singhal, the chief executive officer of Masin, which is one of the leading international construction arbitration expert firm.”

    - Construction Week Middle East, June 2022

    “I appreciate the efforts of Masin’s team for undertaking ourquantum works organizing them professionally with expertise and quality conscious so well in a short 4me. Also, I appreciate your leadership.”

    - Supply Chain Head, Oil & Gas Contracting Firm, March 2022

    This is exactly what we were hoping for, this will be incredibly helpful. Great job in a limited period of time.

    - Managing Partner. Construction Partner at International Law firm. Nov 2021