Our experienced construction disputes team is focused on managing and mitigating project execution risk, avoiding disputes where possible, and efficiently resolving disputes when they arise.
We advise employers and contractors on complex, high value disputes arising out of the construction, infrastructure and energy sectors. Our team has specialist experience in:
- claim management
- institutional and ad hoc international arbitration proceedings
- court litigation
- commercial negotiations
How our clients benefit
Partnership across the life of a project
We advise clients at every stage of a project, from the pre-construction phase, through to post-completion acquisition and refinancing. We work with market leading transactional colleagues in projects, construction and infrastructure, who are experienced in the world’s most challenging and innovative projects.
Our experience of projects and the disputes that arise from them spans a wide range of sectors. These include oil and gas, renewables, petrochemicals, power, mining, transport and infrastructure.
Strategic, efficient and practical advice
Our goal is to help clients mitigate project execution risk and to avoid disputes wherever possible. When disputes do arise, the goal is to resolve them quickly and efficiently in line with our clients’ commercial objectives.
Lean teams and advanced delivery models, including our in-house legal project management team, create significant costs savings for our clients.
Client project risk management training
We offer training on project risk management, sharing case studies and lessons learned from disputes in which we have acted, as well as providing ongoing claims management advice throughout projects.
Specialist construction disputes experience
We act in complex, high value disputes arising from both standard form (eg FIDIC) and bespoke contracts in the infrastructure and energy sectors, including EPC and ‘build only’ contracts.
We have broad experience of the issues that can arise in major construction disputes, including:
- Extensions of time
- Force majeure and changes in law
- Liquidated damages
- Disputed bond calls
- Defective works
- Additional costs
- Unforeseen ground conditions
- Change in scope
A project company
A major global operator
A major global operator in International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) DAB, mediation and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration proceedings relating to the expansion of a container terminal in the Middle East.
The claims arose out of the disputed termination of a construction contract and included alleged entitlements to extensions of time, and claims by the employer for its extra costs of completing the works.