Construction, projects and infrastructure

We have a track record in winning the most complex and difficult cases. Our dedicated team of specialists match extensive industry knowledge with highly regarded technical expertise and a reputation for commercial and practical problem solving. Our dedicated team provides specialist advice on construction and engineering disputes around the world. We act for a diverse client base of contractors, government bodies, public authorities, private developers, funders and other stakeholders involved in high value construction and engineering work. We have advised on a broad range of projects including commercial, industrial, retail, hotel and leisure, energy, utilities and other major projects such as large engineering schemes and infrastructure projects. We have extensive experience of the principal standard form contracts including FIDIC, JCT, NEC, RIBA, ACE, IChemE and IEE as well as many forms of bespoke contract.

Our experience includes:

  • Advising and representing a consortium in a multi-hundred million US dollar arbitration relating to a nuclear power plant project in the Middle East.
  • Representing one of the world’s largest engineering companies in a multi-million dollar contractual dispute under the rules of the DIFC-LCIA (subject to UAE law).
  • Advising an Italian contractor on an international arbitration arising out of the construction of a large New Town mixed-use development project in Hong Kong.
  • Representing a Middle Eastern state in an LCIA arbitration arising out of a contract to construct a power plant.
  • Advising on a major negligence claim arising from the extensive refurbishment of a parliamentary building involving two sets of arbitration proceedings and had been settled following two days of mediation.
  • Representing the claimant in LCIA arbitration proceedings concerning the production of faulty turbines for a nuclear power station.

Global reach

From our offices in the UK, China, France, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates, we have extensive global experience – both representing and sitting as arbitrators – in arbitrations at the world’s leading institutions including the LCIA, ICC, SIAC, HKIAC and DIFC-LCIA.

Egypt

Egypt

Advising on two LCIA arbitrations involving alleged disputed rejections of large consignments of clinker to be used in the manufacture of Portland Cement in Egypt.

Kenya

Kenya

Acting in several LCIA arbitrations relating to a consortium which won the concession of privatising the railways of Kenya and Uganda. Subsequently advising two respondents in relation to challenges to the award.

Acting in an arbitration and related litigation arising out of the joint venture to acquire land close to Nairobi, Kenya, to create a USD 5 billion development known as "Tatu City".

Mauritius

Mauritius

Advising in a substantial LCIA arbitration relating to the Privatised Railways of Kenya and Uganda in which the concession holding companies were incorporated in Mauritius.

South Africa

South Africa

Acting for a large African power generation company in an arbitration against the main contractor arising out of a gas plant in South Africa under the NEC form.

Advising a South African subsidiary of a European multi-national company in relation to a series of adjudications and an ICC arbitration arising out of various significant process plant projects.

Uganda

Uganda

Acting in several LCIA arbitrations relating to a consortium which won the concession of privatising the railways of Kenya and Uganda. Subsequently advising two respondents in relation to challenges to the award.

China

China

Acting for owners in claims worth US$200 million in ICC arbitration and related litigation against Chinese contractor arising out of construction of coal-fired power plant.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Acting for Hong Kong insurers and reinsurers on arbitration proceedings relating to infrastructure projects, landfill site, water drainage scheme, harbour rehabilitation scheme and contractors.

India

India

Acting for a leading Indian infrastructure corporation in a dispute under a Bilateral Investment Treaty against a South Asian State arising from the establishment of two power projects.

Korea

Korea

Acting for a Korean contractor (as Claimant) in ICC arbitration proceedings pursuing claims valued at circa US$75 million against a Libyan Government entity (as Employer and Respondent).

Korea

Korea

Representing a client in two LCIA arbitrations arising out of a construction contract of a Floating Production Storage Offloading (FPSO) Vessel including warranty matters (i.e. post-construction defects). The disputes were against one of the world’s largest shipbuilders, the contract price being over US$700 million.

Malaysia

Malaysia

Advising a leading Malaysian construction company in dispute with an international manufacture in DIFC-LCIA proceedings concerning the installation of equipment in a district cooling plant in the UAE. After successfully obtaining a favourable award, DIFC Court recognition enforcement proceedings were initiated and an order for recognition and enforcement obtained.

Acting for a Malaysian defence contractor in an SIAC arbitration against a South Asian State in a dispute arising out of the establishment of a major defence project in the State.

Guatemala

Guatemala

Acting for Jaguar Energy in claims arising out of delay to the construction of a power plant in Central America, including claims for delay/extensions of time, and breaches of the construction contract and vendor financing agreements. The dispute was beset with innumerable extra-contractual efforts made to derail the arbitration. Secured arbitration award in favour of the client for over US$150 million. The award was challenged unsuccessfully by the contractor in the Singapore Courts.

Germany

Germany

Acting for contractor in arbitration proceedings arising out of construction contract for installation of turbine tripods offshore Germany.

Yemen

Yemen

Representing the respondent/counter claimant in an arbitration concerning the engineering and construction of an LNG plant in Yemen.

United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

Acting for the contractor on a series of disputes with the main employer and subcontractor relating to a gas processing plant in Abu Dhabi leading to a mediation and ICC arbitration.

Acting for a UAE government employer in connection with a claim against its main contractor for failing to deliver a critical infrastructure project on schedule (subject to UAE law).

  • China

    Acting for owners in claims worth US$200 million in ICC arbitration and related litigation against Chinese contractor arising out of construction of coal-fired power plant.

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  • Egypt

    Advising on two LCIA arbitrations involving alleged disputed rejections of large consignments of clinker to be used in the manufacture of Portland Cement in Egypt.

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  • Germany

    Acting for contractor in arbitration proceedings arising out of construction contract for installation of turbine tripods offshore Germany.

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  • Guatemala

    Acting for Jaguar Energy in claims arising out of delay to the construction of a power plant in Central America, including claims for delay/extensions of time, and breaches of the construction contract and vendor financing agreements. The dispute was beset with innumerable extra-contractual efforts made to derail the arbitration. Secured arbitration award in favour of the client for over US$150 million. The award was challenged unsuccessfully by the contractor in the Singapore Courts.

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  • Hong Kong

    Acting for Hong Kong insurers and reinsurers on arbitration proceedings relating to infrastructure projects, landfill site, water drainage scheme, harbour rehabilitation scheme and contractors.

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  • India

    Acting for a leading Indian infrastructure corporation in a dispute under a Bilateral Investment Treaty against a South Asian State arising from the establishment of two power projects.

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  • Kenya

    Acting in several LCIA arbitrations relating to a consortium which won the concession of privatising the railways of Kenya and Uganda. Subsequently advising two respondents in relation to challenges to the award.

    Acting in an arbitration and related litigation arising out of the joint venture to acquire land close to Nairobi, Kenya, to create a USD 5 billion development known as "Tatu City".

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  • Korea

    Acting for a Korean contractor (as Claimant) in ICC arbitration proceedings pursuing claims valued at circa US$75 million against a Libyan Government entity (as Employer and Respondent).

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  • Korea

    Representing a client in two LCIA arbitrations arising out of a construction contract of a Floating Production Storage Offloading (FPSO) Vessel including warranty matters (i.e. post-construction defects). The disputes were against one of the world’s largest shipbuilders, the contract price being over US$700 million.

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  • Malaysia

    Advising a leading Malaysian construction company in dispute with an international manufacture in DIFC-LCIA proceedings concerning the installation of equipment in a district cooling plant in the UAE. After successfully obtaining a favourable award, DIFC Court recognition enforcement proceedings were initiated and an order for recognition and enforcement obtained.

    Acting for a Malaysian defence contractor in an SIAC arbitration against a South Asian State in a dispute arising out of the establishment of a major defence project in the State.

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  • Mauritius

    Advising in a substantial LCIA arbitration relating to the Privatised Railways of Kenya and Uganda in which the concession holding companies were incorporated in Mauritius.

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  • South Africa

    Acting for a large African power generation company in an arbitration against the main contractor arising out of a gas plant in South Africa under the NEC form.

    Advising a South African subsidiary of a European multi-national company in relation to a series of adjudications and an ICC arbitration arising out of various significant process plant projects.

    Close
  • Uganda

    Acting in several LCIA arbitrations relating to a consortium which won the concession of privatising the railways of Kenya and Uganda. Subsequently advising two respondents in relation to challenges to the award.

    Close
  • United Arab Emirates

    Acting for the contractor on a series of disputes with the main employer and subcontractor relating to a gas processing plant in Abu Dhabi leading to a mediation and ICC arbitration.

    Acting for a UAE government employer in connection with a claim against its main contractor for failing to deliver a critical infrastructure project on schedule (subject to UAE law).

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  • Yemen

    Representing the respondent/counter claimant in an arbitration concerning the engineering and construction of an LNG plant in Yemen.

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