Infrastructure and Transport

  • A European government in its defence of an ICC arbitration dispute concerning a multibillion-euro project to design and construct 70 kilometres of commuter railway, 40 new stations and associated infrastructure
  • A global construction client in three mediations relating to significant road construction projects in Ontario, Canada
  • A major communications PLC in a multimillion-pound ICC arbitration relating to communication systems failures on the London underground rail network
  • Acting for a contractor in two ICC arbitration proceedings, taking place in parallel, both seated in Doha, Qatar, in connection with disputes involving a perimeter security package at a new major international airport in the Middle East

Oil and Gas

  • A South Korean/Japanese joint venture main contractor in potential ICC proceedings (London) in a dispute concerning the construction of an oil refinery in Northeast Africa. The claims exceed US$500 million and concern delay, concurrent delay and the application of liquidated damages versus the main contractor’s entitlement to an extension of time
  • A Russian oil company in an LCIA London seat arbitration concerning a US$55 million dispute for drilling services
  • A Chinese energy company in a US$200 million ICC arbitration in Singapore against an Iranian contractor relating to the development of oil services facilities in Iran
  • An incorporated JV operating company in respect of design deficiencies in an onshore processing facility in the Arctic on claims in excess of US$950 million

Energy

  • A global energy company with respect to US$500 million disputes arising out of the construction of power plants in China
  • A Government in an investment treaty arbitration in London under the UNCITRAL Rules arising out of the construction and operation of a power station near Mumbai
  • A South Korean conglomerate in ICC proceedings on delay and extensions of time claims regarding a coal-fired power plant in North Africa with a project value in excess of $2 billion
  • A US group company and its South Korean parent company, together a global engineering, procurement and construction company, in arbitration against a plant owner regarding significant cost overruns and scheduling delays resulting in an award of more than US$51 million on its affirmative claims, which was offset by US$22 million awarded to the opposing party on its counterclaims
  • A Dominican power company with respect to US$ 70 million in disputes arising out of the construction of a biomass facility in the Dominican Republic

Commercial construction

  • A Dubai-based developer on a UNICITRAL arbitration concerning a US$500 million construction dispute relating to a large retail development in Dubai
  • An Israeli company in proceedings before the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw in a construction dispute concerning damages connected with the improper conduct of a tender procedure. The amount of damages claimed was US$16.3 million
  • A developer of the World Trade Center site in New York following 9/11, including handling several arbitrations and litigation matters, among them a multibillion-dollar arbitration in Manhattan
  • A developer on US$100 million in claims for construction defects and water intrusion arising out of a 21-building apartment complex on Long Island, involving 20 parties, a separate insurance coverage case and tenant class actions
  • A UK construction company on claims valued at £35 million arising out of the project to develop a high-specification sports complex, including stadiums, hotels, gyms and other facilities

Stadia

  • A Premier League football club on delay and disruption claims arising from a £110 million stadium extension

Nuclear

  • A state-owned nuclear power company in a succession of disputes with a value exceeding €150 million arising from the delayed temporary and permanent spent-fuel storage facilities at a nuclear power plant
  • A UK contractor in a dispute concerning defects and quality assurance procedures in respect of works at the UK’s Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant
  • A nuclear decommissioning company in relation to various complex decommissioning projects undertaken under NEC3 contract conditions
  • A state-owned nuclear power company in UNCITRAL arbitration concerning liability for heavily damaged fuel rods

Ports and harbors

  • An employer in relation to defective works claims on a project involving refurbishment and expansion of submarine penstocks in Scotland
  • A major defense contractor in relation to the design and construction of a £300 million facility required to build Successor-class submarines
  • An employer on a major port extension project involving a new deepwater jetty, draft improvement dredging and refurbishment of existing port assets

Water/Utilities

  • The largest utility company in the Southeastern US with respect to disputes arising out of the construction of a solar facility in Texas
  • A UK water company in relation to a £125 million claim relating to the design and construction of a BAFF plant
  • A UK water company, defending against framework contractors in relation to the failure of blockwork in a series of nitrifying tertiary filter (NTF) plants across the water company’s network
  • A UK water company in relation to £70 million claims from a framework contractor, comprising 150,000 low-value repair and maintenance claims and significant delay and disruption, variation and defects claims relating to over 50 major projects

Chemicals and process plants

  • A UK subsidiary of a South Korean conglomerate in connection with a dispute with a German engineering company arising from the construction and delayed completion of a complex chemical process plant in the UK. This is an ICC arbitration subject to English law with a seat in Amsterdam. The sums in dispute are in excess of €45 million
  • A large petrochemical company in several disputes resulting from the termination of contracts on the basis of force majeure events
  • A global EPC contractor in a claim exceeding US$100 million relating to the construction of a major chlorine plant in Houston
  • An employer against the JV contractor in a dispute including issues arising from payments due, defective works and termination, in connection with the design and construction of an anaerobic digestion facility in Northern Ireland. The matter involves numerous challenging technical and legal issues, among them certification of payments, employer approvals, finance documents, ramp-up processes and termination

Industrial Engineering

  • A French engineering business in ICC arbitration proceedings in relation to the manufacture and sale of a €100 million transformer for a Siberian aluminium smelting operation
  • An Indian energy company in disputes arising out of the construction and testing of prototype wind turbines

PPP / PFI

  • A consortium of global investors in multiple disputes arising from a £400 million bond-financed healthcare project facing claims exceeding £40 million
  • A government authority regarding the construction of a major acute-care hospital with a contract sum in excess of £335 million, with initial total claims of £24 million prior to construction completion
  • A government agency of a Central American sovereign in an ICC arbitration proceeding arising from a P3 project and involving ownership interests in geothermal generation facilities and defects in generation equipment
  • A private corporation responsible for operating and maintaining an extensive public highway network under the P3 model in negotiations and an arbitration to determine appropriate increases in annual operation, maintenance and rehabilitation fees relating to the highway

EPC / FIDIC

  • The turnkey contractor in relation to an IWPP project in Fujairah, UAE in relation to extension of time, cost, delay and variations claims against the employer in an LCIA arbitration with a London seat under English law
  • An EPC contractor in a major dispute in adjudication against a project owner in relation to a gas storage project based on IChemE Green Book conditions with target cost provisions
  • A leading provider of electricity and energy-related services to the Polish rail industry and a leading contractor for railway construction and infrastructure modernization projects in disputes over investment projects carried out on the basis of the FIDIC terms of the contract for sums in excess of PLN3.5 billion
  • An international construction company based in Germany in investment projects carried out on the basis of the FIDIC terms of the contract - construction of a ring road with a value exceeding PLN 908 million) and construction of a section of dual carriageway with a value exceeding PLN 1.1 trillion