18 Jun 2013 | 10:27 am | 2 min. read
International law firm Pinsent Masons' construction lawyers have been ranked as experts across the globe for six years in a row in the 'International Who's Who Construction Lawyers' list, by Who's Who Legal.
The list uses recommendations of private practitioners and corporate clients across the globe in order to pick out the 503 lawyers from 48 countries who lead in each field worldwide.
Who's Who Legal said that leading the way once again in their research is Pinsent Masons, "the construction powerhouse demonstrates its international presence with an outstanding 19 lawyers noted for their expertise in this practice area."
Richard Foley, Partner at Pinsent Masons, said: "We are delighted to be ranked so prominently in this year's 'International Who's Who of Construction Lawyers' list. Pinsent Masons has a strong construction practice which works across multiple jurisdictions and sectors around the world. We advise at every stage of the project lifecycle. Our strong presence is testament to our market leading offering and we are recognised internationally as the “best in class”.
"Pinsent Masons' UK team is well represented, with four listings in London and two in Glasgow. The list said that Mark Lane, Partner at Pinsent Masons, focuses his practice on water projects as head of the firm’s water-sector group, and is described as “fast, strong and hands-on” in construction matters.
The list highlighted Virginie Colaiuta, Partner at Pinsent Masons, as a “very well regarded”, and a “top player”. Who's Who Legal said Martin Harman CBE has over 35 years’ experience advising on national and international infrastructure projects and Mark Roe, Partner at Pinsent Masons, specialises in construction arbitration and is “the absolute best” for handling high-value disputes. In Glasgow, Fraser McMillan, Partner at Pinsent Masons, has “extensive experience” of both counselling and dispute resolution, and Brandon Nolan, Partner at Pinsent Masons, is “very active” and lauded by clients as “a trusted source of advice” said Who's Who Legal.
The list continued to recognise the firm by saying Pinsent Masons also makes an extremely strong showing in Asia: Peter Clayton, Partner at Pinsent Masons, is highly nominated by peers and recognised as an expert across the full spectrum of construction law, from counselling on contracts to resolution of disputes; heading the Hong Kong office is Vincent Connor, Partner at Pinsent Masons, who represents clients in arbitration and litigation as well as acting as an adjudicator; colleague Dean Lewis, Partner at Pinsent Masons, “excels” in public and private contentious and non-contentious work, including advising the Hong Kong Construction Association; Beijing partner John Bishop is “in the top handful of construction lawyers worldwide”, specialising in the transportation and energy sectors; Helen Chang, Partner at Pinsent Masons, is noted for her “high quality advice” which is “second to none” and Kian Heong Hew, heads the firm’s Shanghai office, and “his name has become the symbol of high quality international construction law services”.
Who's Who Legal said that in the UAE, Sachin Kerur, is a “distinguished” presence in the market. He heads Pinsent Masons' Gulf region practice as well as leading the Dubai office. Alongside him are “exceptional partners” Michelle Nelson and Bill Smith, the former impressing clients with her “deep knowledge and responsive attitude”.
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