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Construction Advisory & Disputes

Construction Advisory & Disputes at a glance

The narrow commercial margins experienced in the construction industry mean that managing, avoiding and resolving contractual and legal issues goes a long way to securing commercial success.

When your construction interests need safeguarding, our experience protects them and benefits your business. We have been delivering projects across the global infrastructure market for over 40 years. Our peers...

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On the plus side, adjudication is fast (28 days from start to finish). On the cautious side, it’s binding, with legal and expert fees not normally recoverable, even by the successful party. This means there is no room for error, and mistakes can be expensive. All of which suggests you’re likely to be best off with the firm which has conducted more successful adjudications than any other.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Most disputes can be resolved, or at least narrowed, through ADR. It just needs some willingness on both sides. ADR is a powerful and cost-effective method of early resolution, avoiding the protracted and expensive proceedings of formal dispute resolution. It may even be a requirement in the early stages of proceedings in certain jurisdictions, such as in the UK.

Construction Litigation

Deciding when to litigate is in itself a skill. Today, our advisory and disputes lawyers spend much of their time working with clients to avoid disputes. Adjudication, arbitration, mediation, ADR, dispute review boards, expert determination and conciliations are all tools we can apply expertly on your behalf before costly litigation. We won’t put you in the High Court unless it’s absolutely necessary....

Engineering Procurement & Construction Contracts

EPC contracts, and their related EPIC and EPCC forms, are very often highly complex in the context of technically challenging projects. Legal expertise is needed to identify and address the issues and risks arising in such contracts. Equally important, however, is the industry-focused knowledge necessary to ensure a detailed understanding of their nature. This includes familiarity with the differing...

International Construction Arbitration

We are instructed by companies, governments and state agencies across all sectors on large, complex, international arbitrations for: joint venture and consortium arrangements, software and technology projects and contracts involving the supply of energy, licensing, commodities, manufacturing and international sales and distribution. We work regularly with local lawyers, consultants and experts in...

Risk management & contract advice

Prevention is better than cure. Late delivery, defects and cost overruns, damage to reputations, client relationships and the bottom line, can all be reduced or avoided through expert legal risk management. Increasingly complex contracts and procurement structures often make it difficult to fully appreciate risk allocation and its implications. Our market-leading P2C Procurement to Completion ® service...

Construction Advisory & Disputes - Asia Pacific

We are consistently ranked as the number one law firm for construction in Asia for a reason: the depth and breadth of our experience.