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Recognized for the quality and independence of our insight, we work on a wide variety of construction and engineering disputes across six continents. Our delay, quantum and project management experts have been appointed on some of the world’s largest and most complex projects. We have extensive testifying experience in litigation and international and domestic arbitration under various rules, including those of the ICC, ICSID, LCIA, ICDR, HKIAC and SIAC.

Our team offers clear guidance on all aspects of construction-related issues including delay and disruption, project management and construction management through to disruption-related costs, valuing variations, change, termination and insolvency. We get involved at every stage of the dispute process, from the preparation of pre-action advice to the delivery of oral and written expert testimony.

We help businesses and asset owners manage the challenges and uncertainties throughout the project lifecycle.

Our end-to-end project and program management services include project structuring, risk management, operational due diligence and restructuring, project turnaround, project finance and debt restructuring, M&A evaluation and integration. We also offer interim management services, including business plan definition and implementation and executive placement.

Our experts draw on extensive experience managing major projects and disputes to anticipate, mitigate and resolve issues before they escalate. We help parties avoid delays, reduce risks and control costs so they can achieve their objectives.

Delay and Disruption

Our delay experts have extensive international experience, having been appointed on many leading, global projects.

We deliver independent expert advice on matters of delay and disruption, program management, planning and programming in construction and engineering disputes worldwide. In the event of a project delay, our team of independent experts are adept at establishing the critical path and undertaking an objective analysis of the issues.

Our professionals provide independent expert determination and expert witness services in all dispute resolution forums, including litigation, arbitration and adjudication.

We are recognized for the quality, integrity and independence of our insight and analysis, and our delay experts are acknowledged by Who’s Who Legal as leading practitioners in their fields.

Quantum

Our quantum experts have been appointed on many of the world's most complex and high-value construction and engineering disputes.

We undertake rigorous and thorough quantum analysis and present clear and cogent independent evidence. Our oral evidence and written reports are called on in various dispute forums including adjudication, arbitration and litigation.

Drawing on a wealth of industry experience, our quantum experts deliver independent expert advice on valuation and costs management (including costs arising from delay and disruption), professional negligence and termination. We also advise on the valuation of variations or compensation events and insurance related issues.

Our quantum experts are acknowledged by Who’s Who Legal as leading practitioners in the field and are recognized for their outstanding work on disputes across a wide range of sectors.

Project Management

Drawing on in-depth industry experience across the full project lifecycle, from inception to handover and operation, we assess the performance of professional project managers.

Our project management experts have years of practical experience delivering complex projects as professional project managers. We use this to confidently assess how an appropriately qualified and competent project manager would interpret and implement its contractual obligations.

In evaluating the project manager’s performance, we establish whether the professional has exercised all the reasonable skill, care and diligence to be expected. Our expert opinion informs counsels’ liability and negligence assessments of the project managers’ performance.

Construction Management

Drawing on practical experience of delivering projects as professional construction managers, we provide independent advice in dispute avoidance, dispute resolution and strategic decision making.

We assist at any stage of the project to maximize value and reduce exposure to the risks associated with a construction management approach. Issues we are regularly appointed to advise on include engineering, procurement and construction management performance on large-scale, high-value and complex EPCM contracts.

Our practical experience in delivering some of the most complex, global projects provides us with unrivalled expertise and insight.

Damages

Our experts are regularly instructed and give evidence in construction and engineering disputes under arbitration proceedings. We have experience working on projects globally, both in relation to investment treaty claims acting for and against the state, and in commercial and contractual disputes between companies.

Whether it is delays in the development of mines, consequential losses from the delay of property development or losses arising from aborted construction projects, we provide specialist expertise in evaluating wasted costs and valuing historical and future losses.

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