Stuart Jordan

Partner

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London

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Stuart Jordan

Stuart Jordan is listed as a "leading individual" for construction in Chambers UK, 2022 and his entry includes: "Stuart is incredibly knowledgeable regarding construction contracts and is both proactive and pragmatic." "Stuart is a truly excellent construction lawyer - he is client-focused and meticulous in his work."

In Legal 500 UK 2022: “Stuart Jordan is an excellent construction lawyer. He is efficient, knowledgeable and demonstrates willingness to discuss matters without the clock running.”

Stuart is a regular conference speaker on the theory and practice of construction procurement, and writes the legal page for Gulf Construction magazine each month.

Stuart handles both front end work and disputes. He advises developers and contractors across EMEA in the construction, energy and infrastructure sectors.

Stuart's front end practice focuses on procurement strategies in power, transport infrastructure, oil, gas, petrochemical, nuclear process and other industrial construction contracts, technology licences, professional appointments, long term agreements (LTSA), operations & maintenance (O&M), DBFO and other concession agreements.

In disputes, he has experience in all mainstream processes including litigation, arbitration, statutory adjudication and expert determination. His experience includes valuation, performance failures, defects, change order process, design development and contractor claims for extensions of time and "loss and expense." He is skilled in delay and disruption and is co-author of the Delay and Disruption Protocol, published by the Society of Construction Law.

Related Experience

Oil & Gas, Process Engineering and LNG Experience

  • Jazadco on the development of a new Biodiesel production plant in Saudi Arabia
  • Halliburton in relation to FEED and EPC drafting and negotiation for their multi-chem project development at Jubail, Saudi Arabia
  • Qatargas, on the EPC and related work for procurement of two 80km sour gas pipelines connecting to the Barzan gasfield
  • EHC on the on-offshore EPC contracts for a new ammonia production plant in Egypt
  • Total S.A. on the EPC and related aspects of the Yamal LNG project in Russia*
  • Arctic II LNG – advising on FEED, EPC and related procurement strategic advice, for this major LNG production and export project in the Russian Arctic
  • NPCC in relation to drafting and negotiation of FEED, EPC, supply and related contracts for on and offshore facilities construction, including offshore gas and oil pipelines
  • Al Qahtani Maritime on a STPP petrochemical plant construction project in Saudi Arabia*
  • Nabucco Gas Pipeline International on major supply and EPC contract arrangements for a new natural gas pipeline between the Middle East and Europe, involving all engineering and construction from FEED, linepipe procurement, storage, SCADA and compressor procurement, operation and maintenance contracts*
  • Guangdong Power Engineering Co., a Chinese engineering contractor, on a SINOSURE supported onshore gasfield development and a methanol production plant in Russia, involving a multi-contract construction framework to cover linepipe installation, storage, pumps and compressors*
  • Shtokman AG, the JV developer, on FEED, EPC and related work for pipelines and onshore infrastructure for the gas condensate project in the Russian Arctic*
  • Steelhead LNG on a1000km natural gas pipeline, marine vessel construction and at-shore LNG export facilities in western Canada
  • Chinese engineering contractor on EPC contracts for a Malaysia oil refinery project*
  • Bahrain Petroleum Co (BAPCO) on engineering, construction, joint venture and trading contracts for a new base oil refinery and port facilities at Sitra, Bahrain, including plant and pipeline EPC contracts for transport of product to the port* 
  • UK nuclear site licence operator on an EPC contract to engineer and construct a nuclear fuel production facility*

Other Engineering Experience

  • Energy fund on the implementation of construction aspects of a major new China Exim Bank supported hydropower project in sub- Saharan Africa*
  • China SOE contractor on an EPCM contracting model for a biomass power project in Belarus*
  • Desalcott, on the engineering, procurement and construction of the world’s largest reverse-osmosis desalination plant in Trinidad, involving extensive process engineering and a bespoke EPC contract*
  • Owners on supply and EPC contract arrangements for major new waste-to-energy plants in the UK*
  • Transport Scotland on the engineering, procurement and construction contracts for the new £3 billion Forth Road Bridge and related road infrastructure*
  • Russian oil independent on redrafting its standard FEED, EPC, supply and other construction-related contracts*
  • Contractor on an EPC for a 155MW IGCC coal-fired power plant in Abia State, Nigeria*
  • Gore Street Capital, on drafting and negotiation of EPC and O&M contracts for grid-level battery storage projects in the UK.  
  • Aluminium Bahrain (ALBA) on engineering and construction contracts for a new manufacturing facility in Bahrain*
  • Contractor on construction of two CCGT gas-fired power plants in the UK (Connah’s Quay and Little Barford)*
     

Contentious Experience

  • City of Edinburgh on the £400 million dispute on construction of the Edinburgh Tram (metro system)*
  • Middle East national gas company on a multibillion-dollar arbitration concerning offshore gas pipelines.
  • UAE-based major oil & gas contractor on two final accout disputes related to construction of offshore facilities.  
  • Latin American NOC on a multi-billion dollar arbitration against contractors concerning conversion of floating production and storage units.  
  • Major Chinese state-owned mining corporation on disputes with owners relating to EPC and operating & maintenance contracts at a gold and silver mine in Saudi Arabia*
  • LNG developer, on an arbitration arising from a dispute with plant suppliers and service providers relating to a 2-train liquefaction project in Nigeria. 
  • Chinese engineering contractor on six disputes – all valuation claims – involving on road and bridge construction in Saudi Arabia*
  • Major Saudi privately-owned group of companies on disputes involving time extensions, delay damages, disruption and works performance on several civil engineering projects in Saudi Arabia*
  • Major UK contractor on two final account disputes relating to the design and construction of CCGT power stations*
     

*Prior to joining Baker Botts

Awards & Community

Recognised in Chambers UK, 2017 & 2018, for Construction-Purchaser

Recognised in Legal 500 UK, 2017 for Projects & Energy, Emerging Markets and Power (Incl. Electricity, Nuclear and Renewables)

Notable Quotes:

"sensible, pragmatic and someone who wants to get the deal done" - Chambers UK, 2018

Clients singling out Mr. Jordan's "excellent knowledge of FIDIC and UK arbitration mechanisms" - Chambers UK, 2017

"very practical and results-focused lawyer who provides clients with very reliable estimates of costs" - Chambers UK, 2015

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