Construction Disputes


Our team has extensive experience and industry knowledge, having been involved in disputes arising out of the construction of power and process plants, ships and offshore facilities through to social infrastructure, including roads, railways, seaports, airports, high-rise developments and residential developments. The contracts have ranged from bespoke to industry standard-forms.

We have extensive experience in formal disputes processes. Our team is involved in many high-profile disputes, and has experience in all mainstream processes, including litigation, arbitration (both domestic and international), statutory adjudication, dispute adjudication boards and various forms of alternative dispute resolution, including expert determination, neutral evaluation and mediation.

Our disputes work strongly benefits from our lawyers' deep understanding of the construction process and the way construction contracts are structured and operated. The construction disputes team draws upon the added construction knowledge of our front-end lawyers and the added advocacy experience of our litigation and arbitration lawyers, providing our clients with excellent value.

We are Trial Lawyers

Our experience in the hearing room gives us the confidence and clarity of mind to separate what actually matters - the "big picture" - from the rest. This means we can work effectively and efficiently for our clients. It also means our clients have instant credibility with the arbitrators who will decide their cases, and with the adversaries that must evaluate their litigation risks.

International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Practice

We are a leading international arbitration and dispute resolution practice. We have one of the world's leading teams of dedicated international arbitration lawyers, consistently recognized by Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500.

The firm's international arbitration and dispute resolution practice is fully integrated across all major arbitration centers, from New York and Washington, D.C., to London, Dubai and across Asia Pacific. We have conducted numerous arbitrations in the U.S. and around the world. We are active in arbitrations administered by prominent arbitral institutions, regional and international, including the AAA, ICC, LCIA, ADCCAC, DIAC, DIFC-LCIA, Cairo Centre and ICSID. We also have extensive experience of proceedings governed by UNCITRAL and other ad hoc rules. Members of the team have been employed by or worked with key arbitral institutions. Because we sit as arbitrators, as well as serve as counsel and advocates, we understand the decision-making process.

Our lawyers are well-versed in advising on disputes within virtually every phase of the construction process, from non-conforming and/or defective design (architectural and engineering), through to delay/extension of time and variations, and operation/maintenance, through to delay/extension of time and variations, and operation/maintenance.

Our international arbitration team comprises lawyers who are dedicated to the practice of international arbitration and operates hand-in-hand with our front-end construction lawyers on construction disputes.

In collaboration with trusted local advocates, we have assisted clients to enforce awards around the world. We have also advised clients on grounds available to challenge awards.