When disputes arise, our global construction dispute resolution team has the experience and industry knowledge required to achieve the optimum outcome for you on complex, high value and often multi-jurisdictional construction disputes and claims. Our team often becomes involved in a project long before any formal dispute arises, and will assist during the implementation of a project to resolve disputes wherever possible, without recourse to a formal dispute resolution process. If formal dispute resolution is unavoidable, however, our team of highly experienced disputes lawyers across our international network of offices will be able to secure the best possible results for you.
How we help
Our team has advised clients on many of the world’s largest and most complex engineering and construction projects focusing on the resolution of complex, high value and often multi-jurisdictional disputes through litigation, arbitration, adjudication, disputes boards, expert determination and other alternative forms of dispute resolution such as mediation.
Our team advises on disputes under construction contracts, O&M contacts, PFI/PPP agreements, offtake agreements, financing documents and joint venture agreements. We act on all types of construction claims, including restraints on bond calls, extensions of time, loss and expense, delay and disruption, liquidated damages and performance related disputes.
Who we help
We act for a wide range of clients, including multinational corporations, international and domestic developers, contractors and subcontractors, governments and state-owned entities as well as construction professionals such as consulting engineers, architects and others.
We advise all of the participants in projects in sectors as diverse as:
- Water and waste
- Social infrastructure (including PPP/PFI)
- Infrastructure – rail, bridges and highways, airports, ports, water
- Commercial and retail development
- Rail and transport (ports, roads, airports)
- Petrochemical and process plants
- Mining and natural resources
- Manufacturing and industrial
Litigation in the Supreme Court of Victoria arising from the major upgrade and refurbishment of a glass manufacturing and production facility
An international contractor
An ICC arbitration against a SE Asian state owned oil company concerning the construction of a petrochemical processing facility
Rio Tinto (HHMS and HI)
In relation to proceedings in the Supreme Court of Western Australian against its former EPCM concerning a claim for approximately A$35 million arising from work undertaken by KBR for the Hope Downs 4 and Marandoo Iron Ore Projects
"… THE ABILITY TO LEVERAGE EXPERIENCE ACROSS MULTIPLE SECTORS BOTH DOMESTICALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY TO PROVIDE PRAGMATIC, FLEXIBLE AND WORKABLE SOLUTIONS ..."
RANKED IN BAND 1
“welcoming to work with and adds considerable value with their tactical thinking" Chambers UK 2021: Construction (international arbitration)
"a top-notch firm" that offers "great efficiency as well as both practical and commercial sense"
Ranked In Band 1
Ranked in Band 1
Ranked in Band 1 "hard-working, on top of the detail and good with clients."
"They have a good grasp of construction law and are very good at co-ordinating between multiple parties involved in disputes”
Ranked in top 5 in the world 2016 - 2020
Insights and updates
Hew is the Head of Construction and Infrastructure Disputes at our joint operation firm Kewei. He advises Chinese and international clients extensively on major infrastructure, projects and construction disputes.