Practicing in construction and engineering is all about the legal dimensions involved in taking a building or infrastructure project from a plan to reality, making sure the process runs smoothly and your client is protected, and helping to resolve the disputes when things go wrong.
Our construction and engineering group has extensive experience in all aspects of project development, construction and engineering. Our lawyers have prepared, reviewed and negotiated terms and documentation for public infrastructure, hydro-electric and mining projects in Iran. In many of these projects, our lawyers have worked closely with project engineers in the preparation of tender packages and have settled joint ventures, consulting, financing, insurance and bonding arrangements for the participants. As many od these assignments have extended over a number of years, members of the group have been engaged on an ongoing basis to provide advice on a variety of construction-related issues, including claims.
Our clients include contractors, government and public sector bodies, developers, building product manufacturers, homebuilders, investors, employers, architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, project managers and contract administrators as well as their insurers.
Our team provides transactional construction advice to the real estate, development, investment, engineering and infrastructure sectors, and works with property owners, utilities, developers and contractors to structure, negotiate and draft construction contracts, design-build agreements and economic incentive agreements. We also provide advice on managing complex construction projects.
Construction and engineering dispute resolution
We understand the importance of resolving matters quickly and as cost effectively as possible. We will provide clear, advice on the practical and legal options available to you, the likelihood of success, and the risks. We will balance this with your own priorities to allow you to take the right action for you.
Our experienced lawyers are able to represent you in a multitude of forums including court proceeding, mediation, arbitration and negotiation.
The matters on which our team can assist with include:
- Non payment of invoices / payment applications
- Disputes related to defects
- Criminal claims
- Professional negligence claims
- Retention recovery
- Unlawful termination of contracts and lost profit claims
Our lawyers appreciate that the success of a project is often influenced by the ability to work cooperatively with government and navigate its law. They have persecuted cases involving issues of estate responsibility, sanctions and expropriation under international law, and addressed these laws and regulations in connection with the high-stakes commercial disputes with contractors, developers, suppliers, engineers, and other related parties.