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Chris is an experienced litigator in the Technology and Construction Court and the Commercial Court and has conducted international arbitrations under the LCIA, UNCITRAL, ICC and ADCCAC Rules. Chris regularly commences and defends adjudications and has also conducted mediations for clients.

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Chris' practice focuses on contentious construction and projects. He has acted on both domestic and international projects and has a thorough working knowledge of FIDIC, JCT, NEC, IChemE, MF/1 and bespoke contracts.

Chris' clients include contractors, employers, developers, funders, joint venture partnerships, and consultants.

Chris has been recognised as a Rising Star in Legal 500 and has been nominated as Thomson Reuters’ Stand-out Lawyer for his outstanding work with clients.

Experience
  • Conducting an LCIA arbitration concerning a project in the Russian Federation, in which he obtained an anti-suit injunction in the Commercial Court in support of that arbitration;
  • Advising a client in relation to various disputes concerning the construction of a particle accelerator;
  • Resolving a series of disputes connected to the construction of a nuclear power station;
  • Conducting an ADCCAC arbitration concerning a large mixed use development in Kazakhstan;
  • Contesting a series of arbitrations and adjudications relating to an energy from waste plant;
  • Advising in relation to over 30 projects with fire safety and/or cladding issues;
  • Contesting an arbitration concerning an oil and gas project in Iraq;
  • Advising in relation to various disputes connected to a portfolio of water treatment plant projects in the UK;
  • Advising a client in relation to an LNG project in conjunction with the Clyde & Co construction and projects teams in China and Hong Kong; and
  • Assisting a client in an ICC Expert Determination in relation to a large mass transit project in the Middle East. 
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Sectors

  • Energy & Natural Resources

  • Infrastructure

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  • Climate Change Risk Practice

  • Commercial Disputes

  • International Arbitration

  • Projects & Construction

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