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Providing construction professionals and insurers with sound legal advice

Our professional liability lawyers have extensive experience of acting for construction professionals and their insurers across all industry sectors. Our international team works together to provide fast and effective solutions to the complex claims that clients find themselves challenged with.

Our skills include advising and defending D&B contractors, engineers, architects, project managers, surveyors and other consultants and their insurers on claims and risk management issues. We are adept at picking through multi-party disputes in order to identify the correct allocation of responsibilities.

Globally, we can advise on resolving construction disputes, errors and omissions, defects claims and financial disputes as well as all aspects of construction insurance. We also advise insurers on coverage issues relating to Single Project Policies, Design & Build Insurance, Contractors All Risk EAR, and DSU Policies.

Our Construction Professionals Work

  • Amériques
  • Asie Pacifique
  • Moyen-Orient
  • Royaume-Uni & Europe
  • Multi-million USD claim alleging negligent design

    Advice in relation to a USD 300 million plus claim against a global design and engineering company relating to the alleged negligent design of a hydro-electric facility in Panama (with claims in multiple jurisdictions including the United Kingdom, Sweden and the United States)

    Panama

    Claim against global engineering company

    Advice in relation to claims against a global engineering company arising out of alleged negligent design and construction of gas processing facilities in Trinidad

    Trinidad and Tobago

    Alleged negligent design and construction of power plant

    Advice in relation to claims against a global engineering company arising out of alleged negligent design and construction of power plant facilities in the United States

    United States
  • Insuring the largest shareholder class action to go to trial in Australia

    Acted for insurers and their policyholder in one of the largest shareholder class actions to proceed to trial in Australia (involving a profit downgrade)

    Australia

    Negligence claims in relation to various projects

    Acting for an engineer defending negligence claims in relation to various projects, including the allegedly negligent design of tunnels, roads and bridges

    Australia

    Defense of structural engineers

    Defending structural engineers alleged to have failed to take account of hydrostatic pressure calculations in designing a landmark luxury harbour-side apartment complex

    Australia

    Federal Court of Australia proceedings

    Acting for the insurers of a large consulting engineering firm in relation to Federal Court of Australia proceedings which alleged they were responsible for the collapse of underground mine workings

    Australia

    Large claim for double insurance against contracts work insurer

    Acting for the industrial special risks insurer in a mining project in respect of a large claim for double insurance against the contracts work insurer

    Australia

    Coverage issues regarding failed waste treatment plant

    Advising on insurance coverage in relation to a failed waste treatment plant

    Hong Kong

    Drafting of single project insurance policies

    Drafting a number of the single project insurance policies currently in use in the Hong Kong and UK market

    Hong Kong

    CAR cover advice regarding a multi-million dollar claim

    Advising on CAR cover in relation to a multi-million dollar claim arising from a warehouse collapse at a major international airport

    Hong Kong

    Multi-million dollar claims regarding fire stopping in 78 houses

    Acting for a D&B contractor and its insurers in the defence of multi-million dollar claims relating to allegedly inadequate fire stopping in 78 houses, following an initial arson attack

    Hong Kong

    Subrogated recovery claim

    Acting for a D&B contractor and its insurers, in a significant subrogated recovery claim against a firm of architects following an English Planning Stop Notice being issued as a result of an entire social housing project being built in the wrong place

    Hong Kong
  • Design fault claims against consulting engineers

    Defending two UAE court claims (AED 18 million and 32 million) against a global firm of multidisciplinary consulting engineers for alleged design faults

    United Arab Emirates

    US class actions, US derivative actions and US proceedings

    Acting for D&O insurers in a number of US class actions, US derivative actions and US proceedings against PRC and Hong Kong based companies

    United Arab Emirates

    Drafting and advising on PI policies in the UAE

    Drafting and advising on direct and reinsurance PI policies for Architects and Engineers for use in the UAE to cover (inter alia) decennial liability

    United Arab Emirates

    Claim against global engineering company

    Advice in relation to claims against a global engineering company arising out of alleged negligent design and construction of a sewage and waste water processing facility in the Middle East

    United Arab Emirates
  • USD 1 billion claim against global engineering company

    Advice in relation to a USD 1 billion claim against a global engineering company arising out of alleged negligent design and construction of an oil and gas processing facility in Russia

    Russian Federation

    Developing power generation engines

    Successfully defending a multi-million pound construction claim arising out of the development of power generation engines

    United Kingdom

    Resolving design claims regarding a civic centre

    Acting for one of the UK’s top engineering practices in the resolution of claims against it resulting from the design of a civic centre

    United Kingdom

    Acting in an adjudication between an employer and a contractor

    Acting for a leading architect’s practice (and its insurers) in relation to an adjudication between the employer and the contractor, which threatened to overspill into a claim against the insured

    United Kingdom

    Complex claim against structural steelwork engineers

    Defending structural steelwork engineers in respect of a multi-million pound, multi-party complex claim for alleged defective design and construction of structural steelwork connections in a major football stadium in London

    United Kingdom

    Successfully defending multi-million pound claim

    Successfully defending an engineering practice from a multi-million pound claim brought by Rolls-Royce arising out of the development of power generation engines deployed at sites worldwide

    United Kingdom

    Claims surrounding large-scale residential development

    Advice in relation to a GBP 25 million multi-party claims against design and build contractors relating to alleged defective design and construction (and breach of the Defective Premises Act) of over 125 apartments of a large-scale residential development in the United Kingdom

    United Kingdom

    Multi-million pound claim alleging defective design of NHS primary care treatment facility

    Defending architects and engineers in respect of a multi-million pound claim relating to alleged defective design of a NHS primary care treatment facility in the United Kingdom. Claim includes multiple allegations of negligence relating to architectural and design services, structural...

    United Kingdom

Our Construction Professionals team

Katia Álvaro
Katia Álvaro

Senior Associate

David Amentas
David Amentas

Partner

Alexandre Arseneault
Alexandre Arseneault

Avocat

Lee Astfalck
Lee Astfalck

Partner

Mark Attard
Mark Attard

Partner

Scott Bertschi
Scott Bertschi

Partner

Mark Beswetherick
Mark Beswetherick

Partner

Clive Brett
Clive Brett

Partner

Nicole Britton
Nicole Britton

Senior Associate

Isabel Burón
Isabel Burón

Partner

Shane Calendar
Shane Calendar

Senior Associate

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