We particularly excel working on complex or mission-critical projects, where the normal rules may not apply.
These projects might present complex procurement challenges, might be one-of-a-kind or might relate to the construction of mission critical facilities where the risks of project failure far outweigh the initial capital outlay.
We address the needs of complex construction and engineering procurement, project management and dispute resolution.
We are smart, problem-solving lawyers with a great understanding of the planning, design and construction process, property investment and portfolio management.
The projects we work on take place across the globe – our lawyers have worked on projects in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific, the Americas and Australasia.
We work on projects utilising a full range of procurement methods: from DBFO and turnkey EPC to construction management, and everything in between.
We tailor the procurement approach to the specifics of the projects – we mix and match where necessary, or innovate new methods as required.
We are familiar with all the usual suites of contracts: JCT, FIDIC, IChemE, NEC, frameworks and many others.
Our objective is to work alongside you to create a procurement process that enables you to achieve the best value, to negotiate your contracts so that risks are identified and properly allocated, and then to document your project in coherent contracts that are "instruction manuals" for the project, rather than something to stuff in a drawer.
We work with strategic partners who can help you with procurement, project management and cost management. They are familiar with the way we work, and the contracts we draft.
Equally, we work with your incumbent teams. Whoever the team comprises, we work together to help you set your projects up for success, and then to manage them to completion.
Many of our current clients first worked with our team members over ten years ago, and have stayed with us.