Projects, Engineering and Construction
, Co-Leader, Miami
, Co-Leader, London
Hogan Lovells has one of the largest and most well established Projects, Engineering and Construction Disputes practices of any major international law firm. Our work commonly includes contract interpretation, project-related legal risk management, state-of-the-art dispute avoidance, as well as management and resolution techniques. We have a global practice acting for employers, investors, and international contractors on five continents covering United Kingdom, Eastern and Western Europe, Russia, the United States, Canada, Central and South America, the Middle East, and Asia. Over the decades, we have built a top tier client base of government entities, global contractors, leading international consultancies, and major developers.
Our deep industry knowledge in engineering and construction projects includes:
- Civil engineering, including major infrastructure projects encompassing roads, airports, rail, bridges, and tunnelling
- Process plants, including chemical, petrochemical, and fertilizer plants
- Energy-related facilities, including the construction of onshore and offshore facilities, combined heat and power (CHP), and waste-to energy (WtE) projects
- Project finance work, particularly Public Finance Initiative/Public Private Partnership (PFI/PPP) projects
- Construction works, including office, retail, and warehousing development, demolition, new build, refurbishment, and 'fit-out' work.
We have experienced, efficient teams dedicated to transactions and dispute resolution. These teams are always ready to work together on multi-disciplinary matters and to provide full legal support from proposal and contract-drafting phases through to dispute advice, resolution, and enforcement. We regularly provide such assistance to companies involved in the largest and most complex construction projects in the world.
We provide support when disputes go to arbitration, even in the most commercially sensitive situations. We are equipped to carry out private-sector, cross-border arbitration and also advise clients obliged by international treaty to submit to ad hoc tribunals or to rules laid down by the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).