Lee Wake | London | Hogan Lovells

Lee Wake

Senior Associate Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment



Wake Lee

Lee Wake
Wake Lee
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Lee is a senior associate in the construction and engineering team in London. He focuses on dispute resolution on major infrastructure and resources projects, with a particular focus on delay claims and delay analysis. His experience includes advising government and industry clients in relation to the interpretation and administration of construction contracts, both pre-dispute and in formal dispute proceedings. 

Clients have praised Lee for his “sound strategic judgement” and “technical ability, dedication and collegiality”, as well as having “a very good read on how Tribunals would react to arguments” and having “litigation in his blood”. 

Lee has acted for clients in ICC and SIAC arbitrations and UK litigation proceedings, as well as in various alternative dispute resolution forums such as expert determination, mediation and adjudication. Lee also has extensive experience in UK public procurement claims, acting for both government entities and contractors.

Lee has also spent time in-house on secondments to a large EPC contractor in Tokyo and an oil and gas major in the UK. On secondment, he advised on contract drafting and interpretation, pre-dispute claims management and negotiations, and multiple disputes in UK litigation and international arbitration.

Representative experience

Acting on an ICC arbitration for a leading EPC contractor in relation to the world's largest petrochemical plant in Saudi Arabia.

Acting for an EPC contractor in multiple ICC arbitrations with subcontractors arising out of a major infrastructure project in preparation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Acting for an owner in an ICC arbitration in relation to a peat-fired power plant in Africa.

Advising an EPC contractor in relation to separate ICC and SIAC arbitrations arising out of a coal-fired power plant in South East Asia.

Acting for an oil major (both in-house and in private practice) in the Commercial Court and Court of Appeal in a dispute arising under a gas sales agreement.

Acting for a global engineering company's rail division in multiple Technology and Construction Court proceedings relating to rolling stock, signalling, maintenance and overhead catenary systems.

Acting for a UK government body in a procurement dispute arising from one of the largest UK public procurement competitions in history.

Providing ongoing advice to an employer under a JCT contract regarding defects, pay less notices, delays and liquidated damages.

Acting on an adjudication regarding the supply of biomass fuel to an energy-from-waste plant.


  • LPC, BPP University Law School, 2017
  • LL.B. (Hons), London School of Economics, 2016
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Solicitor, England and Wales
Court admissions
  • Senior Courts of England and Wales