Lee Wake

Lee Wake


Email lee.wake@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +44 20 7296 5918

Fax +44 20 7296 2001


Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

As part of the firm's Projects, Engineering and Construction Disputes group, Lee Wake focuses on the areas of contentious UK public procurement and construction and energy disputes.

Lee has experience with a range of standard forms (JCT, FIDIC, LOGIC and WIDP), both in terms of non-contentious drafting and negotiating, and contentious adjudication and litigation.

In 2018 Lee spent 6 months on secondment at ExxonMobil where he worked on a range of oil, gas and downstream matters with a focus on upstream disputes, exploration of new fields, and upstream oil production agreements.

Education and admissions


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

Representative experience

Acting for a global engineering company's trains division in three separate Technology and Construction Court proceedings relating to both rolling stock and signalling.

Acting for a global specialist healthcare company in a High Court procurement challenge against the NHS.

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

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

Advising on the construction aspects of property sales, including advising on risks associated with an ongoing cladding dispute.

Advising an energy major on a potential dispute with a contractor following an explosion at an offshore wind-turbine.

Advising a key supplier in relation to potential liabilities for degradation of PV solar panels supplied to an EPC contractor.

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

Advising lenders in relation to an ongoing Technology and Construction Court claim between a project company and local authority under a UK energy from waste PFI contract.

Acting for an African construction company in an ICC arbitration regarding lawfulness of payments under constitutional law and a subsequent settlement agreement.

Advising on potential commercial agency claims under the UNCITRAL rules.

Advising on potential wrongful termination and intellectual property claims under the ICC Rules.

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