You are on page 1of 4

Construction & Engineering

GMP. mining. financing and documenting projects as well as advising on many standard and bespoke forms of contract. bridges.” Chambers UK 2009” (projects power) Core strengths Simmons & Simmons is one of the largest international law firms in the world. LNG. employers. development. professional negligence and much more. We undertake contentious work. aviation.. from Target Cost. advising throughout project delivery (with particular focus on assisting clients to maximise their ability to protect budgets and completion dates) and resolving international and domestic disputes in a variety of forums including litigation. water. with over 1500 staff in 18 offices situated in key business and financial centres across the Middle East. oil & gas. Our lawyers are experienced in transportation and infrastructure (including. Our experience is across the board and our teams handle large scale adjudications. Board preparation. rebase lining contracts and advising on incentive schemes. arbitrations. financing institutions. We also advise on many innovative arrangements such as partnering/alliancing agreements and bonus incentive schemes. Our team is experienced in formulating issues related to time and money claims and/or analysing and advising on robustness of claims. Mid Stream Support Project Delivery support services include analysis of project data with project teams to identify project risks. ICE. Europe and Asia. defence. Simmons & Simmons is a leading advisor in all construction and engineering related sectors and industries. factories. energy (including power. We work closely with clients to implement dispute resolution strategies during the delivery stage of a project including Dispute Adjudication. drafting and negotiating contracts. mediations and conciliations. design and build FIDIC. claims settlements. provide real time project delivery support and carry out non contentious work. information technology real estate. Our core strength is the breadth. refinery and petro chemical. project managers and consultants. NEC. arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. implementing procedures with the client team to address the risk and any contractual or legal hurdles. office development. litigations. developers. IChemE. contractors. The Litigation team “excels” in the energy and infrastructure sector” (Chambers 2010) . We act for a broad range of clients including Government bodies. oil. MF/1. Our lawyers are therefore able to take a practical and pragmatic approach to dealing with issues by using their experience to undertake legal and contractual analysis. depth and wealth of our combined global experience. gas and power companies.“The “exceedingly energetic and proactive” lawyers on this team are developing a reputation for being “highly effective relationship builders with a welcome habit of working at the cutting edge of the market. Our team has significant experience of financing and structuring projects. Contentious We take a pragmatic approach to handling disputes employing the appropriate solution to facilitate an early resolution. nuclear. Many of our lawyers have direct experience of working on projects within industry and a number are also dual qualified as advocates and professional consultants. Non Contentious Non contentious work includes advising on structuring. metros. rail. renewables) as well as waste. roads. expert determinations. dredging. LOGIC. JCT. berthing). Our services As a team we work across all sectors and industries both locally and domestically. ports.

Network Rail Infrastructure) and in Hong Kong. Transgas.“It is very reassuring to be backed by such a professional team of advisors providing the quality advice that we need. „„ contracts for operation and maintenance concession agreement for Dubai metro „„ project delivery advice on many rail and metro projects. delivery and dispute resolution „„ Petrochemical plant disputes arising out of damage to equipment at a facililty in the middle east „„ advising on dispute on an LNG facility in Europe relating to cost allocation between interested parties following facility improvements „„ Advising on a delay and disruption claim for a desalination facility in Middle East „„ disputes relating to design and construction defects to Independent Water and Power Plant in Middle East „„ arbitration relating to a major dispute an on the construction of the BTC pipeline „„ LCIA arbitration relating to Russian energy project „„ replacement of Lithuanian nuclear facility and other confidential nuclear projects „„ dispute in relation to decommissioning works in the North Sea covering issues such as assessment of payments for incomplete works. including disputed claims from contractors at Hong Kong airport and Middle East airports „„ restructuring and contract advice for the Ambatovy mine project in “The ‘outstanding’ and ‘value-for-money’ team at Simmons & Simmons provides an ‘excellent level of service and consistently strong support.” (Wipro Infotech) Several of our lawyers sit as mediators. adjudications and arbitration on various works defects claims including delaminating of concrete. delay and disruption claims. Our team is experienced in providing strategic and commercial advice. advising on „„ the appointments and construction contracts for the Shard at London Bridge „„ disputes on the design and construction of Wembley Stadium on behalf of a consultant firm „„ dispute relating to negligent project a management due to cost and time overruns on an iconic building in the UK „„ the PPP contracts for London Underground’s metro upgrades and complex disputes relating to design changes. Dubai and Abu Dhabi „„ major roads and Highway projects in Europe and the Far East during project delivery and arbitration proceedings „„ International airports. responsiveness. adjudicators and arbitrators and their knowledge and experience of effective dispute resolution is of great benefit to clients. The sponsors of this €5bn project include OMV. and operation of termination and default provisions. specification disputes. Because Simmons understands our business and the industry we operate in. In addition. RWE. which will go through five countries. international presence. Our lawyers key recent experiences include.’” Legal 500 UK 2010 (Litigation and Dispute Resolution) Madagascar and mining projects in Australia „„ waste management projects in Europe and the Far East through procurement. The firm was singled out in the international law firms Client Satisfaction Report 2010 for its all round professionalism. variations and classification of costs „„ dispute in relation to the collapse of a tunnel over a live railway line in the UK „„ litigations. tactical thinking and approach to pricing and services. they respond quickly with real awareness of the issues we face and this has given us a distinct advantage. MOL. our lawyers who have worked in industry have a good insight into project processes making them a cost effective resource in any dispute. including in the UK (High Speed 1. tunnel defects and defective bridge design „„ dispute in relation to the late delivery of an oil platform in Africa „„ dispute with a major oil company arising out of the construction of a gas plant „„ the substantial losses suffered as a on consequence of the explosion at the Buncefield Oil storage terminal „„ the project company on a Turkey to Austria gas pipeline. Botas an Bulgargaz .

juty@simmons-simmons. SIMMONS & SIMMONS and S&S are registered trade marks of Simmons & Simmons LLP. Simmons & Simmons is an international legal practice carried on by Simmons & Simmons LLP and its affiliated Brian Downie London T +44 207 825 4209 E Simmons & Simmons LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England & Wales with number OC352713 and with its registered office at Simon Morgan The Netherlands T +9744 409 6747 E philip. and all moral rights are asserted and reserved. For further information on the international entities and Julian Nichol Adrian Cole London T +44 207 825 4800 E julian. con_012 Construction & Engineering .nichol@simmons-simmons. All rights Robert Lewington London T +44 207 825 4203 E Luc Cohen London T +44 207 825 3984 E navneet. refer to simmons-simmons. It is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.Key international contacts Key contact biographies can be viewed at Richard Dyton Hong Kong T +8522 583 8878 E brian. This document is for general guidance is the award winning online legal resource of Simmons & Simmons © Simmons & Simmons LLP James Pollock Hong Kong T +8522 583 8377 E Simon Barrett London T +44 207 825 4946 E james.cohen@simmons-simmons. London EC2Y 9SS. The word “partner” refers to a member of Simmons & Simmons LLP or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications or to an individual with equivalent status in one of Simmons & Simmons LLP’s affiliated practices. A list of members and other partners together with their professional qualifications is available for inspection at the above address. Accordingly.pollock@simmons-simmons.vaughan@simmons-simmons. references to Simmons & Simmons mean Simmons & Simmons LLP and the other partnerships and other entities or practices authorised to use the name “Simmons & Simmons” or one or more of those practices as the context Philip Vaughan The Netherlands T +3120 722 2313 E Navneet Juty Middle East T +971 2 6275568 E Philip Norman London T +44 207 825 4204 E philip.dyton@simmons-simmons. It does not contain definitive Tokyo T +8136 438 5260 E simon. One Ropemaker Street.