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We advise on all aspects of construction law from project inception through to delivery and handover, and across all types of projects from stand-alone refurbishment and fit out works to large mixed used developments. We draft, negotiate and advise on all types of construction contracts, consultant appointments and associated documents including design appointments, framework agreements, settlement agreements and contract amendments. Our team has advised on some of the largest and most complex construction projects on the planet. Our experience can help you navigate the dangers of modern construction matters through the implementation of practical and pragmatic solutions. Our team combines blue-chip top tier international private practice advisors together with senior GC level advisors who have joined us from major construction companies.

Whether you are a developer, or a construction and engineering firm, the projects you undertake today, and in the future, will likely require numerous iterations of standard form contracts as well as bespoke documents given the growing sophistication of both private and public sector participants and the diversity of their requirements. We also specialise in the provision of standardized as well as bespoke templates that will help to empower your business teams to negotiate more efficiently with less legal support.

TRANSACTIONAL

  • EPC Contracts
  • Construction Contracts

SPECIALIST

  • Procurement Strategy
  • Regeneration Asset Protection and Transfer Agreements
  • Health, Safety and Environment
  • Defect Analysis
  • Design Liability
  • Construction Insurance
  • Disputes

DAILIES

  • Framework Agreements
  • Sub-contracts
  • Consultants Appointments
  • Contract Administration Issues
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Site Conditions
  • Amendments and Variations
  • Letters of Award
  • RFP Reviews
  • Precedents and Templates

Indicative Experience

Europe: Lead solicitor for ODA transformation which involved the negotiation of a bespoke contract transferring the Olympic Park, venues and infrastructure obligations to an SPV along with associated legacy transformation, operation and maintenance obligations of the Olympic Park.

Europe: Heavily involved with external stakeholders especially funders being: Lea Valley Regional Park Authority, Sport England and the East of England Development Agency. Negotiated a development agreement and 3 funding agreements (including compilation of due diligence information) as well as the usual construction documentation in respect of the development of the Broxbourne White Water Canoe Centre on behalf of the ODA.

Middle East: Drafted interface agreement for the design and construction of the stadium precinct at the Lusail Development, specifically dealt with design, logistics, access, utilities and traffic management interfaces.

Middle East: Involved in providing monopolies advice and negotiating and drafting a gas network framework agreement for the implementation of a gas network through a call off mechanism across all DP projects.

Middle East: Provided legal advice relating to numerous legacy issues including the drafting and negotiation of 40 settlement agreements as well as legal advice relating to all aspects of contract administration including payment disputes, EOTs, variations and intellectual property queries.

Europe: Reviewed numerous invitations to tender and tender returns along with the associated evaluation of legal sections within the bids. Subsequently negotiated documentation whilst taking into account complicated interfaces with third parties both on and off the Olympic Park. Negotiated asset protection agreements with various third parties including rail operators, Thames Water Utilities Limited and the British Waterways Board. Involved in the ongoing administration of the contracts.

Europe: Managed external stakeholders and negotiated development agreement and construction contract for upgrade works at Eton Dorney. Reviewed land title issues and state aid issues and negotiated the final settlement agreement. Appointed designer and novated design appointment to the construction contractor on behalf of the ODA.

Europe: Negotiated a development agreement with the Ministry of Defence for use of the Royal Artillery Barracks for the construction of pistol and shotgun ranges for use during the Olympic Games and a co-operation agreement with the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Limited dealing with interfaces between the 2 organisations on behalf of the ODA.

Europe: Negotiated approximately 30 funding agreements on behalf of the ODA in respect of upgrade and new build works to be carried out at various venues in greater London for use as training venues during the Games.

Middle East: Drafted and negotiated development agreements with Katara and Qatar Tourism Authority for the development and handover of an underground car park and external park and the Doha Convention Centre and Tower respectively on behalf of Lusail. Also drafted and negotiated bespoke contracts for the operation and maintenance of these assets following completion and handover.

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