Delivering a complex construction and engineering project in accordance with your initial expectations is challenging. Such challenges may evolve into costly and time-consuming disputes which could significantly reduce a Client’s profit margin on a project.
Our overarching objective is to assist Clients in delivering their projects in accordance with their initial expectations – a “win-win” outcome for the project’s stakeholders. We use our extensive industry experience and specialist construction and engineering legal skills to understand our Clients’ challenges on a project and provide bespoke solutions to avoid potential costly and time-consuming disputes arising.
Our “Outsourced Project Counsel” (OPC) resource works closely with a Client’s Project Delivery Team to provide specialist legal support, either on or off the record, at any stage of a project’s lifecycle. This ensures that the Client’s interests are protected and your OPC can provide the best potential solution to resolve an issue whilst being prepared, in the worst-case scenario, for a formal action.
Your OPC resource is tailored to meet your requirements and/or budget at any stage of a project’s lifecycle. Our experience, however, informs us that the earlier a Client uses Your OPC the greater the benefit it obtains which reduces the risk that a formal dispute will arise.
Your OPC provides bespoke pragmatic solutions to the challenges of delivering a complex construction and engineering project. It includes a cloud-based project portal which provides Clients with easy access to project documents from any location across the globe with an internet connection. This facilitates collaboration, building a strong relationship and manging risk throughout a project’s lifecycle.
Acting as the OPC for an International Main Contractor (Japanese) at the New Doha International Airport (Hamad International Airport) (Qatar)). Providing strategic legal advice, and implementing the same, while protecting the Client’s position, to resolve the potential disputes including design risk, variations and delay valued at approximately USD 700 m.
Residential Housing, Middle East
Acting as OPC for the International Main Contractor, in relation to 5 residential towers at the Pearl Development (Qatar) valued in excess of USD 500 million, and providing legal and strategic advice in relation to a number of complex construction law issues including: design, variations, delay, extensions of time, liquidated damages, defective works and termination. Working closely with the Project Director and the Project Delivery Team, on a day to day basis, to ensure that the client’s position was protected and the project progressed.
Hospital Project, Qatar
Working as the OPC for the principal MEP Subcontractor on a “high end” hospital complex, including 400 beds and a medical education/research centre with a cost of approximately USD 9 billion in Qatar. Protecting the Client’s position in relation to its potential claims regarding the allocation and assumption of design risk, variations, delay and termination valued at approximately USD 210 m.