Additional Specialized Areas of Focus

Construction & Infrastructure

They picked up the aspects of our business very quickly, and the strength of their bench helped with client service.
— Chambers Latin America
Interviewees hail the firm's "exceptional level of client service" and "business-oriented approach," praising their "good understanding of the commercial sensitivities of cases."
— Chambers USA
Where Advocacy Meets Business

Our lawyers have spent decades resolving construction disputes, managing construction claims, and helping our clients avoid disputes where possible.

We represent owners, contractors, subcontractors and sureties in construction-related disputes.  We understand the complexities involved in commercial and state-owned construction projects, and we add to that our deep international arbitration expertise.  We handle disputes related to EPC contracts, JV agreements, mining operations, power plants, renewable energy, infrastructure, oil and gas projects, among others.  We also call on our insurance partners where required.  We know the leading construction experts and arbitrators.


We represent or have represented:

  • Subsidiary of a European energy company in an ICC arbitration over termination of a Spanish contractor for a BOT hydro dam project in Central America, also involving litigation over security. (New York law; Miami seat)
  • Multinational owners in a $1.2 billion ICC arbitration against a Chinese contractor arising out of the termination of an EPC contract and related financing agreement. (New York law; Singapore seat)
  • US investor in a potential ICDR arbitration with the Caribbean developer of a hotel complex, concerning construction claims and government interference.  (New York law; New York seat)
  • Agency of the United Nations in an ad hoc UNCITRAL  arbitration, successfully defending claims brought by a Japanese contractor concerning design/boring issues for an infrastructure project. (International law; Singapore seat)
  • Bolivian contractor in an ICDR-administered UNCITRAL arbitration over breaches of an EPC contract for the electrification of a major mining project in Chile. (Miami seat; Florida law)
  • Brazilian construction company in an ICC arbitration against the owner with combined claims of over $650 million arising out of the design and construction of a floating production vessel, including complex claims of illegality, delay, pacing, and acceleration-related damages. (New York law; New Your seat)
  • US construction company in New York state and federal court litigation defending claims of over $350 million arising out of the collapse of WTC7 in the September 11 disaster.
  • Italian tunneling sub-contractor in an ICC arbitration arising out of a hydro power project in Guatemala, including defeating a motion to enjoin the arbitration brought in federal court in Miami. (New York law; Miami seat)
  • Korean construction company in an ICDR arbitration against a US party under a FIDIC contract for a civil engineering project in Afghanistan, alleging claims based on delay, disruption and excessive change orders. (New Jersey and US law; New Jersey seat)
  • Multinational engineering company in an ICC arbitration arising out of a JV for construction/refurbishment of an oil refinery project in Mexico. (New York law; New York seat)
  • Brazilian construction company in a JV dispute with Asian and US parties over construction of a petrochemical project.  (New York law; New York seat)
  • Argentine project company in an arbitration under UNCITRAL Rules with the Canadian owner  of a mining project in Argentina, concerning changes in scope of work and allocation of cash flows.  (Equity; New York seat)
  • Caribbean power generator in resolving claims against a Scandinavian manufacturer arising out of the defective installation of a turbine. (New York law; New York seat)
  • Consortium of oil companies in an ICC arbitration over the construction of a pipeline. (New York seat; Bolivian law)
  • US investor in a potential ICSID arbitration against a European state concerning interference in the construction of an educational facility.  (Washington D.C. seat; international law)
  • Reinsurer of the surety in a multi-billion dollar claim and ad hoc arbitration arising out of the partial construction and eventual collapse of an off-shore oil production platform.  (Brazilian and New York law; New York seat)
  • Global telecommunications company in an ICC arbitration and related collateral claims arising out of multi-party disputes concerning a JV for the construction and operation of a submarine fiber optic cable.  (New York and English law; Hong Kong seat)
  • German parent and its US subsidiary in an ICDR arbitration against a Canadian infrastructure company concerning supply of turbines to a major wind farm project in Texas.  (New York law; New York seat)
  • Receivers of a failed hotel development in the Bahamas, assessing recoverability of claims against the EPC contractor as part of a reorganization.
  • Owner of a combined cycle power plant in Guatemala concerning turbine failures and claims against the OEM and installer (settled favorably).


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