HONG KONG COURT REFUSES LEAVE TO APPEAL AWARD ON POINTS OF LAW

The Hong Kong Court of First Instance has refused leave to appeal a construction award on points of law because the decision of the arbitrator on the relevant issues was not “obviously wrong” or “open to serious doubt” (Employer v. Contractor [2023] HKCFI 2911). Read more

HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS STRENGTHENS CONSTRUCTION ARBITRATION PRACTICE IN LONDON

Herbert Smith Freehills has hired Raeesa Rawal as Of Counsel in its Construction Arbitration practice in London. Raeesa has a wide range of experience advising clients in the energy, infrastructure and construction sectors, from the provision of initial advice on claims under contract and throughout the dispute resolution process. Her practice focuses on high-value and … Read more

HSF CONTRIBUTES TO GAR’S ‘THE ASIA PACIFIC ARBITRATION REVIEW 2022’

Tokyo Partner Craig Shepherd, together with Singapore Of Counsel Daniel Waldek and Associate Mitchell Dearness, have contributed to GAR’s ‘The Asia Pacific Arbitration Review 2022′ with a section on construction and infrastructure arbitration in Asia Pacific. The authors consider the potential impacts of Covid-19 disruption and the transition to green energy on construction disputes in … Read more

INSIDE ARBITRATION ISSUE #12: PERSPECTIVES ON CROSS-BORDER DISPUTES

Welcome to the twelfth issue of Inside Arbitration We are delighted to share with you the latest, new look issue of this publication from Herbert Smith Freehills’ Global Arbitration Practice. Uncertainty has been the watchword of 2021 so far. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact our work and personal lives many questions remain about … Read more

CONSTRUCTION ARBITRATION PODCAST SERIES EPISODE 5: MANAGING CONSTRUCTION ARBITRATION PROCEDURE

We are pleased to share the fifth and final episode in our Construction Arbitration podcast series. In this episode Craig Tevendale (Partner, UK Head of International Arbitration) is joined by Liz Kantor (Senior Associate, International Arbitration) and Kemi Wood (Associate, Construction & Infrastructure Disputes) to talk about managing the procedure in construction arbitration. They discuss … Read more

CONSTRUCTION ARBITRATION PODCAST SERIES EPISODE 3: DOCUMENTS AND FACTUAL WITNESSES

Why are documents and factual witnesses so important in construction arbitrations? We are pleased to share the third episode in our Construction Arbitration podcast series, in which we discuss the importance of documents and factual witnesses in construction arbitrations. In this episode Craig Tevendale (Partner, UK Head of International Arbitration), Susan Field (Senior Associate, International … Read more

Construction Arbitration Podcast Series Episode 2: Experts

What are the key points to bear in mind when working with expert witnesses in construction arbitration proceedings? We are pleased to share the second episode in our Construction Arbitration podcast series, which discusses the engagement and use of experts and their roles in a construction arbitration. In this episode, we cover the types of … Read more

GAR GUIDE TO CONSTRUCTION ARBITRATION NOW AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD, INCLUDING CHAPTER ON “CONSTRUCTION ARBITRATION AND TURNKEY PROJECTS” BY HSF’S JAMES DOE, DAVID NITEK AND NOE MINAMIKATA

London-based Construction & Infrastructure Disputes Partners James Doe and David Nitek and Professional Support Lawyer Noe Minamikata have authored the chapter on ‘Construction Arbitration and Turnkey Projects’ in the third edition of Global Arbitration Review’s Guide to Construction Arbitration. The Guide to Construction Arbitration is an in-depth review of construction disputes internationally – from preparing … Read more