Contractors on high alert after cyber attack on Bouygues Construction

On 30 January 2020, the French construction company, Bouygues Construction, was hit by a ransomware-type attack on their computer network. In this blog post, Emma Schaafsma (Partner, Dispute Resolution), Andrew Moir (Partner, Dispute Resolution) and Elena Hogg (Associate, Dispute Resolution) discuss the considerations involved in dealing with ransomware attacks, and the ever increasing exposure of the construction industry to such targeted cyber attacks. Read more

Construction Law Masters Podcast Series: Episode 1

We are pleased to share the first episode in our Construction Law Masters podcast series in which we welcome distinguished guests from the construction industry to discuss their unique experiences and views of various aspects of construction law and practice. The first episode in this series features Sir Rupert Jackson, a barrister, former Lord Justice of Appeal and now international arbitrator, who speaks to Partner and UK Head of Herbert Smith Freehills' Construction & Infrastructure Disputes Practice, James Doe and Senior Associate Emily Blanshard. Read more

Who’s Who Legal highlight Partner David Nitek in their latest thought leaders guide

London-based Construction & Infrastructure Disputes Partner David Nitek has been profiled as a thought leader in Who’s Who Legal’s latest Thought Leaders: Construction guide. The guide brings together the world’s foremost practitioners in the sector, giving access to their insight and expertise. Described as an ‘excellent disputes lawyer’ with a ‘keen mind for complicated technical … 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