Transactional Construction

We help our clients with their most important projects focusing on key requirements, cutting through complexity and advising with absolute clarity. Providing strategic advice, innovative solutions and high quality drafting, our market-leading, specialist construction and engineering team can help you with the full spectrum of legal services on all aspects of your project from procurement to completion, across multiple industries, sectors and jurisdictions.  One of our chief aims is to support our clients without unnecessarily increasing cost for reducing risk and to add value through a commercial approach allied to an understanding of the practical issues which may arise. We regularly handle high profile, large scale and complex projects around the globe earning us the in-depth experience and market knowledge that we bring to our clients.

Construction & Infrastructure Disputes

Herbert Smith Freehills has one of the world’s leading construction and infrastructure practices. Our global reach and many years of international experience enable us to provide first class legal advice and support to our clients, wherever their projects are based. We act for a wide range of clients, including multinational corporations, international and domestic developers, contractors and subcontractors, governments and state-owned entities – as well as construction professionals such as consulting engineers, architects and others – and we advise on all types of construction claims and in particular contract disputes. Our team’s long standing experience and industry knowledge enables them to provide commercially astute advice that leads to the optimum outcome for our clients. Our construction and engineering disputes experience is recognised by the leading directories.


Africa

Jonathan Ripley-Evans
Jonathan Ripley-Evans
Director, Dispute Resolution
+27 10 500 2690

Americas

Christian Leathley
Christian Leathley
Partner, US Head of International Arbitration
+1 917 542 7812
Juan-Jose Zentner
Juan-Jose Zentner
Partner, Projects
+1 917 542 7808

Asia

Kuala Lumpur

Peter Godwin
Peter Godwin
Regional Head of Practice - Dispute Resolution, Asia and Managing Partner, Kuala Lumpur
+60 3 2777 5104

Tokyo

Craig Shepherd
Craig Shepherd
Partner, Global Head of Contentious Construction & Infrastructure
+81 3 5412 5456

Seoul

Mike McClure
Mike McClure
Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution (Seoul)
+82 2 6321 5701

Singapore

Alastair Henderson
Alastair Henderson
Managing Partner, Southeast Asia
+65 68688058

Shanghai / Beijing

Hew Kian Heong
Hew Kian Heong
Partner, Shanghai / Beijing
+86 21 2322 2150
Michelle Li
Michelle Li
Partner, Shanghai
+852 21014007
Ellen Zhang
Ellen Zhang
Partner, Beijing
+86 10 653 55030

Hong Kong

Danila Logofet
Danila Logofet
Partner, Corporate
+852 210 1426

Australia

Sydney

Toby Anderson
Toby Anderson
Partner, Head of Finance, Real Estate & Projects, Australia/Asia
+61 2 9225 5684
Andrew Griffiths
Andrew Griffiths
Partner, Finance, Real Estate & Projects
+61 2 9225 5362
Kristen Percy
Kristen Percy
Partner, Finance, Real Estate & Projects
+61 2 9322 4667

Melbourne

Geoffrey Hansen
Geoffrey Hansen
Partner, Construction Disputes
+61 3 9288 1892
Richard Wilkinson
Richard Wilkinson
Partner, Finance, Real Estate & Projects
+61 3 9288 1478
Jim Theodore
Jim Theodore
Partner, Finance, Real Estate & Projects
+61 3 9288 1420
Alison Dodd
Alison Dodd
Partner, Finance, Real Estate & Projects
+61 3 9288 1870

Brisbane

Clare Smethurst
Clare Smethurst
Partner, Construction Disputes
+61 7 3258 6623

Perth

Dan Dragovic
Dan Dragovic
Partner, Construction Disputes
+61 8 9211 7600
Ante Golem
Ante Golem
Partner, Construction Disputes
+61 8 9211 7542
Daniel Zador
Daniel Zador
Partner, Finance, Real Estate & Projects
+61 8 9211 7684

Europe

London

James Doe
James Doe
Partner, UK Head of Construction & Infrastructure Disputes
+44 20 7466 2583
David Nitek
David Nitek
Partner, Construction & Infrastructure Disputes
+44 20 7466 2453
Emma Schaafsma
Emma Schaafsma
Partner, Construction & Infrastructure Disputes
+44 20 7466 2597
Noe Minamikata
Noe Minamikata
Professional Support Lawyer, Construction & Infrastructure Disputes
+44 20 7466 2838
Nicholas Downing
Nicholas Downing
Partner, Head of Construction & Engineering
+44 20 7466 2741
Tim Healey
Tim Healey
Partner, Construction & Engineering
+44 20 7466 2356
Susannah Davis
Susannah Davis
Professional Support Lawyer, Construction & Engineering
+44 20 7466 2843

Dusseldorf

Thomas Weimann
Thomas Weimann
Partner, Dispute Resolution
+49 211 975 59131

Madrid

Eduardo Soler-Tappa
Eduardo Soler-Tappa
Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution
+34 91 423 4000
David Arias
David Arias
Partner, Dispute Resolution
+34 91 423 4003

Paris

Thierry Tomasi
Thierry Tomasi
Partner, Disputes
+33 1 53 57 70 92
Christophe Lefort
Christophe Lefort
Partner, Corporate, Projects
+33 1 53 57 74 00

Middle East

Dubai

Nick Oury
Nick Oury
Partner, Contentious Construction & Infrastructure
+971 4 428 6385
Anthony Ellis
Anthony Ellis
Partner, Projects
+971 4 428 6365