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
Partner, Head of South African Disputes Practice
+27 10 500 2690

 

Americas

Christian Leathley
Christian Leathley
Partner, Head of the Latin America Group, UK Head of International Arbitration
+1 917 542 7812

Asia

Kuala Lumpur

Craig Shepherd
Craig Shepherd
Partner, Head of Construction & Infrastructure Disputes Hub, Kuala Lumpur
+60 3 2777 5151
Peter Godwin
Peter Godwin
Partner, Managing Partner, Kuala Lumpur
+60 3 2777 5104

Seoul

Mike McClure
Mike McClure
Partner, Head of Seoul
+82 2 6321 5701
Dana (Da Won) Kim
Dana (Da Won) Kim
Partner
+82 2 6321 5702

Singapore

Alastair Henderson
Alastair Henderson
Partner, Managing Partner, Southeast Asia
+65 6868 8058
Daniel Waldek
Daniel Waldek
Partner
+65 6868 8068
Glynn Cooper
Glynn Cooper
Partner, Head of Energy and Infrastructure Practice, Southeast Asia
+65 6868 9824
Adrian Wong
Adrian Wong
Director, Head of Projects for Herbert Smith Freehills Prolegis Formal Law Alliance
+65 6812 1355
Gitta Satryani
Gitta Satryani
Partner
+65 6868 8067

Shanghai / Beijing

Hew Kian Heong
Hew Kian Heong
Partner, Head of Construction & Infrastructure Disputes, Kewei
+86 21 2322 2150
Michelle Li
Michelle Li
Partner
+86 21 2322 2162

Bangkok

Warathorn Wongsawangsiri
Warathorn Wongsawangsiri
Partner
+66 2 857 3888

Australia

Sydney

Toby Anderson
Toby Anderson
Regional Head of Practice - Projects, Asia-Pacific
+61 2 9225 5684
Andrew Griffiths
Andrew Griffiths
Partner
+61 2 9225 5362
Kristen Percy
Kristen Percy
Partner
+61 2 9322 4667
Daniel Ficyk
Daniel Ficyk
Partner
+61 2 9322 4841
David Templeman
David Templeman
Consultant
+61 2 9225 5030

Melbourne

Geoffrey Hansen
Geoffrey Hansen
Partner, Head of Australian Construction & Infrastructure Disputes Group
+61 3 9288 1892
Jim Theodore
Jim Theodore
Partner
+61 3 9288 1420
Alison Dodd
Alison Dodd
Partner
+61 3 9288 1870
Anthony Ellis
Anthony Ellis
Partner
+61 3 9288 1410
Chad Catterwell
Chad Catterwell
Partner
+61 3 9288 1498

Brisbane

Clare Smethurst
Clare Smethurst
Partner
+61 7 3258 6623
Peter G Butler
Peter G Butler
Partner
+61 7 3258 6521
Elizabeth Poulos
Elizabeth Poulos
Partner
+61 7 3258 6575

Perth

Dan Dragovic
Dan Dragovic
Partner
+61 8 9211 7600
Ante Golem
Ante Golem
Partner, Section Head of Perth Disputes Team
+61 8 9211 7542
Daniel Zador
Daniel Zador
Partner
+61 8 9211 7684

Europe

London

James Doe
James Doe
Partner, Joint Global Head of Construction Disputes
+44 20 7466 2583
David Nitek
David Nitek
Partner
+44 20 7466 2453
Nicholas Downing
Nicholas Downing
Partner
+44 20 7466 2741
Tim Healey
Tim Healey
Head of Non-Contentious Construction and Engineering Practice, Europe, Co-Head of Global Construction and Engineering Practice
+44 20 7466 2356
Aggie Goss
Aggie Goss
Of Counsel
+44 20 7466 3404
Noe Minamikata
Noe Minamikata
Professional Support Lawyer, Construction & Infrastructure Disputes
+44 20 7466 2838
Becky Johnson
Becky Johnson
Professional Support Lawyer, Construction & Engineering
+44 20 7466 3016

Madrid

Eduardo Soler-Tappa
Eduardo Soler-Tappa
Partner, Head of Litigation and Arbitration Practice, Madrid
+34 91 423 4000
Paulino Fajardo
Paulino Fajardo
Partner, Regional Head of Disputes EMEA
+34 91 423 4110
Álvaro Gross
Álvaro Gross
Of Counsel
+34 91 423 4216

Paris

Laurence Franc-Menget
Laurence Franc-Menget
Partner
+33 1 53 57 73 70
Thierry Tomasi
Thierry Tomasi
Partner
+33 1 53 57 70 92
Clément Dupoirier
Clément Dupoirier
Partner, Head of Disputes Practice, Paris
+33 1 53 57 78 53
Christophe Lefort
Christophe Lefort
Partner
+33 1 53 57 74 00
Anne Petitjean
Anne Petitjean
Partner
+33 1 53 57 13 55
Thomas Herman
Thomas Herman
Of Counsel
+33 1 53 57 72 41

Dusseldorf

Catrice Gayer
Catrice Gayer
Of Counsel
+49 211 69 2222 82513
Thomas Kessler
Thomas Kessler
Partner
+49 69 2222 82451

Middle East

Dubai

Nick Oury
Nick Oury
Partner, Head of Middle East Construction Disputes
+971 4 428 6385
Sean Whitham
Sean Whitham
Of Counsel
+971 4 428 6312
Danila Logofet
Danila Logofet
Partner
+971 4 428 6301
Phil Hanson
Phil Hanson
Partner
+971 4 428 6393