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Our members have extensive experience in disputes arising from substantial construction, infrastructure, and development projects, acting across the board for developers, contractors, and sub-contractors, including in disputes involving state entities and joint ventures. These disputes are very complex, involving multiple technical (delay, disruption, etc) and quantum experts.
The team has considerable experience in matters concerning professional negligence, insolvency, health and safety, joint venture and shareholder disputes affecting development, pre-action negotiations, delay, disruption, aborted projects, failed infrastructure, defective design, frustration, force majeure, variations, extensions of time and prolongation claims, purchase price, workmanship, defective works, and claims involving liquidated damages.
Team members often act in substantial disputes and projects within the energy sector for oil & gas and mining companies, including pipelines and energy plants. These often arise from investment contracts, joint ventures, tripartite, sale and purchase and oil exploration agreements, performance guarantees, royalties and pricing, guarantees for offtake contracts for natural gas, issues of international jurisdiction and state immunity, assignment clauses, breach, sanctions, fraud, and BIT proceedings.
Chambers work spans litigation, arbitration, adjudication, and mediation, often including public international law and international trade issues. We regularly work with international clients in the UK and throughout Europe, Middle-East, Asia-Pacific, the US, Latin America and the Caribbean under ICSID, PCA, LCIA, ICC, DIFC-LCIA, HKIAC, SIAC, DIAC, ADCCAC, LMAA, UNCITRAL, AAA-ICDR, CAS and ad hoc rules.
As well as our members familiarity with the major institutional arbitral rules, we have experience with standard form JCT, FIDIC, and NEC3 contracts, as well as bespoke agreements, turnkey agreements and claims brought under BIT agreements.
OTC has offices in London and Dubai, and members based in London, Dubai, KSA, Hong Kong, New York, Australia, New Zealand, Russia and India, allowing our clients easy access to those handling their disputes across Europe, Middle-East, Asia-Pacific and the US.