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Construction and infrastructure disputes

Eversheds Sutherland’s handles some of the largest and most complex construction, engineering and infrastructure disputes in jurisdictions around the world. Our international expansion, continuous innovation and investment in people over the past decade means that we are frequently called in to handle threats and disputes of the highest strategic importance for a wide range of organizations in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. Wherever you do business, our lawyers are here to provide effective advice tailored to your needs.

Experienced construction and infrastructure disputes lawyers

Eversheds Sutherland’s construction and infrastructure disputes practices are experienced in construction contract drafting and negotiations. Our lawyers also have a keen understanding of risk and risk allocation. During contract execution, we counsel clients regarding performance, cost and financial issues, contract changes and delays, claims management, potential defaults, insurance matters and many other issues.

Should a dispute arise, we will protect your interests in negotiations, litigation, arbitration, mediation, adjudication and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. When a construction or infrastructure project runs into problems, we understand that you need focused and proactive legal counsel of the very highest quality. We provide essential support to your business when it needs it most. When necessary, our global network of lawyers is also on hand to fight for your interests across a wide range of jurisdictions.

Owing to the wide variety of construction, infrastructure and engineering projects we have handled, our practices also include process safety litigation, occupational health and safety litigation and industrial and construction workplace incident responses.

Our experience includes:

  • advising on the largest civil engineering dispute in Ireland, involving a number of parties and complex engineering and insurance issues. The dispute related to the design and construction of one of the most significant highways projects in Ireland. Issues include delay, allegations of defective drainage, piling design and payment
  • representing a major developer in a multi-million-pound dispute regarding the design and construction of one of the most iconic buildings in the UK
  • acting for a European engineering company in a dispute over the construction of the world’s largest man-made structure, designed to cover a destroyed reactor building
  • representing the US subsidiary of a Spanish conglomerate dedicated to the development and management of infrastructure and renewable energy in a dispute with a construction company (also a subsidiary of a Spanish company) in an ICDR proceeding arising out of the construction of the East Side Access tunnel project in Manhattan. The dispute was settled successfully before hearing
  • representing the subsidiary of one of the world’s leading industrial and systems manufacturers in a dispute with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The dispute concerned electrical work for a critical water filtration plant responsible for more than 10% of the city’s water supply, all under the largest single construction contract in city history
  • representing the above client in three separate disputes with the DEP in connection to electrical work performed at waste water treatment facilities servicing the city
  • defending a major highway contractor in connection to EPA allegations of Clean Water Act violations related to the disposal of construction project material

Our dedicated and experienced construction and infrastructure disputes team can help you to resolve the most complex, high-value mechanical, electrical and instrumentation projects in the world.

Contact our construction and infrastructure disputes team

If you would like any further information or need advice on construction and infrastructure disputes, please contact our legal team.

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