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Nick Pinder, Partner

Nick Pinder



French: Basic; German: Basic

Practice areas

  • Construction and engineering
  • Energy and infrastructure

Practice notes

Nick is a partner in our construction and engineering practice, specialising in dispute resolution and contentious work.

Nick is based in our London office with a caseload covering both domestic work (including actions in the High Court) and international work (including international arbitration).

Nick's recent experience includes:

  • advising a UK listed property developer in High Court proceedings against its design team relating to defects in an iconic building. The dispute was successfully resolved through a mediation;
  • advising an energy sector client on disputes arising from its £400m thermal power project procured on the NEC3 form of contract;
  • acting for a large middle eastern bank in defending ongoing High Court proceedings commenced by a Nigerian company seeking to have an arbitral award set aside under section 68 of the Arbitration Act (serious procedural irregularity);
  • advising a European company in developing a multi-jurisdictional strategy to recover payments totalling €200m from Dutch/Turkish entities following the supply of power generation equipment;
  • representing a major Qatari telecommunications company in its successful defence of ICC arbitration proceedings seated in Paris which arose out of a telecoms project in Saudi Arabia;
  • acting for the defendant in successfully defending adjudication enforcement proceedings before the Technology and Construction Court;
  • acting for two separate Qatari oil companies in successfully resolving three disputes with supply chain entities relating to multi-billion dollar construction and engineering projects;
  • advising an oil major through its warranty procedure notification process following the catastrophic failure of a sub-sea sour gas pipeline during commissioning;
  • acting for an Irish company in respect of a dispute with a UAE company in relation to prolongation, delay and disruption on an oil and gas project in the UAE;
  • advising a Chinese state owned construction company seeking an injunction in the High Court in London to prevent a call on a bond;
  • advising a Qatari government oil and gas supply company in respect of the termination of a contract and stranding of assets following the outbreak of war in Yemen; and
  • advising a middle eastern oil and gas drilling company in relation to the collapse of an offshore platform during its warranty period following a punch through incident.

Nick has also lectured on the Construction Law and Arbitration Masters course at Leeds Metropolitan University.