The complexity, scale, and range of the construction and engineering matters that Vinson & Elkins handles is what distinguishes our dedicated Construction & Engineering team from other law firms. For example, in recent years, we have worked on the construction and engineering aspects of some of the world’s most dynamic and challenging high-profile projects, including the $5.25 billion Panama Canal expansion program, some of the world’s largest aluminum smelters and desalination plants, major off shore oil and gas developments, power and petrochemical plants, and rail projects. Our Construction lawyers include leading international arbitration practitioners, as well as EPC and FIDIC knowledge leaders. They are particularly well known and highly regarded for handling engineering disputes in relation to large on- and offshore energy projects.
Construction Industry Experience & Leadership
Our legal knowledge and experience are not limited to one side of the industry; rather, our lawyers have the broad perspectives and experience that come from advising all project participants. Our lawyers have represented project owners and developers, EPC and EPCM
contractors, architects and engineers, major equipment suppliers, insurers, and subcontractors and governments.
V&E has experience working on projects, including chemical, petrochemical, and other manufacturing and processing plants; onshore and offshore oil and gas facilities; FPSOs; refineries; desalination plants; pipelines; nuclear and fossil fuel plants; commercial projects; rail and marine
infrastructure; multi-unit and single residential projects; and municipal enterprises, such as convention centers and roads.
We advise on the construction aspects of the whole life cycle of major projects, from procurement strategy, tender processes, and contract drafting and negotiation, to roles as project counsel when design and construction works are being implemented. When disputes become unavoidable, our
lawyers have a truly outstanding track record of success, whether in international arbitration, litigation, before DABs and DRBs or in mediation and conciliation, and other forms of ADR.