Head of the firm’s International Construction group,
Nick is a Leading Individual in the Legal 500 UK 2020 Construction
rankings and is ranked in Band 1 for International Arbitration, Construction,
in Chambers 2020. He has been described by Chambers
UK as “one of the most important construction lawyers in the
world” and “a truly exceptional and very determined lawyer” who “you underestimate at your peril”. Nick
has also previously been described in Chambers as “widely regarded as a market
leader in international construction arbitration”, a “construction law
heavyweight”, and a “brilliant strategist”.
Nick has a wide range of experience, focusing on international arbitration and dispute resolution of construction and engineering disputes all over the world, as well as drafting construction contracts and procurement strategy development, and all aspects of construction
In recent years, Nick has increasingly advised clients regarding the engineering aspects of major energy projects, particularly offshore works and vessels. He is particularly well known for his lead role in a number
of high profile ICC arbitrations concerning major international construction projects.
Nick’s experience covers projects, international disputes, and arbitrations in the UK, Turkey, Singapore, Hong Kong, St. Lucia, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Jordan, India, Egypt, Algeria, Gambia, Angola, Venezuela, Chile, Dominican Republic, Panama, Qatar, UAE, Caspian Sea, and other
A leading authority on the FIDIC and LOGIC/CRINE forms of contract, and EPC and EPCM contracting, Nick advises regularly on highly complex disputes involving detailed technical construction and engineering issues (defective works, delay and cumulative impact claims, errors in FEED and
basic engineering, claims for loss and expense, disruption, force majeure, termination, etc.), related to many types of engineering and construction projects.
Nick has represented a wide variety of clients in very significant international arbitrations and numerous pieces of litigation in the Technology and Construction Court, as well as before high-profile Dispute Adjudication Boards and a substantial number of domestic adjudications.