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Mat Parente
Mat Parente
Senior Associate — International Construction Disputes
Senior Associate — International Construction Disputes

Mat Parente

Mat Parente

20 Fenchurch Street
24th Floor
London EC3M 3BY
United Kingdom

Mat Parente

Experience Highlights

  • Representing a multi-national construction and engineering company challenging the award of a contract in the context of a large UK railway project in Technology and Construction Court proceedings

  • Defending contracting authorities in a contract award challenge relating to a major contract in the Information Technology sector

  • Advising a project owner in an interconnector project in the UK on dispute avoidance and the assessment, negotiation and resolution of claims from EPC contractors

  • Acting for the main contractor in successive adjudications concerning the early termination of a civil works subcontract and the additional costs incurred in completing the works

  • Representing a consortium in a dispute concerning the wrongful termination of the contract for the construction of a petrochemical plant in Brazil

  • Advising a DBOT contractor in a project for the construction of utilities (power and sewage disposal) for a steel tube manufacturing plant in relation to allegations of delays in delivery and design defects

  • Acting for a Brazilian shipyard in a dispute over claims and counterclaims (delays, defects, infringement of local content requirements) arising out of the construction of multiple tanker vessels

  • Advising a Brazilian shipyard in relation to time and cost claims in respect of the construction of offshore drilling rigs

  • Acting for a main contractor on extension of time claims related to service agreements for the maintenance of oil storage tanks


  • King’s College London, MSc, Construction Law and Dispute Resolution, 2018
  • Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, LL.M. International Law, 2016
  • Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, LL.B, 2013
  • England and Wales
  • Brazil
  • Portugal
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish