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Matatias (Mat) is a senior associate in our London office and a member of the International Construction Disputes group.
Mat has advised clients throughout the lifespan of large-scale infrastructure and engineering projects across the globe. He has helped clients navigate through all aspects of the delivery of projects, from the drafting and negotiation of contracts, to contract administration, claims management, and the avoidance and resolution of disputes.
As part of the International Construction Disputes team his practice is focused on assisting clients to avoid or resolve complex disputes whichever the dispute resolution mechanism. Mat has represented clients in construction arbitration and litigation (in Brazil and in England), as well as adjudication, negotiation and mediation.
He has advised and acted for employers, main contractors, consultants and sub-contractors in projects in Europe, South America and Africa across industries such as oil and gas, refinery and petrochemical projects, mining, energy (including renewables) and shipbuilding.
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