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Martino Giaquinto

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Mills & Reeve LLP

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Engineering and construction.


Martino has a wealth of experience in litigation, arbitration, adjudication, mediation, early neutral evaluation and expert determination of sizeable complex disputes covering issues such as contract formation and contract interpretation, delay, disruption and prolongation claims, loss and expense and compensation claims, defects claims, certification and payment issues, repudiation and determination, warranty, bonds and guarantees claims. He has acted for clients in some of the defining construction projects of the last decade (including Portcullis House and the Millennium Dome) and the current decade (including the M6 Toll Road and Wembley National Stadium). Martino’s dual qualification means that his practice covers the full range of advisory and drafting work before and after the commencement of proceedings and advocacy in the courts and tribunals concerning claims by or against employers, contractors, sub-contractors and related professionals (architects, engineers, surveyors and project managers). Martino has both domestic and international dispute resolution experience and has acted for clients in hundreds of adjudications (including the seminal Macob v Morrison Construction case) since the introduction of the Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act 1996.


Trained Keating Chambers; called to the Bar 1996; admitted to the Roll 1999; admitted as a solicitor-advocate (Civil) 2000; barrister Keating Chambers 1996-97; barrister Wragge & Co LLP 1997-2001; associate Wragge & Co LLP 2001-05; associate Mills & Reeve LLP 2005-08; partner Mills & Reeve LLP 2008 to present. He has had numerous construction law articles published and regularly provides seminars and lectures to the wider construction industry. He holds a first class honours degree, is a double scholar of Lincoln’s Inn and was best advocate of his year.


Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Technology and Construction Solicitors Association; Society of Construction Law; Society of Higher Court Advocates; Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn; the Technology and Construction Court Users’ Committee.

West Midlands: Real estate


Within: Leading individuals

Martino Giaquinto - Mills & Reeve LLP

Within: Construction

Mills & Reeve LLP is a ‘professional and personable firm that provides high-class advice and support’.  Stuart Pemble  handles non-contentious work, including the 55-91 Knightsbridge project for Cheval Group and advising Blackswan Development on a new project in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. Pemble also has a following among education clients – he advised Eltham College on drafting construction contracts for a new building, and the Southern Universities Construction Consultancy Affinity Group on a new framework agreement. Litigator Martino Giaquinto, who is dual-qualified as a barrister, is ‘an extremely smart and sharp man’ who ‘always provides sound advice relative to the needs of the client, and is also a very impressive advocate’ – he handles disputes regarding residential, hotel, infrastructure and energy projects, as well as more unusual structures. Associate Patrick Wisheu Patrick Wisheu ‘has an amazing ability to delve into the most technical aspects of complex disputes’.

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