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Michael Regan

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Construction and Engineering


Michael Regan is recognised as one of the world's leading construction and engineering lawyers and is head of the Construction & Engineering Group in London. Michael has advised clients in relation to claims arising out of the construction of power stations, bridges, dams, process plant, refineries, buildings, roads, mining projects and infrastructure projects in many different countries and in every continent, and has conducted international arbitrations subject to the rules of all the major arbitral institutions including the LCIA, the ICC and ICSID. He has many years experience of conducting complicated technical disputes arising out of construction and engineering projects, including claims involving defects in design and workmanship, programming, delays and quantum. Michael also advises clients on risk allocation, and procurement strategies, and has extensive experience of all the major forms of construction and engineering contracts, particularly FIDIC . Michael joined Mayer Brown in 1978 and became a partner in 1985. He is also a solicitor-advocate with rights of audience in all the English higher courts.


University of Oxford, Pembroke College 1977

London: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Leading individuals

Michael Regan - Mayer Brown International LLP

Within: Professional negligence

Mayer Brown International LLP¬†defends sensitive and high-profile professional negligence claims, often with an international element, for clients such as QBE, Kier, Beazley, AIG and Knight Frank. Jim Oulton¬†is defending two BDO partners against allegations of negligence and dishonesty made in relation to the administration and sale of a hotel, and is defending HW Fisher & Company against allegations of negligence and breach of fiduciary duty, among others. Tom Duncan, who regularly handles construction-related professional indemnity claims, continues to advise Costain and its insurers on a number of issues which have arisen at three microbiological treatment plants and four IVC plants in Manchester, which are part of a ¬£4bn waste-to-energy project; he is also advising Costain and its insurers on a case relating to paving at the Port of Felixstowe. The¬†‚Äėunflappable and very commercial‚Äô¬†William Glassey¬†is a ‚Äėrare mix of technical legal knowledge, gravitas and practicality‚Äô; he¬†heads the department with Michael Regan, who is noted for construction and engineering disputes alongside the ‚Äėbrilliant‚Äô Sally Davies. Sean Connolly¬†handles disputes involving a range of accountancy, legal, investment banking, property management and design consultancy professionals, chartered surveyors, and insurance and reinsurance brokers;¬†Jonathan Stone¬†is active in construction and engineering disputes; and¬†Matthew Williams, James Morris, and Hannah Cartwright¬†are key senior associates. Lindsay McQuillian left the firm for an in-house role and Ingrid Hobbs¬†joined Kennedys¬†in 2018.

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

Within: Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

Mayer Brown International LLP 's Tamsin Travers  was recently promoted to partner and was part of a team led by Tom Duncan to advise SSE and its joint venture partners as developers of the Beatrice offshore wind farm project on ICC arbitration proceedings arising from a subsea services EPC contract. A major construction company engaged Jonathan Stone to oversee the design and construction of a new terminal at a major UK port to accommodate a new international fleet, and practice Michael Regan represented a construction company in a series of disputes including the recovery of costs related to damages to a car park which the client designed and constructed. Clients can rely on Robert Flanigan for capital markets mandates and Chris Fellowes handles transactional construction matters such as tenders and procurement contracts.

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London: Real estate


Within: Leading individuals

Michael Regan - Mayer Brown International LLP

Within: Construction

Mayer Brown International LLP¬†has ‚Äėdeep knowledge of international construction law and FIDIC Contracts, and a lot of experience with international contracts and dispute resolution.‚Äô Michael Regan¬†heads the contentious team, and Chris Fellowes¬†heads the non-contentious team. Sally Davies¬†is ‚Äėexceptionally good both from a legal and practical perspective‚Äô and jointly leads the construction and engineering professional indemnity team. Jonathan Hosie‚Äôs¬†‚Äėexpertise rivals anyone within the industry‚Äô, and Kwadwo Sarkodie¬†is ‚Äėa machine: his work ethic is second to none.‚Äô Hosie and Fellowes lead on all of Wates' main contract dispute work.¬†Tom Duncan continues to advise¬†Costain¬†and its insurers on a number of issues which have arisen at 3 microbiological treatment plants and 4 IVC plants in Manchester; and acts as claims and advisory¬†counsel¬†to a joint venture of SSE, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and SDIC Power as the developer of a ¬£2.6bn offshore wind farm in the Moray Firth. Raid Abu-Manneh¬†is ‚Äėa brilliant attorney‚Äô, particularly for international arbitration, and senior associate James Morris¬†is ‚Äėvery strong and exceedingly organised.‚Äô Other clients include QBE, Zurich, SSE,¬†Galliford¬†Try, Kier,¬†Costain, Panama Canal Authority, Hyundai Corporation, British Land, and Randgold Resources.

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