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DLA Piper UK LLP

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Paul Giles

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Lit & Reg

Construction, Engineering and Infrastructure Disputes

Position

Partner

UK Head of Construction, Engineering and Infrastructure Disputes

Joint International Head of Construction, Engineering and Infrastructure Disputes

Paul has experience of all forms of conflict management and dispute resolution including mediation, DAB's, adjudication, arbitration and litigation. He has extensive experience of the many standard forms of contract used in the UK including JCT, ICE, MF/1, NEC, as well as FIDIC and EPC Contracts used on international Projects.

He has acted for leading UK and international companies including Shell, Sakhalin Energy, Eni, Alstom, General Electric, United Utilities Water Plc, BAM Group, Taylor Woodrow, Bouygues, Prysmian, Network Rail and Sellafield.

Career

Trained Hammonds 2000-2002; Partner - Hammonds 2007

DLA Piper 2015 (Partner)

Member

ICES

Education

University of Newcastle Upon Tyne


North West: Real estate

Construction

Within: Leading individuals

Paul Giles - DLA Piper UK LLP

Within: Construction

DLA Piper UK LLP is 'strong on contentious construction work' and is active across domestic and cross-border disputes. The energy, water, transport and social infrastructure sectors are key areas of focus. In Manchester, the 'brilliant' Paul Giles heads the contentious construction team which includes the 'very experienced' David Moss and Alison Fagan, who is 'exceptional' on PPP and PFI projects and disputes, as well as senior associates Anthony Willis and Robin Jack. On the non-contentious side, the team in Liverpool, which includes senior associate Jennifer Price-Thomas, acts on high-value, development work for developers, corporate occupiers and institutional funds. Elspeth Christie has joined Brabners LLP.

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