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Fenwick Elliott LLP

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Dubai, London

London: Dispute resolution

International arbitration
International arbitration - ranked: tier 6

Fenwick Elliott LLP

Fenwick Elliott LLP 'has an outstanding practice in the construction sector of the international arbitration market; and it has  a number of very shrewd tacticians as partners and a large team of hardworking and knowledgeable assistants'. Its construction law expertise also includes engineering and energy-related matters. Richard Smellie is 'an excellent strategic thinker and brilliant at managing large teams on big cases'; and Nicholas Gould is 'extremely good - he is very convincing during hearings at drilling down the issues to the core'. Other recommended advisers are Jeremy Glover and Karen Gidwani.

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Mediators - ranked: tier 4

Nicholas Gould - Fenwick Elliott LLP

Fenwick Elliott LLP's Nicholas Gould is a dual-qualified solicitor and chartered surveyor, and a specialist mediator in the construction sector;  he has acted as lead mediator in multi-party, high value mediations since 1997.

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)
Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP) - ranked: tier 4

Fenwick Elliott LLP

Clients describe Fenwick Elliott LLP as 'excellent on all fronts - outstanding response times and a thorough understanding of performance-based PFI give this firm a crucial advantage'. The 'knowledgeable, responsive, thorough and helpful' Simon Tolson heads the infrastructure practice which primarily focuses on disputes across the full project life cycle. A major construction company appointed a team led by Tony Francis as part of a joint venture to advise on the contracts with the operator and local authorities with regards to the construction of a tram network in England, and Richard Smellie represented an international state-owned hydro power, engineering and construction in ICC arbitration proceedings arising from a planned city development in the Middle East. Ted Lowery is 'an accomplished and diligent disputes lawyer' and another key contact alongside Nicholas Gould who specialises in construction disputes. The team recently expanded through the hire of three associates and the promotion to partner of Lyndon Smith .

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Power (including electricity and renewables)
Power (including electricity and renewables) - ranked: tier 3

Fenwick Elliott LLP

Fenwick Elliott LLP is a specialist construction firm and 'has an outstanding and well-deserved reputation in this field, especially for international solar, wind, nuclear and hydroelectricity projects'. In the offshore wind sector, Tony Francis and Karen Gidwani continue to provide strategic advice to contractors and OFTOs with regards to construction contracts and dispute resolution. Nicholas Gould recently assisted a public sector entity in a delay damages claim against a contractor instructed to refurbish a power plant in Eastern Europe. Clients especially praise 'fantastic strategic thinker and team manager' Richard Smellie and the 'relentlessly hardworking and clear-thinking' Thomas Young ; Lyndon Smith was promoted to the partnership and is currently representing a leading hydroelectric company in arbitration proceedings arising from the contested valuation of variation, delays and disruption costs pertaining to a major infrastructure development in the Middle East.

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London: Public sector

Education: institutions
Education: institutions - ranked: tier 5

Fenwick Elliott LLP

Fenwick Elliott LLP offers construction expertise to UK and overseas universities and other further education institutions. It advises on large-scale procurements, builds and refurbishments of campuses and student accommodation, as well as the construction of research facilities. Victoria Russell continues to advise University College London on all aspects of the design and construction of a new, state-of-the-art research facility valued at between £25m and £30m, including dealing with delays caused by the main contractor. David Bebb and Jatinder Garcha also advise on high-value procurements and construction in the higher education sector. Other clients include King's College London and the University of the Arts London.

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London: Real estate

Construction (contentious) - ranked: tier 1

Fenwick Elliott LLP

Contruction (non-contentious) - ranked: tier 3

Fenwick Elliott LLP

'An excellent specialist firm¬†with¬†real depth of expertise in the¬†field, both in UK litigation and international arbitration‚Äô,¬†the construction practice at Fenwick Elliott LLP¬†has been expanding, with three new associates and¬†four¬†promotions¬†in the past year. Simon Tolson¬† leads the contentious team. Richard Smellie¬†comes very highly recommended:¬†‚Äėsecond to none‚Äô, with ‚Äėhuge experience of international arbitration, and a sure touch with tribunals‚Äô. The ‚Äėhighly experienced¬†and¬†focused‚Äô Tony Francis¬†is¬†‚Äėalways to the point on the advice¬†given‚Äô,¬†regularly advising¬†on PFI disputes and large-scale civil and process engineering projects including rail,¬†road, water, waste to energy and wind farms.¬† Thomas Young¬†is¬†‚Äėindefatigable,¬†always on top of the detail, and a¬†shrewd thinker‚Äô, and Andrew Weston¬†brings¬†‚Äėa wealth of experience...and a sensible and commercial head‚Äô.¬†Jatinder Garcha¬†and David Bebb¬†lead on the non-contentious side. Garcha specialises in the renewable energy sector and the energy from¬†waste sector (PFI and non-PFI). Ted Lowery¬†is also recommended, recently advising on contractual ambiguities for a German contracting company specialising in the construction of alternative energy power plants. Associate Edward Colclough¬†is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Simon Tolson - Fenwick Elliott LLP

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