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Fenwick Elliott LLP

ALDWYCH HOUSE, 71-91 ALDWYCH, LONDON, WC2B 4HN, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7421 1986
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Fax 020 7421 1987
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www.fenwickelliott.com
Dubai, London

London: Dispute resolution

International arbitration
International arbitration - ranked: tier 5

Fenwick Elliott LLP

Fenwick Elliott LLP 'covers the broad range of skill sets required in arbitration proceedings'. The practice is best known for its international arbitration work involving large-scale, high-value and high-profile international construction, infrastructure and energy projects. In 2018, it advised on arbitrations surrounding projects throughout the Middle East, as well as eastern and central Europe and South America. Richard Smellie, Nicholas Gould, Tony Francis, Simon Tolson and Jeremy Glover are experienced advisers; other key contacts are Thomas Young and Lyndon Smith.

Practice head(s):Simon Tolson; Tony Francis; Richard Smellie; Nicholas Gould

Other key lawyers:Jeremy Glover; Thomas Young; Lyndon Smith

Testimonials

'The firm's specialist lawyers are highly skilled, very knowledgeable and understand clients' needs'.

'Richard Smellie is an incredibly diligent and hardworking partner, who really takes charge of big cases'.

'Nicholas Gould is appreciated for his calmness in assessing other parties' strengths and weaknesses, and for developing the appropriate strategy at the right time'.

'Jeremy Glover is highly dedicated'.

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Mediators
Mediators - ranked: tier 4

Nicholas Gould - Fenwick Elliott LLP

Fenwick Elliott LLP's Nicholas Gould conducts multi-party, high-value mediations; he has particular expertise in construction and engineering mediations, and is experienced in matters involving the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

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

Fenwick Elliott LLP

Specialist construction firm Fenwick Elliott LLP has strong credentials for its work on energy projects and international arbitration relating to such matters. The firm's client roster includes entities at all levels of the construction supply chain, including employers, contractors, architects, institutional investors, governments and consultants in the UK and worldwide. Key partners include international arbitration specialist Richard Smellie, while the firm significantly boosted its ranks during 2018 with the addition of eight associates and senior associates.

Practice head(s):Simon Tolson; Tony Francis; Richard Smellie; Nicholas Gould

Testimonials

'Quick, hands-on, and practical advice. An excellent knowledge of construction law. Can handle all kinds of involvement from front row to back office. Excellent value for money.'

 

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London: Real estate

Construction: contentious
Construction: contentious - ranked: tier 1

Fenwick Elliott LLP

Specialist construction firm Fenwick Elliott LLP offers the full range of contentious and non-contentious services, advising on a broad range of contentious matters relating to hospitals, offices, power stations, transport and energy. The 'excellent' Simon Tolson who has an 'incredible understanding of the technical issues' co-leads the team and is recognised for his track record in the Technology and Construction Court. Fellow co-head Tony Francis is considered to be a 'great strategist, advising on PFI disputes and a variety of engineering projects. Francis and Karen Gidwani have a strong track record of work for offshore wind farm clients. Richard Smellie, who is 'unflappable and excellent with clients' and Nicholas Gould are also recommended.

Practice head(s):Simon Tolson; Tony Francis; Richard Smellie; Nicholas Gould

Other key lawyers:Karen Gidwani

Testimonials

'The team at Fenwick Elliott are both knowledgeable and experienced.'

'Real construction specialists. They really understand the industry and have a wide variety of clients.'

'Tony Francis is a top construction legal mind and has many years of experience. He is prepared to roll up his sleeves and take the lead.'

'Andrew Davies is a very capable construction lawyer who has assisted me and my clients on some complex and challenging matters.'

'Tony Francis is a great strategist, never hides from giving frank advice and is excellent at organising a team for major disputes.'

'Richard Smellie has experience of running huge cases, with large teams. Unflappable, excellent with clients, a very good strategist and very good at managing large teams of solicitors and barristers.'

'Simon Tolson is excellent - he has incredible understanding of technical issues and really gets into the detail.'

'Very experienced and committed specialist team with a keen eye on the commercial aspects of matters.'

'Fenwick Elliott has grown from being a boutique construction firm into a very substantial practice specializing in all aspects of construction and engineering litigation and arbitration. At its core remains real sector expertise, combined with huge experience within the partnership.'

Key Clients

Briggs and Forrester Engineering Services

McLaughlin & Harvey

Bilfinger Engineering & Technologies

Work highlights

  • Acting for Briggs in defending a claim brought by Galliford Try Building for £10.4m in relation to alleged delays caused to their main contract works at the Resorts World in Birmingham.
  • Representing McLaughlin & Harvey in litigation in the Court of Session in Edinburgh in relation to disputes arising on an office building project in Scotland.
Leading individuals

Simon Tolson - Fenwick Elliott LLP

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Contruction: non-contentious
Contruction: non-contentious - ranked: tier 3

Fenwick Elliott LLP

Specialist construction and energy firm Fenwick Elliott LLP fields a bench of partners handling non-contentious work, including Jatinder Garcha, who has a track record in waste to energy matters and renewables work, and David Bebb, who acts for contractors and developers. The firm represents clients at all levels of the supply chain including architects, employers, investors, governments and contractors, and is the primary legal service provider to King's College and UCL.

Practice head(s):Jatinder Garcha; David Bebb

Testimonials

'Ed Colclough is a capable construction lawyer who has assisted me and my clients on some complex and challenging matters.'

'David Bebb is always available; he is knowledgeable.'

'Fenwick Elliott have worked hard over the years and have not felt the need to work with another practice.'

'The Fenwick Elliott team are always on hand to offer expert advice.'

Key Clients

London Square Developments

Bilfinger Engineering & Technologies

Work highlights

  • Represented London Square Developments on the redevelopment of Holloway Prison to provide social and private housing.
  • Advising Bilfinger Engineering and Technologies on the design, supply and installation of pipework and the installation of free-issue equipment at Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.

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