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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
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Work Department

Construction & Infrastructure, Engineering & Projects, Real Estate


Rupa has extensive experience of both contentious and non-contentious areas of construction law. She has advised on the drafting and negotiation of building contracts and consultants’ appointments and now specialises in dispute resolution, acting regularly for developers, consultants, sub-contractors and consultants in various forms of dispute resolution including mediation, adjudication and litigation.

Rupa’s recent clients have included RBS, P&O, The Greater London Authority, The Goldsmiths’ Company, Dover Harbour Board, Dorchester Collection, Derwent London Plc, Permasteelisa and Bouygues.

Rupa has been ranked in The Legal 500 2017 ‘Next Generation Lawyers’ category for Construction: contentious and non-contentious.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Construction: contentious

(Next Generation Partners)

Rupa LakhaCharles Russell Speechlys LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP offers the full range of contentious services relating to construction and engineering projects, acting for clients including employers, contractors, specialists and consultants. It also has an international disputes offering, especially involving African and Middle Eastern projects. Steven Carey leads the team, advising on a wide range of domestic and international construction matters. Kevin Forsyth focuses on the renewable energy sector, as well as international arbitration work. Rupa Lakha specialises in dispute resolution and avoidance, whilst Michael O’Connor takes the lead on fire safety and Building Safety Bill related work.

London > Industry focus > Emerging markets

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP provides ‘very responsive and thoroughly detailed advice‘ on matters in the real estate, financial services, infrastructure, agribusiness, retail, energy and telecommunications sectors in a range of emerging markets. Clients note that the firm has ‘a long history of working with issues that impact governments, has multi-jurisdictional reach and is able to draw on an excellent pool of barristers‘. Africa lead partner Adrian Mayer, Caribbean lead partner Hamish Perry, India lead partner Rupa Lakha and principal Latin America partner Robert Reymond are the key practitioners. Mayer acted for specialist impact investor AgDevCo in its $70m equity funding from the CDC Group and Norfund, which will allow it to grow its investment activities in agriculture across sub-Saharan Africa.