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Mr Hamish Lal
Dr. Hamish Lal represents clients in a range of high-value, highly technical, international construction and engineering disputes and international arbitrations. He acts under many applicable laws (common law and civil codes) including UAE, Iraq, Nigeria, Kazakhstan/Uzbekistan, Denmark and English Law. Hamish has acted under the rules of the International Court of Arbitration, LCIA, DIAC, DIFC-LCIA, SCC and SIAC, as well as in contractual mediations, expert determinations, statutory adjudications and ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Rules. Hamish is frequently called on to address prospective and retrospective delay analysis, disruption, cumulative impact claims, FEED errors, non-conformance reports, design codes, pipeline weld defects, bad-weather windows, vessel-standby, unforeseen ground conditions, professional negligence, taking over/completion, liquidated damages, incentive payments, variations, bond calls and termination / determination under various forms of contract under FIDIC, CRINE/LOGIC and NEC3/4. Hamish is the Author, ‘Manual of Construction Agreements’ published by LexisNexis and General Editor of Construction Law Journal published by Sweet & Maxwell.
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Chair, The Society of Construction Law; Chair, The Adjudication Society; Chair, The Oriel Law Society; Advisory Board Member, The Centre for American and International Law.
Adjunct Professor – University College Dublin (UCD) Sutherland School of Law; Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).
Akin Gump LLP‘s London practice houses international arbitration specialists that consistently leverage the firm’s sector expertise in energy, technology and construction. Spearheading the firm’s worldwide international arbitration practice from London, Justin Williams acts in commercial and treaty disputes; Richard Hornshaw is a financial services disputes specialist; Hamish Lal‘s practice covers international disputes and arbitrations; and Kambiz Larizadeh has a broad commercial disputes practice. Counsel Jenny Arlington acts in disputes involving CIS, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia and the Middle East.
Akin Gump LLP offers advice on complex construction matters in the UK, as well as on large-scale international arbitration matters. Hamish Lal leads the team, and is well-regarded for his expertise in complex delay, disruption and cumulative impact claims. He typically acts for purchaser clients in high-value UK focused matters and is experienced in international construction and engineering disputes and arbitrations. Brendan Casey is an experienced litigator, and has expertise in the renewable and energy sector, which includes offshore wind projects.
Akin Gump LLP handles corporate M&A in the energy sector and fields a strong disputes practice which advises clients on large international litigation and arbitration. The team is led by Shaun Lascelles, Justin Williams and Simon Rootsey; Lascelles is recommended for cross-border M&A and private equity transactions; Rootsey is experienced in deals on the African continent; and Williams advises clients on complex international disputes. Hamish Lal is another name to note for disputes, particularly those relating to the construction sector. Julian Nichol left for Watson Farley & Williams LLP in August 2021.
- Leading individuals - London > Real estate > Construction: contentious
- Construction: contentious - London > Real estate
- Oil and gas - London > Projects, energy and natural resources
- International arbitration - London > Dispute resolution
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Finance > Corporate restructuring & insolvency
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Mining and minerals
- Investment fund formation and management > Hedge funds
- Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions - mid-market deals (up to £250m)
- Real estate > Construction: contentious
- Finance > Debt capital markets
- Corporate and commercial > EU and competition: trade, WTO anti-dumping and customs
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Oil and gas
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables)
- Investment fund formation and management > Private funds
- Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail
- Industry focus > Emerging markets
- Corporate and commercial > Financial services: contentious
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil
- Dispute resolution > International arbitration
- Finance > Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: premium
- Corporate and commercial > EU and competition
- Corporate and commercial > Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory
- Corporate and commercial > M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Infrastructure