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Mayer Brown International LLP

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Jonathan Hosie

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Mayer Brown

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Construction and Engineering


Jonathan Hosie is a partner in the Construction and Engineering Practice, who focuses on the management of risks under construction and engineering contracts. He provides clients with both front-end procurement and drafting advice on project documentation as well as dispute management representation, involving such diverse projects as power stations, petrochemical plants and process engineering, mining concessions, tunnels, transportation systems (road, rail and water), large utility contracts (in the water, energy and telecommunications sectors), city centre office developments, hospitals, schools and mixed use developments. As part of his commitment to the industry, he served on the Council of the Society of Construction Law for more than 10 years and has chaired a number of industry working groups, including within the Design Build Foundation (now Constructing Excellence) and for the Joint Contracts Tribunal on the development of a multi-disciplinary form of appointment. Jonathan has extensive international experience, having worked on projects in Africa, Central and South America, Russia, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, India and the Far East. In these matters he has undertaken both front-end procurement and contract drafting work as well as resolving claims through arbitration.


University of London, King's College 1993 MSc; University of Wales, Cardiff 1981 LLB Hons

London: Real estate


Within: Construction

Mayer Brown International LLP has ‘deep knowledge of international construction law and FIDIC Contracts, and a lot of experience with international contracts and dispute resolution.Michael Regan heads the contentious team, and Chris Fellowes heads the non-contentious team. Sally Davies is ‘exceptionally good both from a legal and practical perspective’ and jointly leads the construction and engineering professional indemnity team. Jonathan Hosie’s ‘expertise rivals anyone within the industry’, and Kwadwo Sarkodie is ‘a machine: his work ethic is second to none.’ Hosie and Fellowes lead on all of Wates' main contract dispute work. Tom Duncan continues to advise Costain and its insurers on a number of issues which have arisen at 3 microbiological treatment plants and 4 IVC plants in Manchester; and acts as claims and advisory counsel to a joint venture of SSE, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and SDIC Power as the developer of a £2.6bn offshore wind farm in the Moray Firth. Raid Abu-Manneh is ‘a brilliant attorney’, particularly for international arbitration, and senior associate James Morris is ‘very strong and exceedingly organised.’ Other clients include QBE, Zurich, SSE, Galliford Try, Kier, Costain, Panama Canal Authority, Hyundai Corporation, British Land, and Randgold Resources.

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