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Simon is Head of Eversheds Global Construction and Engineering Group. He deals with all construction contractual issues and is praised by 'The Legal 500' and 'Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession' for his strong reputation. He is responsible for managing the construction services provided to property and development clients, whether public or private sector, across Eversheds.

Simon advises on a full range of procurement options in particular on JCT, ICE, ECC, FIDIC and bespoke contract conditions for a wide range of projects acting for employers, contractors and members of the professional team. He has particular experience of major projects procured under the private finance initiative and regeneration projects. He and his team are therefore well used to meeting the challenge of complex ventures involving a range of legal disciplines and a multiplicity of interested parties.

Whilst his emphasis is on sound contractual structures supported by a partnering ethos, Simon is also able to assist in the identification and resolution of construction disputes. He has wide experience of technology and construction court matters, arbitrations and adjudications. He is also a strong advocate of alternative dispute resolution procedures such as mediation and early expert evaluation.

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London > Real estate > Construction: contentious

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP‘s contentious team advise across a range of key sectors, including infrastructure, real estate, energy and transport. It also has a significant construction international arbitration practice, notably in the Middle East, France and the US. Jonathan Douglas heads the UK team, acting primarily for purchasers, whilst Simon Oats heads the global team. Jessica Neuberger has developed an increased focus on the energy and renewables sectors, alongside her ongoing PFI/PPP disputes work. Nick Pinder specialises in international disputes in the energy sector.

London > Real estate > Construction: non-contentious

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP offers broad expertise across a variety of key types of construction work, including infrastructure, real estate, energy and transport. It is also active on construction investment and development finance matters, advising funders and lenders. The practice also continues to advise global tech firms on data centre procurement and commercial property fit-outs. The team is co-led by Jonathan Douglas, who leads the UK practice from London, and Simon Oats, who leads the global construction and engineering group.