Rachael Aaron > Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP > Cardiff, Wales > Lawyer Profile

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
1 CALLAGHAN SQUARE
CARDIFF
CF10 5BT
Wales

Work Department

Rachael is an associate within the construction group with over 17 years' experience of advising in relation to both domestic and international construction projects. Rachael's experience extends to both advising on the transactional phase of construction projects and also acting in relation to disputes which may arise on such projects. Rachael's work concentrates on major engineering projects, with a particular focus on projects within the renewable energy sector. Examples of Rachael's recent experience include: advising an investor on the acquisition of several solar farm portfolios, totalling approximately 390MW; advising an investor in relation to the acquisition of an over £90 million portfolio of more than 30 wind farms; advising a contractor in relation to the negotiation of construction contracts for a major offshore wind farm with a value in excess of £100 million; advising a transport infrastructure provider in relation to a series of disputes on a number of construction contracts with a value in excess of £100 million and in relation to the wider business implications; acting on behalf of a pharmaceutical employer in an expert determination and in relation to a multi million pound final account dispute; and acting on behalf of both employers and contractors regarding defects claims and calls on associated bonds in relation to a number of solar farms, with a potential combined value in excess of £50 million. Rachael has previously been a visiting lecturer on the MSc Construction Law and Arbitration course at Leeds Metropolitan University.

Position

Principal Associate

Lawyer Rankings

Wales > Real estate > Construction

Acting on its own, as well as frequently alongside other offices within the firm, Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP‘s 11-strong Cardiff team provides ‘very strong commercial advice‘ to a private sector-focused client base across the spectrum of contentious and non-contentious mandates throughout the UK. The team benefits from ‘in-depth industry knowledge’ across energy, transport and infrastructure and frequently has a leading role on construction and engineering projects within these sectors. Team head Alison Short  is noted for her ‘proactive’ approach to working on nuclear, water and transport projects and although she is primarily engaged in transactional work, she is also, according to one client, ‘unafraid to tell us what will and won’t work in dispute resolution’.  The team is also increasingly active in relation to built environment matters for a mix of lenders and developers. Senior associate Rachael Aaron  takes the lead on many of the team’s contentious mandates, including on several complex multi-million pound adjudications.