Construction

What We Do

Contentious

On the disputes side, our services include:

  • Dispute resolution (including litigation, arbitration, mediation, adjudication and other alternative dispute resolution mechanisms) – Construction disputes resolution is a particular strength of our team, and some common construction disputes that our team advise clients on include:
    (i) Variations
    (ii) Payment issues
    (iii) Delay, disruption, and acceleration
    (iv) Defective work / design
    (v) Unforeseeable ground conditions
  • Negotiations and dispute avoidance
  • Construction health and safety industrial summonses

Non-Contentious

On the drafting and advisory side, our services include:

  • Drafting, reviewing, negotiating and advising on all kinds of construction contract documents
  • Advising on tender procedures, project procurement and feasibility
  • Identifying and advising on suitable allocation of risks and project management
  • Advising on contract administration
  • Project delivery support and advice
  • Claims preparation and analysis (including extension of time, liquidated damages, disruption, acceleration, defects, variations and payments etc.)
  • Joint ventures (including establishment, preparation and advising on framework and joint venture agreements)

Notable

  • Represented a joint venture of a large Chinese stated-owned enterprise and a large Hong Kong main contractor in an arbitration against its sub-contractor in relation to outstanding payment, delay and prolongation in a large-scale bypass construction project.
  • Represented a reputable international specialist contractor in disputes with the employer and a sub-contractor in relation to the M+ Museum construction project for the West Kowloon Cultural District.
  • Advised a large Chinese state-owned enterprise on its proposed investment and tender, through a Hong Kong subsidiary, in several underground railway construction projects in Northern America.
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