Construction is a dynamic process fraught with complex relationships, sophisticated contracts, financing, design, engineering, procurement, and supply. It’s a world of unavoidable risk, and no matter how civil the beginning, exposure to such risk all but ensures the need for compromise and the potential for dispute.
To effectively avoid claims and resolve disputes, construction lawyers must be skilled negotiators, draftsmen, communicators, administrators and advocates. This combination of skills is precisely why Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner provides unsurpassed value to its construction industry clients.
We work with many of our clients at an early stage, preventing problems on site escalating into formal proceedings. We provide practical advice, fight hard when necessary and maintain pressure on the opponents, whilst always looking to achieve the earliest possible resolution, often through proactive use of mediation and other forms of ADR.
We are extremely experienced at handling matters in a variety of dispute resolution forums, including those that are prevalent in the domestic markets in which we operate (for example mediation, statutory adjudication regimes, or litigation in national or specialist courts). In addition we advise on disputes relating to international projects across many sectors, including large-scale international arbitration across different jurisdictions and under institutional or ad hoc rules, wherever the seat.
The volume of repeat business from our extensive client list of major industry players (including public and private sector employers, contractors and major specialist suppliers) across a very wide range of sectors and our reputation in the field, is testament to the quality of service we provide.