Project support

Masterminding construction and energy projects takes time, money and careful attention. As a client of Fenwick Elliott, you can be confident in our specialist attention to all legal and contractual details.

Problems during major building projects can be costly and time-consuming to rectify. By providing sound project advice upfront, we help prevent disputes from occurring, avoiding delays and extra expense. If the worst happens, we can often defuse contentious issues without the need for formal proceedings.

We take a hands-on approach for the duration of a project, keeping in close communication with clients and supplying ongoing support. If and when issues arise, we offer commercial, practical advice and troubleshooting options. This helps to ensure that schedules are maintained and budgets controlled at every stage of the process.

Risk minimisation lies at the heart of our actions. We ensure that documents are prepared, the right people are appointed, financial packages are well structured and every angle of the deal is commercially robust.

We are also experienced in structuring collaborative contracts to increase efficiency and reduce the prospect of disputes. For public/private finance initiative contracts, which are particularly vulnerable to legal disputes, we define responsibilities clearly and allocate risks.

In everything we do, our overarching aim is to achieve harmonious projects that complete on time and turn a faster profit – the best outcome for all parties.

Advising, on a large airport development, when a dispute arose over the design and installation of the electronic building management system.

Advising a leading international technology company acting as EPC Contractor for the design, procurement and installation of a fully integrated security system for a Middle Eastern country’s national oil and gas production and processing facilities. Contract value approximately $450 million.

Advising former state oil and gas corporation on delay and change order claims in relation to a transit/trunk oil pipeline and pumping station.

Advising a leading international oil and gas contractor on legal issues arising during the execution of a USD650 million contract for the construction of a crude oil gathering centre in Kuwait.

The team's activities centre on working with clients as early as possible, eliminating potential problems before they emerge.
Chambers and Partners UK