Sana Mahmud Senior Associate

Sana has broad-ranging experience of energy, construction and engineering disputes resolved through litigation, international arbitration, adjudication and mediation. She has acted for international and domestic clients, including employers, contractors and subcontractors, in connection with disputes arising out of the construction of oil and gas pipelines, offshore wind farms, process plants and other large-scale infrastructure projects.

Sana has experience of the major standard forms of contract including FIDIC, JCT and NEC. Her non-contentious experience includes the drafting and negotiation of bespoke contracts for commercial developments.

Specialist expertise

Examples of Sana’s expertise include:

  • acting for a Chinese contractor in arbitration proceedings under the ICC rules in relation to claims in excess of US$1 billion arising out of the construction of a major infrastructure project in the Middle East;
  • acting for an international contractor in arbitration proceedings under the LCIA rules in relation to contractual disputes arising out of the construction of a wastewater treatment plant and deep gravity sewer in the Middle East;
  • acting for an international EPC contractor in arbitration proceedings under the LCIA and ICC rules in relation to contractual disputes arising out of the design and construction of a number of UK offshore wind farms;
  • acting for a state-owned entity in arbitration proceedings under the ICC rules in relation to claims in excess of US$200m made under a long-term operating agreement against a consortium of oil companies in connection with a major oil pipeline in the Caspian region;
  • acting for an international contractor in Dispute Board proceedings against a state government in relation to payment disputes arising under a FIDIC contract for the construction of a dam in Africa;
  • acting for a international joint venture in relation to disputes arising out of the construction of a national highway in Afghanistan;
  • acting for an international EPC contractor in TCC proceedings against a state-owned corporation in a high-value dispute arising out of the termination of a bespoke EPC contract relating to a UK LDPE plant;
  • assisting in the negotiation and drafting of long-term oil and gas exploration and production sharing agreements on behalf of a North African state-owned entity.

Other activities

Sana regularly contributes articles to the Construction Industry Law Letter and Building.