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Construction: Contentious

London (Firms)

3 Years Ranked

About

Provided by David Nitek

UK

Practice Areas

International Arbitration

Dispute Resolution

Commercial Litigation

Construction and Engineering

Commercial Arbitration

Career

David has vast experience advising on disputes involving litigation, arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, including adjudication and decision boards. Much of his practice comprises helping clients to establish robust processes for resolving claims without the need for formal proceedings.

David helps clients, including international employers, contractors, subcontractors and consultants, in a variety of sectors including transport and energy. He has advised on disputes arising out of some of the UK's largest infrastructure projects.

David's practice has a particular focus on the Middle East, where he was previously based for a number of years, and he continues to collaborate with clients who have interests in the region. He also has extensive experience of major projects in a number of jurisdictions across Europe and Asia.

David's expertise in construction related disputes is recognised by the leading legal directories.

Personal

David specialises in the resolution of infrastructure, construction and engineering disputes.

Work Highlights

advising a contracting joint venture on a series of arbitration proceedings arising of a rail project, including resisting claims from subcontractors for extensions of time and additional payment.

advising a public sector employer on the successful defence of a 400 day extension of time claim under an NEC-based contract for a new metropolitan rail link.

advising a project company on the defence of extension of time claims from a contractor in respect of a waste to energy project in Europe, and on various disputes and bond calls following the insolvency of the contractor.

advising a property developer on claims against a contractor as a result of a defective cladding and glazing system on a flagship building in central London, and on related claims under a latent defects insurance policy.

advising an employer on three parallel adjudication proceedings arising out of a major power project in Europe, including the successful defence of claims for a 465 day extension of time following significant time and cost overruns

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