Job description


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Projects,Engineering and Construction Disputes



Department Overview

Our global team of over 100 dedicated construction and engineering lawyers (covering transactional work and dispute resolution) has long-standing experience advising the whole spectrum of industry participants on all aspects of construction and engineering projects worldwide in a variety of sectors such as:

transport and associated infrastructure and regulation

traditional and renewable energy and power generation, transmission and storage facilities

mines and manufacturing, chemical process and water treatment plants

public/private partnership projects

landmark buildings and office, leisure, health, education, defence, warehouse and retail developments.

In London, our construction and engineering dispute resolution lawyers sit with our commercial international arbitration team. We help clients to manage legal risks on live projects, and to avoid and resolve disputes using litigation, arbitration, adjudication, alongside mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Representative Experience of our London team

Acted for a Japanese contractor on a construction dispute at a water and power plant project in Algeria.

Acted in a London LCIA arbitration relating to the construction of an energy facility by an international energy company.

Acted in an EU procurement claim, following the award of the new Eurostar trains contract, a Top 20 case in The Lawyer magazine.

Advised a main contractor on design and delay disputes at an offshore wind farm in adjudication, arbitration, and court proceedings.

Advised an EPC contractor on delay and disruption claims under a light rail telecommunications equipment design and installation PFI contract.

Advising leading property companies on two landmark commercial real estate and transport redevelopments in London, including King's Cross.

Drafted and negotiated the contracts for the procurement of new state-of-the-art printing facilities for a major global news corporation.

Examined issues such as step-in rights, concurrent delay, and design interfaces for a contractor working on power stations in Southern Africa.

Drafted various FIDIC contracts for the design, build, and operation of Middle Eastern water treatment and desalination plants for global contractors.


Technical Ability

Has (or strongly wishes to develop) a comprehensive working knowledge and experience of construction and engineering law and dispute resolution procedures in this field.

Has project and client management responsibility, ensuring timely delivery to high quality standards.

Stays aware of legal and market developments affecting construction and engineering law and dispute resolution practice and procedure and regularly attends appropriate training sessions.

Client Focus

Builds good working relationships with clients.

Has responsibility for actively managing client projects to ensure profitability, quality and strong client relationships.

Actively works to develop and strengthen new client relationships.

Team Work and Interpersonal Skills

Acts as a source of advice to others, sharing knowledge and expertise.

Has the ability to manage, develop and lead more junior members of a team.

Is able to work effectively with others.

Firm Mindedness

Understands the construction and engineering industry and market in which the practice and clients operate.

Contributes to the management of the group/practice area by understanding the areas of specialism, the firm’s capabilities and business plans.

Takes an active role in managing the firm's reputation both in and out of work.

Understands the responsibility to give back to our communities.

Understands the value of a diverse workforce.

Candidate Profile

We have an opening for a first rate construction and engineering disputes lawyer with international arbitration and other dispute resolution experience. Experience gained within a top tier firm is preferred. It is essential that the candidate has a strong academic background (minimum 2.1 degree) with excellent written communication and drafting skills. The successful candidate will also have outstanding technical skills, together with the ability to build relationships with clients and colleagues and work well in a team.

The ideal candidate will have between three to five years post qualification experience (or equivalent experience).

In return, Hogan Lovells offers excellent training and development, a superb working environment together with a competitive salary and benefits package.

Agile Working Statement

Our goal is to embed flexibility across our business by giving everyone the opportunity to work in an agile way, whether as a regular pattern or on an ad hoc basis, and we will be happy to discuss this further.

Equal Opportunities Employment Statement

It is the policy of Hogan Lovells to provide equal opportunities for all employees in relation to recruitment, training and promotion. Decisions in these areas will be made only by reference to the requirements of the job and shall not be influenced by any consideration of ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation or disability.

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