Problem-solving on major construction and engineering projects, including civil infrastructure, oil & gas, water, and energy schemes; finding ways to avoid or resolve disputes efficiently and economically, and ideally without litigation; running contractual negotiations and dispute resolution processes – mediation, adjudication, arbitration, court proceedings – in ways aimed at achieving the optimum relationship between cost incurred and value derived – and, wherever possible, preserving valuable business relationships.
Who he works for:
- Contractors and Specialist Sub-Contractors, particularly those operating internationally
- Consultants – Engineers, Architects, Claims Specialists and others involved in high-value Engineering-led projects
- PPP Project Procurers and Stakeholders
Ian has been a team leader and/or a key player in the legal aspects of many projects and disputes in the UK and world-wide, including:
- Project support and dispute resolution for multi-billion $ infrastructure projects in the Middle East, including (for example): Hamad International Airport, Qatar: Khalifa Port, Abu Dhabi; Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia; Al Seeb Waste Water Project, Oman.
- High value CCGT Power and Hydro-Electric Projects in the Philippines and the U.K.
- Oil and gas projects in the U.K., Bangladesh, and offshore Malaysia
- LCIA, ICC and other institutional international arbitration proceedings
- PPP Projects in the UK, including dispute resolution for projects perceived to be failing
Previous law firms:
- Pinsent Masons (Manchester, Hong Kong, London)
- Nabarro LLP (Sheffield, London)
- Allens (Brisbane)
- International Bechtel Co. Ltd. (Abu Dhabi)
- Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge (B.A. and M.A. - Law)