Construction Quantum & Delay 2017: Analysis

We feature 165 experts in this chapter who stand out for their exceptional work handling quantum and delay analysis and assisting in providing expert testimony in formal construction disputes, most commonly arbitration. 

Thought Leaders
1. Wendy MacLaughlin HKA, London
2. David  Barry Blackrock PM, London
3. Amit Garg Secretariat International, Singapore
4. Paul Barry GB2 LLP, London
5. Patrick  McGeehin FTI Consulting, Rockville
6. Jon Prudhoe Navigant Consulting, Singapore
 The Thought Leaders are those individuals who received the highest number of nominations from peers, corporate counsel and other market sources this year. Our research has identified them as being truly outstanding practitioners and the very best in their field.

Global construction consultancy firm HKA once again boasts the foremost quantum and delay team in our research, building on its performance last year with an impressive 25 listings.
Wendy MacLaughlin specialises in construction projects and is considered “a major delay expert” in the market. Sources note that she is “an incredibly bright and highly experienced individual”.
Derek Nelson is widely respected among clients who commend his “great ability to quickly comprehend the crux of an issue”. They add that “from there he offers and communicates practical options and solutions”.
Franco Mastrandrea is a longstanding figure in the market and is “one of the best-known experts out there”, according to sources.
The “astute and vastly experienced” Mark Dixon remains a firm favourite among industry players who praise his “strong analytical skills”.
Lee Baker stands out as one of the most prominent names in the Singaporean market and is known for his strong expertise in the field.
In the UAE, David Merritt possesses over 30 years of industry experience and is well versed in handling construction matters throughout the Middle East and Africa.

International business advisory outfit FTI CONSULTING performs well in this chapter, with 19 construction experts highlighted for their exceptional work in the field.
In the US, Patrick  McGeehin is “a very thorough and professional expert” who “is excellent when it comes to both direct and cross-examination”. One respondent effuses: “He is a fantastic testifier – you won’t find anybody who doesn’t put him at the top of their list.”
Douglas Saporito is a widely recognised name in the Brazilian market highlighted for his “dedicated and professional approach”.
London-based Owen  Fox is a well-established expert in the space and is frequently engaged in construction-related commercial and contractual disputes.
Mike Allen in Hong Kong is “a true quantum expert”, commended for his invaluable experience dealing with industry-related matters.
Garry Crossley is particularly commended by sources for his work in relation to delay disputes, and is considered one of the leading names in the space.
In the UAE, Jas Cheema is noted for his fantastic work handling contentious issues for a range of clients including contractors, local authorities and insurers.

NAVIGANT CONSULTING also receives 19 nominations this year, demonstrating the depth of its expertise in the area.
In Singapore, Jon Prudhoe draws widespread praise from international sources for his brilliant work in the space, as well as “his ability to distil the key issues in complex problems”.
Also in Singapore, Karen Fletcher is recommended for her impressive work in the field.
London-based Michael Stokes is a top-tier quantum expert. One source comments, “From a technical perspective, Michael is right up there and really stands out from the crowd.”
Israel Almodovar out of the firm’s Phoenix office is a firm favourite among clients who praise “his great understanding of the broader issues of a case, as well as his thorough attention to detail”.

Seven leading experts at BLACKROCK PM in London are highlighted in this chapter.
The “outstanding” David  Barry is “a top-notch expert” according to sources. One respondent notes, “He is very skilled at simplifying complex matters in a powerful and effective way.”
David  Goodman possesses over 25 years’ experience in the construction industry and is “excellent when it comes to handling detailed analyses”.
Joanne  Prior is highlighted for her great experience testifying in court and tribunal hearings, and is frequently engaged in work on both UK and international construction projects.

Amit Garg is one of five experts singled out at SECRETARIAT INTERNATIONAL. Garg is one of the leading construction experts in our research this year and is praised by sources for the “thorough approach to the analysis he undertakes”. One respondent effuses: “He is attentive, responsive and openly communicates with those instructing him.”

GB2’s Paul Barry is described as “an outstanding quantum expert” by respondents. He is a firm favourite among clients who commend his impressive work, noting that, “He is very good at getting to the heart of an issue.”

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