In an interview with Who's Who Legal, Khaled El Dardiry speaks about his life as an in-house counsel for Orascom Construction Industries in Egypt and discusses the challenges of working in emerging markets.
"Urbanisation in emerging countries has forced governments to invest in infrastructure – increasing construction activity and demand for equipment."
Robert Gaitskell QC of Keating Chambers examines developments in international construction dispute resolution.
"In today’s challenging financial circumstances lawyers are obliged to identify the most cost-effective way of resolving any particular dispute. This is particularly the case with construction disputes, where a conventional arbitration can easily run for weeks and consume costs well into millions of dollars per party."
The International Who’s Who of Construction Lawyers has brought together five of the world’s leading practitioners to discuss key issues facing lawyers today. Andrew Ness of Jones Day, David Courtney-Hatcher of Dentons, Helena Chen of Formosan Brothers Attorneys-At-Law, Lindy Patterson QC of Dundas & Wilson and Sumeet Kachwaha of Kachwaha & Partners discuss current activity, the impact of the global financial crisis, emerging markets and future trends in the construction industry.
Our research uses the recommendations of private practitioners and corporate clients across the globe in order to pick out the 503 lawyers from 48 countries who lead the field worldwide. Leading the way once again in our research is Pinsent Masons. The construction powerhouse demonstrates its international presence with an outstanding 19 lawyers noted for their expertise in this practice area. Jones Day fields an impressive eight lawyers to this publication, three of whom are from the firm’s San Francisco office. From Borden Ladner Gervais, seven exceptional lawyers are selected for inclusion and US boutique Smith Currie & Hancock boasts six listings in this edition.
With the benefit of over 17 years of independent research, encompassing thousands of votes from international clients and private practitioners, and hundreds of hours of interviews, Who’s Who Legal examines the recent trends and developments in the global construction law marketplace.
In this section we analyse the findings of our research in greater depth to identify the firms and practitioners who stand out worldwide.
With the benefit of over 15 years of independent research, encompassing thousands of votes from international clients a private practitioners, and hundreds of hours of interviews, Who’s Who Legal examines the recent trends and developments in the global construction law marketplace.
Building on more than a decade of research, comprising thousands of votes from clients and private practitioners and hundreds of hours of interviews with leading lawyers, Who's Who Legal provides a snapshot of trends and developments in the international construction legal market as the global economy moves beyond the devastating effects of the global financial crisis.
This article analyses the findings of our research in greater depth to identify the firms and practitioners who stand out worldwide.
Our research has revealed 417 construction law experts in 37 jurisdictions who can truly be considered leaders in the field.
Most of the lawyers we interviewed for this publication said they had seen fewer major insolvencies in the construction industry than they had expected at the outset of the economic downturn.
The property market in the CIS has seen a drop-off in transactional work over the past year, and the lawyers we consulted are finding their restructuring and advisory skills are increasingly in demand. We feature 31 lawyers from seven jurisdictions in this chapter, which combines lawyers with construction and real estate backgrounds.
Against a backdrop of uncertain economic times and as belts in the construction industry are tightening, the Californian legal market in this sector is undergoing a seismic reordering following the downfall of Thelen LLP in late 2008.
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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.