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Thought Leaders - Construction Experts 2020
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say

"He is able to draw on his experience of running a construction business to assist tribunals and clients where documents do not always tell the full story"
"An exceptionally competent and effective delay expert"
"He has particular expertise in Middle East and in high-rise related matters"
"He’s motivated, passionate and talented"
"Austin’s key strength is how much he digs into the case - he really gets to the bottom of how projects were supposed to work, and why they fell apart"

Biography

Austin Duffy is a managing director at Kroll. He is a Chartered Civil and Structural Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the planning, design, procurement, delivery and management of complex engineering and construction projects globally.

He has been instructed more than 50 times as an independent expert on project management and construction management performance/negligence matters, and on programming, delay, disruption and acceleration issues. He has submitted written evidence in conciliation, mediation, adjudication, litigation and international arbitration proceedings and has testified, including the provision of concurrent evidence (or ‘hot-tubbing’), in ICC, HKIAC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, DIAC and LCIA arbitrations on numerous occasions.

Austin is regularly retained by both private and public-sector clients to provide strategic development and project management advice and programme management advisory services on major capital investment programmes. Having worked at director level with leading international project management firms and design and build contractors, he has extensive experience acting for both client and contractor entities in the delivery of large-scale, complex and high-value construction and engineering projects.

Austin’s experience spans healthcare, commercial, residential, industrial, retail, leisure, education, technology, renewable energy and power, mining, process, pharmaceutical, oil and gas and civil engineering sectors.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say:

"The best-prepared delay expert I've cross examined"

"His key skill is his ability to see both the big picture and dig into the minutiae"

"Austin's work ethic, the quality of his analysis and drafting, and his commitment to the assignment were outstanding"

"Austin’s a rock star delay expert"

Biography

Austin Duffy is Head of Project Advisory at Blackrock Expert Services. He is a Chartered Civil and Structural Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the planning, design, procurement, delivery and management of complex engineering and construction projects globally.

He has been instructed more than 60 times as an independent expert on project management and construction management performance/negligence matters, and on programming, delay, disruption and acceleration issues. He has submitted written evidence in conciliation, mediation, adjudication, litigation and international arbitration proceedings and has testified, including the provision of concurrent evidence (or ‘hot-tubbing’), in ICC, HKIAC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, DIAC and LCIA arbitrations on numerous occasions.

Austin is regularly retained by both private and public-sector clients to provide strategic development and project management advice and programme management advisory services on major capital investment programmes. Having worked at director level with leading international project management firms and design and build contractors, he has extensive experience acting for both client and contractor entities in the delivery of large-scale, complex and high-value construction and engineering projects.

Austin’s experience spans healthcare, commercial, residential, industrial, retail, leisure, education, technology, renewable energy and power, mining, process, pharmaceutical, oil and gas and civil engineering sectors.

Energy - Experts

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Austin Duffy is celebrated for his “rare capacity to deploy technical acumen with real common sense” as well as his “excellent ability to explain complex issues in clear and precise terms”.

Biography

Austin Duffy is a managing director at Kroll. He is a Chartered Civil and Structural Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the planning, design, procurement, delivery and management of complex engineering and construction projects globally.

He has been instructed more than 50 times as an independent expert on project management and construction management performance/negligence matters, and on programming, delay, disruption and acceleration issues. He has submitted written evidence in conciliation, mediation, adjudication, litigation and international arbitration proceedings and has testified, including the provision of concurrent evidence (or ‘hot-tubbing’), in ICC, HKIAC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, DIAC and LCIA arbitrations on numerous occasions.

Austin is regularly retained by both private and public-sector clients to provide strategic development and project management advice and programme management advisory services on major capital investment programmes. Having worked at director level with leading international project management firms and design and build contractors, he has extensive experience acting for both client and contractor entities in the delivery of large-scale, complex and high-value construction and engineering projects.

Austin’s experience spans healthcare, commercial, residential, industrial, retail, leisure, education, technology, renewable energy and power, mining, process, pharmaceutical, oil and gas and civil engineering sectors.

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