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Israel Almodovar

Israel Almodovar

Ankura201 E. Washington St.Suite 1700PhoenixArizonaUSA85004

Thought Leader

WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Israel Almodovar is acclaimed by commentators as a “convincing and independent witness” who performs “very well under cross-examination”.

Biography

Israel Almodovar is a managing director at Ankura, based in Phoenix, with over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. He specialises in providing expert witness and advisory services on domestic and international construction projects in the areas of schedule delay, cost overruns and other project management issues. Since 2017, Israel has been recognised in the annual rankings of Who’s Who Legal: ConstructionWho’s Who Legal: Consulting Experts and Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration. He has lectured at various international conferences regarding project administration and construction claims issues. He is fluent in Spanish.

The projects for which Israel has provided his expertise entail a variety of issues such as delay, disruption, acceleration, force majeure, differing conditions, contract risk allocation and termination for default, among others. His clients include owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and insurance companies. Israel’s project experience includes work in various countries throughout the United States and Latin America.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Israel Almodovar is an “impressive expert” who is “highly regarded by clients” for his “prompt” and “high-quality” work.

Biography

Israel Almodovar is a senior managing director at Ankura, based in Phoenix, with over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. He specialises in providing expert witness and advisory services on domestic and international construction projects in the areas of schedule delay, cost overruns, and other project management issues. Since 2017, Israel has been recognised in the annual rankings of WWL: ConstructionWWL: Consulting Experts and WWL: Arbitration. He has lectured at various international conferences regarding project administration and construction claims issues. He is fluent in Spanish.

The projects for which Israel has provided his expertise entail a variety of issues such as delay, disruption, acceleration, force majeure, differing conditions, contract risk allocation and termination for default, among others. His clients include owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and insurance companies. Israel’s project experience includes work in various countries throughout the USA and Latin America.

Israel’s recent disputes and expert witness experience includes performing a delay analysis for the construction of a US$200 million, 300km gas pipeline in Peru, involving the provision of expert reports summarising Israel’s opinions and expert witness testimony on behalf of the contractor during the ICC arbitration hearings related to the dispute between the contractor and the project owner.

He also provided expert testimony on behalf of a tunnelling subcontractor during ICC arbitration proceedings between the subcontractor and the project EPC contractor in relation to a hydroelectric power plant in Guatemala. The dispute arose due to the termination of the US$55 million tunnelling subcontract by the contractor, who was responsible for the construction of a 114MW hydroelectric power plant in Guatemala. Israel’s opinions were based on his analysis of delays to the tunnelling work and the overall project.

He also performed a delay analysis related to the fabrication and erection of structural steel work for the construction of a $475 million upscale shopping centre in Puerto Rico. Israel provided expert opinions on behalf of the structural steel subcontractor, in its dispute against the project’s general contractor, during the American Arbitration Association proceedings between the parties, which was settled prior the scheduled hearings.

Israel also provided expert opinions on behalf of the owner regarding the termination of a US$15 million contract for the construction of a 9MW hydroelectric power plant in Panama. He provided expert reports and hearing testimony during the ICC arbitration proceedings between the owner and the contractor. His testimony addressed issues such as delay, disruption, and damages.

Israel provided advisory services to the owner of a portfolio of gas transportation assets in Mexico. His services included the review of project records, including communications, schedules and cost reports, and providing recommendation to management for claims management and mitigation purposes.

He provided advisory services, including contract and project control management, to the owner during the construction of a US$500 million, 300MW coal fired power plant in Guatemala. Due to significant delays encountered during the construction of the project, the owner terminated the EPC contractor for default. Israel continued to provide his services through the termination of the contractor and the re-procurement of the project and provided litigation support services for the termination-related arbitration proceedings.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Israel Almodovar is held in high regard by clients who credit him with the “capacity to quickly understand the issue in dispute and to isolate the relevant data and actions”. 

Biography

Israel Almodovar is a managing director at Ankura, based in Phoenix, with over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. He specialises in providing expert witness and advisory services on domestic and international construction projects in the areas of schedule delay, cost overruns and other project management issues. Since 2017, Israel has been recognised in the annual rankings of Who’s Who Legal: Construction, Who’s Who Legal: Consulting Experts, and Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration. He has lectured at various international conferences regarding project administration and construction claims issues. He is fluent in Spanish.

The projects for which Israel has provided his expertise entail a variety of issues such as delay, disruption, acceleration, force majeure, differing conditions, contract risk allocation, termination for default, among others. His clients include owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and insurance companies. Israel’s project experience includes work in various countries throughout the United States and Latin America.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Israel Almodovar is a construction specialist who has a remarkable facility for providing high-quality damages analysis in contentious proceedings. 

Biography

Israel Almodovar is a managing director at Ankura, based in Phoenix, with over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. He specialises in providing expert witness and advisory services on domestic and international construction projects in the areas of schedule delay, cost overruns and other project management issues. Since 2017, Israel has been recognised in the annual rankings of Who’s Who Legal: Construction, Who’s Who Legal: Consulting Experts, and Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration. He has lectured at various international conferences regarding project administration and construction claims issues. He is fluent in Spanish.

The projects for which Israel has provided his expertise entail a variety of issues such as delay, disruption, acceleration, force majeure, differing conditions, contract risk allocation, termination for default, among others. His clients include owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and insurance companies. Israel’s project experience includes work in various countries throughout the United States and Latin America.

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