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WWL Ranking: Recommended

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Thierry Linares is an "excellent" and highly adept figure in construction disputes who excels in forensic delay and quantum matters.


Thierry Linares is a managing director, leading the construction solutions practice of FTI Consulting’s forensic and litigation team in Paris. He joined FTI Consulting in 2016, having spent most of his professional career managing major oil and gas and infrastructure projects.

Thierry has 17 years of experience managing the various components of project controls, on both the contractor and client sides. He has been extensively involved in the set-up, management and development of activities in the project control sphere; budget and cost control; planning, contracts and subcontracts administration; risk management; and analysis of key performance indicators.

As such, Thierry has developed comprehensive, hands-on knowledge of issues related to estimating, accountancy, scheduling, procurement, risk and contract management within the construction project industry, and uses this mixed skill set in the writing, analysis and expertise of construction project claims.

He has worked on greenfield onshore oil and gas, offshore modular process, power plants, mining and port projects, as well as civil infrastructure projects from engineering to commissioning, and has large experience of engineering, technical and industrial problematics causing delay, disruption and over-costs, and of their in-depth analysis.

Thierry acts as an expert witness in arbitrations and dispute avoidance, as a standing or ad hoc FIDIC dispute board member, as an auditor and trainer, as well as part of due diligence teams.

Thierry has experience testifying in ICC arbitrations as technical, forensic delay and quantum expert in English and French languages, in both civil law and common law environments. He acts in conventional disputes between contractor and client, and in more complex set-ups, involving disputes between partners of a JV or consortium.

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