Our practice group dealing with construction and engineering disputes provides a full-service approach to construction contracts that covers the complete lifecycle of construction and infrastructure projects. We help contractors with:
We understand the engineering complexities of construction and infrastructure projects and help contractors and consultants put in processes to avoid risks, or spot them early for quick resolution. We make sure that contractual arrangements reflect project administration procedures and that contractual provisions are strictly followed during project execution. Any delay in issuing notices, supplying incomplete information, or maintaining improper records can have major consequences should the project end up in a dispute. We ensure that during the life of the project, the contractor follows the contract to the letter and spirit by providing advice at each and every step.
Should there be a disagreement, we help the contractor draft, argue and contest its claims before all forums including engineer determination, DAB, arbitration or mediation. Our team has more than two decades of experience in advising on major construction projects under both tailor-made and standard form contracts including FIDIC 1987 Red Book, FIDIC 1999 Red Book, FIDIC Yellow Book, Government of Punjab format and PEC Standard Form Contracts. This includes advising on claims relating to:
On large projects, our lawyers work in tandem with contract specialists and engineers to ensure that nothing slips through the cracks when clients shift between legal and technical advice.
Selected cases where we acted as counsel in disputes relating to the construction sector:
“ABS & Co offers an impressive disputes practice with offices in Lahore and Islamabad regularly representing the local subsidiaries of blue-chip multinationals and also a number of government entities."
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