Shearman And Sterling

Our Construction Group is a dedicated team of lawyers who focus on serving the construction industry worldwide. We have teams who focus on advising clients on putting together some of the largest construction projects in the world, and teams made up of highly experienced international arbitration lawyers who represent clients in complex, multi-claim disputes.

The strength of all the lawyers in our group lies in our genuine engineering and construction know-how. By partnering with us, you will have access to a multinational team of experienced construction lawyers who will provide comprehensive strategic advice on your projects or your disputes.

Our clients are some of the world’s largest owners and contractors, involved in some of the highest value, complex international projects, including in power (conventional, nuclear, hydroelectric and renewable), oil & gas facilities across the energy value chain, industrial plants, civil infrastructure, metals and mining and real estate development. Many of our projects and arbitrations involve bespoke EPC and other construction contracts, though we also have deep familiarity with all of the key industry standard documentation packages, such as FIDIC.

Our construction arbitration lawyers, drawn from the firm’s market leading International Arbitration practice, work with clients from early dispute management and avoidance, to conducting the advocacy at the arbitration hearings. Members of our team also sit as arbitrators in engineering and construction disputes.
Our transactional lawyers guide sponsors, developers, contractors, consultants and lenders with all aspects of their construction-related legal requirements. We advise on procurement, drafting tender documentation, drafting and negotiating FEED contracts, D&C contracts, FIDIC (all books), EPC, EPCM, PMS and purchase order contracts, bonds, guarantees and lender direct agreements.

Whatever the advice that is needed — whether it is negotiating a ground-breaking new project or a arguing a case in a bet-the-company international arbitration — our focus is always on your ultimate business objective, and we have the track record to show we can help you achieve it.