Pinsent Masons are a full service, international law firm full-service headquartered in London. Operating from 28 locations with more than 2000 lawyers across four continents, we offer a seamless service to our clients, wherever they need us.
Sector insight is absolutely central to the way we work. The firm supports clients by providing a full range of legal services across five global sectors:
- Energy & Natural Resources
- Technology, Science & Industry
- Real Estate
- Financial Services
Our Arbitration Practice
We have a market leading position in relation to the resolution of complex engineering and construction disputes, very often involving projects which are of critical strategic and financial importance to our clients, both via international arbitration and the domestic courts.
We have offices in the major international arbitration centres of London, Paris, Singapore, Dubai and Beijing. We have experience of resolving complex construction and engineering disputes in both common law and civil law jurisdictions.
We also have close links to the major arbitral institutions such as the ICC, LCIA, AAA, SIAC and HKIAC and are well versed in their arbitration rules. Our teams, including our Paris team, have a focused experience on ICC arbitration and have extensive experience handling ICC arbitrations in Africa and in particular in Francophone Africa. We have close links to the ICC itself and we are able to enter in direct contact with the ICC Secretariat in order to promote efficiency of proceedings.
Specifically, we acted in international arbitrations in many disputes concerning power generation using coal, gas, wind, solar, hydroelectric, tidal, waste to energy, nuclear and nuclear decommissioning. We regularly advise on commercially significant disputes arising out of joint venture and consortium and subcontracting arrangements which are commonplace in such projects.
Market leaders in International Construction Arbitration
“A construction and engineering practice with breadth and depth of experience that virtually no other firm can match” Band 1 – Construction - Legal500, 2022
We are a major player in the provision of legal services to the construction industry. In 2022 we have won for the 15th consecutive time the award "Global Construction Law Firm of the Year" Who’s Who Legal Awards.
We have extensive credentials in complex construction disputes that involve various jurisdictions and intricate contractual structures with commercial JV or subcontracting arrangements behind onerous EPC contracts and have accumulated market-leading experience, deep knowledge, and a global reputation in relation to a wide range of complex cross-border arbitrations, arbitral institutions, and the leading arbitrators in these sectors.