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Alex Johnson

Alex Johnson

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On the contentious side … Alex Johnson is recommended.
(Legal 500)


A highly experienced construction and engineering lawyer, Alex specialises in the management and resolution of complex disputes, often international in nature. Alex has substantial experience across a variety of sectors including infrastructure, energy and power, oil and gas, process plant and building.

Alex advises a range of clients in relation to national and international dispute management, including international arbitration. Alex has experience of all forms of dispute resolution including litigation, arbitration, adjudication, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

Alex also advises clients on claims prevention and management in the operative phase of projects, sometimes as project counsel giving strategic advice designed to avoid or minimise disputes and, most importantly, ensure focus remains on completion of the project. For example, Alex spent approximately one day per month in-house with a client over an 18-month period in which it was delivering a major infrastructure project, giving strategic advice and guidance on claims and potential claims.

Alex is ranked in Legal 500 as a “Rising Star”

Legal Services

Construction

Recent Work

  • Advising a client in relation to a variety of issues including defects, delay and disruption arising from the design and construction of a major international airport. This included advising in relation to international arbitration.
  • Advising a local authority in relation to a defects claim arising from the design and construction of a light rail depot in the UK. This included several adjudications and proceedings in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC).
  • Advising an international EPC contractor in relation to a major UK to Europe interconnector project. Alex acted as project counsel during the project implementation phase, spending time with the project team and advising the client on claims and strategy for minimising or avoiding disputes.
  • Advising an international EPC contractor in relation to claims arising from the engineering and construction of two offshore structures part of windfarm projects. The claims related to disputed variations and damage caused by collision with a vessel.

Building

Alex has substantial experience in dealing with disputes arising from projects in the building sector.

  • Advising a UK capital fund in relation to FIDIC based contracts for the design and construction of an office park in Eastern Europe.
  • Advising an investor in relation to defective concrete flooring at a distribution warehouse part of its property portfolio. With TCC proceedings commenced, the contractor subsequently agreed to rectify the defects at its cost.
  • Advising a Liquidator in relation to defects claims concerning the design and construction of a school in the UK. This included advising in relation to mediation and on application to the insolvency court

Infrastructure & Project Finance

Alex has substantial experience in dealing with disputes arising from major infrastructure projects, particularly aviation and rail projects.

Recent Work

  • Advising a client in relation to a variety of issues including defects, delay and disruption arising from the design and construction of a major international airport. This included advising in relation to international arbitration.
  • Advising a local authority in relation to a defects claim arising from the defective design and construction of a light rail depot in the UK. This included several adjudications and proceedings in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC).
  • Advising a local authority in relation to claims for defects, delay and disruption arising from the design and construction of a light rail upgrade scheme in the UK. The scheme included the replacement and upgrade of track and associated infrastructure. The disputes were resolved through a series of adjudications, which reduced the sums claimed by the contractor by a substantial amount.

Process Plant

Alex has substantial experience in dealing with disputes arising from projects in the process plant and manufacturing sector.

  • Advising a major global manufacturer in relation to a defective product claim in the Technology and Construction Court.
  • Advising a major global manufacturer in relation to a dispute based on ICC arbitration with a UK company relating to the operation of contractual pricing fluctuation mechanisms.
  • Advising an international corporate in relation to contracts for various process plant facilities such as sifting plant for food and drink production, recycling and power generation.
  • Advising a car manufacturer in relation to a contract for the design and construction of a new plant for the production of electric vehicles.

Oil & Gas

Alex has substantial experience in dealing with disputes arising from projects in the oil and gas sector both in the UK and internationally.

  • Advising an international EPC contractor in relation to a delay and disruption claim valued at US$300m. The claim arose from the engineering, procurement and construction of a large scale gas to liquids (GTL) plant in the Middle East.
  • Advising a petrochemical company in relation to arbitrations arising from the construction of a refinery plant based in the UK.
  • Advising an international firm in LMAA arbitration arising from the supply and installation of specialist plant to a South East Asia based shipyard for installation on several Q-max LNG carrier vessels.
  • Advising the owner in relation to a liquidated damages claim arising under a contract for the design, FEED, detailed engineering, procurement, fabrication, installation and commissioning of an onshore gas plant in the Middle East.

 

Sectors

Energy & Waste

Alex has substantial experience in dealing with disputes arising from projects in the energy and power sector. Alex has particular experience of subsea cable projects.

Cases

  • Advising an international EPC contractor in relation to a major UK to Europe interconnector project. Alex acted as project counsel during the project implementation phase, spending time with the project team and advising the client on claims and strategy for minimising or avoiding disputes.
  • Advising an international EPC contractor in relation to claims arising from the engineering and construction of two offshore structures part of windfarm projects. The claims related to disputed variations and damage caused by collision with a vessel.
  • Advising a cable supplier in relation to a contract for the supply and installation of subsea cable for a hydroelectric power project in the UK.
  • Advising a capital fund on the risks of potential acquisition of a subsea array cable installation contractor in relation to distressed projects.

 

To contact Alex or for more information…

Call: 0845 077 9643
Mobile: 07970 178411
Or email: Send an email

 

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