Andrew Roberts focuses on international arbitration and dispute resolution in connection with construction and engineering projects in the global energy and infrastructure sectors. 

Practice & Background

Mr. Roberts has particular expertise in FIDIC, NEC3, Design & Build and PFI/PPP forms of construction contract and is experienced in all methods of dispute resolution used in the international construction industry, including arbitration, litigation, adjudication, dispute boards, expert determination and mediation.

Mr. Roberts also regularly provides strategic and commercial advice and bespoke training on the risks and opportunities associated with variations, delays, payment, defects, notices, conditions precedent, design liability, default, suspension, termination and other legal and contractual issues that arise in complex, high-value construction projects.

Mr. Roberts joined Akin Gump in 2017 from another leading international construction law practice based in London.

Representative Matters

Mr. Roberts’ recent engagements include:

  • Representing international oil and gas contractor in arbitration proceedings under an EPC contract for an LNG regasification terminal in South America, including disputes over variation orders, delay claims, liquidated damages, contra charges, final account claims and a bond call
  • Representing international contractor in English Court of Appeal proceedings concerning an interim payment dispute under a JCT contract for the construction of a high-rise hotel in Central London
  • A series of international arbitrations arising from the termination of a FIDIC contract for the construction of a motorway in Eastern Europe
  • Acting for a joint venture contractor in relation to a rail project under NEC3, advising on a final account dispute and preparing for litigation and mediation
  • Providing project counsel services on a contract for the construction and redevelopment of a Central London rail station, advising on ad hoc claims and commercial risks