- Represents clients in a range of high-value, highly technical, international construction and engineering disputes and arbitrations.
- Fulbright Scholar.
- Awarded the Parkman Medal by the Institution of Civil Engineers in 2008 and 2014.
- Adjunct Professor - University College Dublin (UCD) Sutherland School of Law
Hamish Lal is ranked Band 1 in both Construction and International Construction Arbitration in Chambers & Partners UK, and in the top-tier in the UK Legal 500 and acts under many applicable laws (common law and civil codes) including:
- United Arab Emirates (UAE) Law
- Law of Iraq
- Law of Nigeria
- Qatar Civil Code
- Law of Denmark
- English Law.
- Acted for a sovereign developer defending a series of FIDIC Red Book 87 delay and disruption disputes on the $2 billion Barwa City Project, Doha, Qatar.
- Represented an independent oil company in respect of contractor claims for vessel-standby, variations and local content changes on a subsea gas pipelines project in Nigeria.
- Advised the employer on the world’s largest offshore wind farm project on delays, design codes, variations and non-conformance reports issued for transverse and longitudinal weld defects.
- Advised a contractor on ”open” non-conformance reports (NCRs) relating to a $1.4 billion project procured under the FIDIC Yellow Book where the contractor found significantly more work than in the NCRs raising issues of variations, acts of prevention and deliberate concealment.
- Represented an independent oil company on a drilling contract in Iraq where there was a delta between the actual drilling and completion operations and the contractual regime concerning mobilization, completion, hand-over and liquidated damages for well clusters.
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