International construction

Our leading international construction team specialises in the avoidance and resolution of international construction and engineering disputes, with particular expertise in the FIDIC forms of contract.


We work all over the world advising the construction and engineering sector on procurement, drafting and negotiating contracts, dispute avoidance and dispute resolution. 

Our international construction team has acted in some of the largest engineering and construction projects in the world and has in-depth technical and legal knowledge across a range of sectors. 

We have particular expertise in:

  • Disputes arising out of FIDIC contracts.
  • International construction arbitration - including ICC, SIAC, LCIA and UNCITRAL.
  • International dispute boards, mainly DABs under FIDIC contracts.
  • Non-contentious drafting, particularly related to the energy sector.

We act for, and advise, employers (owners, including governments), consulting engineers and international contractors in relation to large international construction and engineering projects all over the world. We have cross border expertise and, where necessary, work with local local lawyers to provide our clients with the best possible service and legal advice. 

At Howard Kennedy, we support our clients by giving them pragmatic, commercial advice throughout the life of a construction project.  From procurement to drafting, bonds and guarantees, dispute avoidance and resolution, we are here to find you the best solution at any stage.

International construction knowledge hub

Our international construction team provides useful analysis, commentary and updates on everything FIDIC related from arbitration to bonds. The hub is searchable by book colour and specific clauses in the FIDIC 1999 and 2017 contracts.


International reach

We advise the construction and engineering sector on projects all over the world. 
  • Africa

    • Road projects in Ethiopia, Malawi, Kampala and Uganda
    • Building projects in Libya, Egypt and Sudan
    • Energy and power projects in Uganda, Tunisia, Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania,
      Egypt, Ethiopia and Rwanda
    • Airport projects in Ethiopia
    • Heavy industrial projects in Egypt, West Africa and Uganda
    • Advising on bonds/guarantee conditions in Zambia and Rwanda
    • Advising on contract conditions in Niger, Armenia and Rwanda
    • Negotiating contract terms on a windfarm in Kenya
  • Asia and Australia

    • Road projects in Vietnam, India and Malaysia
    • Rail project in Vietnam
    • Airport project in Nepal
    • Water supply project in Nepal
    • Energy and power projects in Laos, Borneo and Indonesia
    • Building projects in Hong Kong, the Seychelles and
    • Dredging works in Australia and Bangladesh
    • Energy and power projects in Pakistan and Nepal
  • Central and South America

    • Advising on consultant’s contract in Trinida
    • Advising on contract conditions in St Maarten
    • Port project in Trinidad
    • Energy and power projects in Chile and Peru
    • Pier project in the Caribbean
    • Water project in Barbados
    • School project in St Kitts and Nevis
  • Europe

    • Road projects in Poland, Romania, Gibraltar, Albania, Iceland and North Macedonia
    • Airport project in Gibraltar
    • Rail projects in Romania, Bulgaria and North Macedonia
    • Building projects in Malta, Kosovo, Romania, Gibraltar and Ukraine
    • Water projects in Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Turkey and Romania
    • Dredging works in Romania, Albania, the Baltic and Southern Europe
    • Energy and power projects in the UK, Holland

  • Middle East

    • Energy and power projects in Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia
    • Port projects in Iraq
    • Rail projects in Abu Dhabi
    • Heavy industrial projects in Qatar and Jordan
    • Building projects in Lebanon
    • Advising on construction of a sea wall in Oman
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The team is very skilled and has very strong skills in FIDIC and the background law of common law.

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