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David Weare

David Weare

Partner

I specialise in Construction, Engineering and PFI/PPP. I have particular experience in the Middle East, having been a resident construction lawyer in Abu Dhabi for a number of years. I was an in-house legal advisor to Trafalgar House Construction Ltd in the early 90’s, long before the advent of adjudication.

About

I have been with Fladgate for close on 10 years.

I specialise in complex project work, litigation, international, arbitration, construction adjudication and various forms of alternative dispute resolution. I act for Investment Funds, Contractors, Developers, and professionals in the UK and further afield.

When I am not working on legal matters, I act as a non-executive director for SECBE Ltd and I sit as a judge on the Construction Excellence Awards Panel. I am also a member of TeCSA and the Society of Construction Law.

Expertise

The scale and duration of projects in this sector call for specialist expertise in drafting and negotiating contracts. Our team has extensive experience in contracts for supply, installation, construction and facilities management, appointments, collateral warranties, bonds and parent company guarantee

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Our large dedicated construction team advise a wide range of clients on the legal aspects of construction projects, from contracts and other documentation to navigating EU procurement rules, appointing the appropriate professionals and resolving contractual issues during the construction phase.

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Our clients trust us to manage and efficiently resolve their construction disputes in their best interests. Our ability to grasp detailed technical issues and market acknowledged reputation for competently handling complex construction disputes are also key strengths.

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Working closely with clients to anticipate and deal with their business risks and objectives, we utilise the skills of a team of lawyers who are experienced in all types of dispute resolution. Our multi-national, bi-lingual team enables us to service clients wherever they are in the world while achieving the best results for their business.

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We have a track record for taking on complex, high value and cross-border disputes across a range of sectors. Our strong international focus is a key strength. Our team acts for corporates, high net worth individuals and other overseas lawyers. The practice is home to a several international desks including India and the Middle East.

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We advise international companies both in the UK and abroad in relation to conducting arbitration proceedings and enforcing international arbitration awards. Our team is also experienced in dealing with investor-state arbitrations under bilateral and multilateral investment treaties, including the Energy Charter Treaty.

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Our insolvency & restructuring team, comprising experienced contentious and non-contentious lawyers, has a reputation for providing practical solutions to business-critical challenges. We are known in the market for our 'pragmatic and responsive advice' to a range of stakeholders, including insolvency practitioners, debtors and directors.

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We advise secondary and primary-market investors in a range of sectors, PPPs/PFI and asset-backed vehicles we advise investors and contractors on their involvement with PPPs, PFIs and asset-backed vehicles and are experienced in drafting and negotiating appropriate forms of contract (including standard forms) and associated sub-contracts. We also act for a number of investors and contractors on existing renewable energy and battery storage projects, PPPs and PFIs, including advice to investors on the acquisition of portfolios of PFI/ PPP and renewable energy generation assets.

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We have a detailed appreciation of the hotel industry’s dynamics and an understanding of the corporate, commercial, tax, real estate, planning and construction issues that affect businesses in the sector. This enables us to support clients in undertaking a wide range of sophisticated and complex transactions both in the UK and internationally.

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Through our extensive relationships with law firms around the world, our clients gain access to teams of lawyers worldwide with a deep understanding of the legal issues faced by businesses in the energy and resources sectors. We have particular experience of energy-related transactions in Africa and Eastern Europe.

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Our sector experience spans a wide range of sports including motor racing, where we have advised teams and drivers in Formula 1, A1 GP, World Rally, Cart, Indy Car and Moto GP, and cricket, football, golf and cycling. We have supported clients on a range of a matters including: intellectual property, sponsorship, broadcasting & web rights, fundraising, events, and regulatory issues.

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Our large dedicated construction team provide non-contentious and contentious construction advice on domestic and international matters. We have acted for many of the leading funds and investors into the UK construction industry as well as a number of suppliers.

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We are an experienced team representing policyholders and their captives in litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution with insurers. The group also advises on insurance programmes and renewals, on the drafting and interpretation of policies, including Warranty & Indemnity cover for M&A deals.

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Experience

  • Representing Project Company across the Transform Schools PFI Estate.
  • Representing the lead EPC Contractor on the Edinburgh/Midlothian Energy from Waste PFI.
  • Representing Alfred McAlpine Ltd in the leading loss and expense case Ascon v McAlpine.
  • Representing a major international engineering contractor on a series of LCIA international arbitrations concerning the upgrade and refurbishment a state owned oil refinery in North Africa.
  • Lead partner on a landmark residential development at 9 Elms London with a build value in the region of £400 million.

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