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October 1, 2018

Fenwick Elliott grows its Partner team

We are delighted to announce the promotion of two Senior Associates to Partners. Jonathan More and Patrick Stone’s new roles take effect from 1 October 2018 and will bring the number of Partners in the firm to 20. 

Jonathan has extensive experience working on major construction and engineering projects, providing full project support from procurement through to contract close-out. He has advised in both the public and private sectors, and on a client/employer, contractors and subcontractors, and design, i.e. engineering and architectural, consultancy basis. He particularly specialises in dispute resolution and ADR focussing on adjudication, DAB proceedings, TCC and international arbitration.

Jonathan joined Fenwick Elliott as a Senior Associate in 2015 from Crossrail Ltd, having qualified in 1998 with a degree in Scots law (Jonathan remains qualified to advise on Scottish legal matters, and spent 8 years in private practice in Scotland, particularly with Pinsent Masons, Edinburgh). Jonathan has specific expertise in major infrastructure and energy projects involving, in particular the full range of NEC standard form of contracts having spent six years working on rail projects for Transport for London and Crossrail, and FIDIC contracts in respect of major power plant disputes.

Patrick has significant experience of construction and engineering disputes on major international projects, with a particular focus on arbitration. Patrick has worked on disputes relating to projects in a number of jurisdictions including the UK, the UAE, Qatar, Oman, Iraq, Egypt, South Africa and Madagascar, and has acted on arbitrations being heard pursuant to ICC, LCIA, DIAC and ADCCAC rules, as well as proceedings in the High Court of England and Wales. He is familiar with a number of standard form construction contracts including FIDIC and NEC, and has acted on disputes arising out of bespoke forms of contract, particularly EPC contracts.

Patrick joined the firm in June 2016 as a Senior Associate, having previously worked for Clyde & Co, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Addleshaw Goddard in Dubai, and Herbert Smith Freehills in London. Patrick has acted on disputes arising out of a number of major international projects across a broad range of industry sectors, with particular experience of disputes relating to oil and gas and infrastructure projects.

Commenting on the promotions, Fenwick Elliott’s Senior Partner Simon Tolson said:

“My partners and I are delighted to welcome these two highly skilled and talented lawyers to the partnership and would like to congratulate them on their significant achievements.  Jonathan and Patrick will enhance and strengthen our firm foundations and business model here and in the Gulf. They have shown huge commitment, talent and diligence in building their respective practice sectors and I am delighted they have achieved so much over the last two years. 

Combined with our other recent promotions these senior additions complement the opportunities we have taken through external recruitments to meet our other expanding business needs and is testament to the strength and confidence we have in the markets where we operate.”

For more information about Jonathan click here, and Patrick click here.