Contracts and documentation

Concise, clear and watertight contracts are essential for the progress of any major construction or energy project. At Fenwick Elliott, we produce documents that cut to the heart of transactions, clearly allocating risks and responsibilities.

We deal with a full range of procurement and documentation tasks. From drafting project correspondence to negotiating complex agreements, our industry experience – and our extensive experience devising major business deals – means we can save you time and money, and safeguard you against possible pitfalls.

Only by understanding our clients’ commercial commitments and aims can we become a true partner and add maximum value, which is why we discuss projects in detail and encourage a relationship of open dialogue.

We can help with procurement strategies, contract negotiation, document appraisal and risk analysis, partnering and framework agreements, and facilities management – or anything else that would benefit from our specialist attention.

Following a project, we conduct full risk and project audits to assess which processes, if any, could be improved in the future. We can also provide a second opinion, or risk audit, on existing claims or disputes.

Our expertise extends far beyond our London base. Increasingly, we help clients succeed in the legislation-heavy environment of the European Union, navigating EU directives and publically funded tender processes.

Further afield, we have extensive experience across the Middle East (including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait and Qatar) and the Caspian region states and we have also worked on significant projects in regions as diverse as North America, the Caribbean, India, Africa, the Far East and Australia.

The provision of procurement, contract drafting and risk management advice based on the NEC3 Form to a University which was planning a new research facility worth £100m.

Acting for a contractor in relation to the alleged defective design and construction of a closely controlled laboratory system at a prestigious university in the UK.

Fenwick Elliott provided pro bono legal and financial advice to the Serpentine Gallery on its redevelopment of an exhibition space in Kensington Gardens.

Advising, on a large airport development, when a dispute arose over the design and installation of the electronic building management system.

Fenwick Elliott sparks an ethos of being clear, focused and entrepreneurial, not wasting time and going where it matters.
Chambers and Partners UK