Clients depend on Latham’s ability to efficiently and comprehensively negotiate contracts, and, when necessary, investigate, litigate, mediate, and arbitrate construction and engineering disputes. With a focus on mitigating or avoiding potential high-cost disputes, the firm’s construction and engineering litigators help clients prevent or mitigate potential disputes from arising in the first place. When disputes do arise, the firm's lawyers have the expertise and experience in resolving high-stakes controversies through litigation, mediation and arbitration, as well as securing insurance coverage for many of these claims.
Resolving Complex Commercial Disputes
Construction and engineering firms’ businesses that span the globe potentially implicate a myriad of foreign jurisdictions and legal systems. They require the services of a law firm with the expertise to navigate these complex issues and successfully resolve international commercial disputes.
Latham has counseled and represented a host of multi-national corporations on many complex construction and engineering projects and disputes involving large-scale infrastructure projects, joint ventures and post-acquisition liability under purchase and share agreements, licensing and intellectual property, and long-term purchase agreements.
Latham represents contractors, developers, suppliers, engineers and other related parties in disputes involving projects such as petrochemical plants, chemical process and mineral extraction plants, mines, hydroelectric dams, wind farms, and high rise office, industrial, retail and hotel properties.
The lawyers in the firm’s Construction and Engineering Litigation Practice appreciate that the success of a project is often influenced by the ability to work cooperatively with governments and navigate their laws. They have appeared before the International Court of Justice; prosecuted numerous cases involving issues of state responsibility, sanctions and expropriation under international law; and addressed aspects of comparative law and public international law in connection with high-stakes commercial disputes with contractors, developers, suppliers, engineers and other related parties.