CONSTRUCTION / ENERGY

The members of betto seraglini have recognized experience in the field of international construction, infrastructure and engineering contracts. They regularly act in matters involving EPC contracts, often at the pre-contentious stage, assisting owners or sub-contractors who are facing difficulties in the performance of the contract (claims, Dispute Review Boards, renegotiation of lump-sum contracts), as well as during litigation (delay and disruption claims, non-performance, termination). Jean-Georges Betto is the Chairman of the French Arbitration Committee task force on International Construction. betto seraglini handles matters related to the energy sector, especially complex oil and gas litigation.

EXAMPLES OF MATTERS

Arbitration regarding :

  • a tax dispute relating to a Production Sharing Agreement in the oil and gas sector (amount in dispute: 850 million dollars, Civil Law, ICC, seat in Paris, French language).
  • the breach of a Production Sharing Agreement in the oil and gas sector (amount in dispute: 1 billion dollars, Civil Law, ICC, seat in Paris, French language).
  • the revision of a lump sum EPC contract in the Engineering & Construction sector for the construction of LNG trains in Qatar (amount in dispute: 1.2 billion US dollars, Qatari law, ICC, seat in Paris, English language).
  • the termination of an EPC contract in the Engineering & Construction sector (amount in dispute: 150 million US dollars, French law, ICC, seat in Lausanne, French language).
  • the breach of an EPC subcontract in the Engineering & Construction sector (amount in dispute: 80 million euros, Abu Dhabi law, ICC, seat in Geneva, English language).
  • the termination of a turn key contract in the field of medical infrastructure (amount in dispute: 3 million US dollars, French law, ICC, seat in Paris, English language).
  • delays and disruptions in the construction energy sector infrastructure (amount in dispute: 30 million euros, Algerian law, ICC, seat in Paris, French language)

Emerging proceedings regarding :

  • the performance of a contract for the sale of large LNG carriers (amount in dispute: 40 million euros, Paris Commercial Court and Paris Court of Appeal).
Litigation regarding :
  • the turn-key construction of a power station (Paris Commercial Court).
Advice in a dispute relating to :
  • the installation of a security system (FIDIC contract, Civil law, ICC, seat in Paris, English language).
  • delays and disruptions in the construction energy sector infrastructure (amount in dispute: 12 million euros, Algerian law, ICC, seat in Paris, French language).

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