Services

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Our services

Strategic legal and commercial advice for infrastructure projects

Contracting and procurement strategy

We help our clients at all levels of the supply chain develop contracting and procurement strategies that are aligned with their objectives and priorities

Project governance

We advise project participants on governance and decision making structures for their projects, including joint venture and other partnering arrangements. Owen is also open to project board appointments.

Procurement process

We advise project participants on the procurement process including request for tender documentation, evaluation methodology, interactive tender processes, alliance facilitation, probity plans and reimbursement of bid costs

Bidding strategy

We advise tenderers on their tenders, including bidding strategy, consortium formation, bidding agreements, joint ventures, alternative proposals, unsolicited proposals, and amendments to draft contracts

Contract drafting and negotiation

Drafting and negotiation of term sheets and detailed contracts. Development of negotiation strategies. Lead or support negotiations

Contract management

Strategic advice on contract management including dispute avoidance, issue resolution, contract amendments, equity transfers, refinancings, insolvency and restructures

Dispute avoidance and resolution

We advise on the establishment of Dispute Avoidance Boards (also known as Dispute Resolution Boards). We can also provide, or help you find, suitable DAB members

Independent specialist advice

We provide independent specialist advice for boards and management on commercial and legal issues associated with infrastructure

External counsel or virtual in-house

We can act as external counsel, or as virtual in-house counsel.

Training

We develop and deliver training for key decision-makers on project planning and due diligence, project governance, market engagement, contract negotiation, contract administration, dispute avoidance and issue resolution

Insurance

We advise project participants on their insurance arrangements, including principal arranged insurance schemes and insurance compliance checks

Project reviews and landscape analyses

We conduct independent project reviews, including gateway reviews, risk reviews, post implementation reviews and benefits realisation reviews. We also perform infrastructure sector landscape analyses for our clients

The "excellent" Owen Hayford is a go-to figure for complex construction advisory, contracting and contentious matters.

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