When a contract is terminated many issues arise. Our experts have provided expert witness advice on technical validity, valuation at termination and claims for the additional cost to complete, including related delay and disruption issues, on projects ranging from hospital developments to waste-to-energy plants.

Termination examples

  • Central Asian Skyscraper Complex

    Baseline programme investigated for Central Asian skyscraper complex.

    Instructed to provide delay and quantum expert opinion for an ICC arbitration case relating to a prestigious, US$1.3bn mixed-use skyscraper complex in the heart of a capital city in Central Asia. The proposed architectural landmark comprises a residential tower, a commercial tower with retail and entertainment facilities, and a 7-star hotel located offshore on a man-made island. Investigated baseline programme and ascertained reasons for construction delays and why works were not further progressed at date of termination.

  • Onshore Oil & Gas Field

    Contract termination stalls early production of onshore oil and gas field.

    Appointed to produce an expert delay report for an LCIA arbitration case relating to an onshore early production facility in the Middle East. The proposed 150,000 barrels of oil per day scheme included oil and gas gathering systems and pipelines, and associated sulphur handling and granulation plant. Report addressed matters relating to planning and programming with respect to the critical path and delays that occurred on the project, which was terminated during the detailed design stage.

  • Open-pit Gold Mine

    Detailed programme analysis for open-pit gold mine dispute.

    Independent delay expert analysis in an international arbitration case concerning the termination of a civil and earthworks subcontractor by the Employer at a US$175m open-pit gold mine facility in West Africa. The 924,000oz gold reserves facility, the first to be built in the region for more than two years, includes a processing plant, tailings storage, ball mill and carbon-in-leach (CIL) tank. Performed a detailed programme and causation analysis relating to delays on the project, leading to a US$50m dispute.

  • Mixed-use Skyscraper

    Lengthy mixed-use skyscraper progress leads to works termination.

    Appointed as programming and quantum expert to investigate delays to the construction of a 235m, three-tower complex in the United Arab Emirates. The fully integrated, mixed-use development featured three connected towers incorporating commercial office space, residential apartments, high-end retail outlets, sky gardens and a five-star hotel. Slow progress to the works resulted in contract termination. Considerations included analysis of delays to each of the contractual milestones and incurred costs.