Sam Kay (née Snell) | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Sam Kay (née Snell)

Associate, London

T +44 20 7532 1600

E sam.kay@whitecase.com

Overview

Sam Kay is an associate in the London Construction and Engineering Group. Sam advises owners and contractors on dispute resolution and is experienced in arbitration and litigation as well as alternative methods of dispute resolution. Sam has advised on a variety of projects including airports, pipelines, commercial developments, cement plants and gas fired combined cycle power plants.

Sam joined White & Case in 2015 from a leading international construction law firm, where she was a solicitor in the construction advisory and disputes team.

Bars and Courts

  • Solicitor, England and Wales

Education

  • LPC, College of Law
  • LLB Law, King's College University London

Languages

  • English

Experience

Representing a Middle Eastern sovereign government in an ICC arbitration concerning the civil works relating to a major transport infrastructure project. The amount in dispute was approximately US$550 million. The contract was based on the FIDIC Red Book.

Representing a Middle Eastern sovereign government in an ICC arbitration concerning the enabling works relating to a major transport infrastructure project. The amount in dispute was approximately US$140 million. The contract was based on the FIDIC Red Book.

Representing an international contractor in an ICC arbitration concerning a major port project in Iraq. The amount in dispute was approximately US$200 million. The contract was based on the FIDIC Yellow Book.

Representing an East Asian engineering procurement and construction contractor in an ICC arbitration concerning a power and desalination facility. The amount claimed was approximately US$128 million.

Representing a Danish sub-contractor in a US$45 million ICC arbitration in relation to the construction of a gas fired combined cycle electric generating plant in the Caribbean. The main issues in dispute concerned variations and delay and disruption.

Publications

  • Penalty for Replacing Key Personnel, Construction Europe, September 2014
  • Ethics for Advocates?, Practical Law Company, March 2014
  • Examining the Options with Contract Breaches, Construction Europe, November 2013
  • Taking Time to Consider Situation, Construction Europe, December 2010