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Chris Duncan is counsel in the Construction and Engineering group based in London.
He specialises in non-contentious construction law, with an emphasis on very large construction and infrastructure projects. Chris' experience spans across a range of sectors including power, oil and gas, metals and mining, and transport and infrastructure. He has experience of drafting all major kinds of building and engineering contracts including design and build, EPC, construction management, consultancy and services agreements. He also advises in relation to tender documentation and the negotiation of contracts for major construction projects.
Chris has worked on projects around the world, with a particular emphasis on Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
Representation of the project company with respect to a proposed 1,000 MW DC power interconnector project between the UK and France. The link will be 75 kms long and placed in the service tunnel of the Eurotunnel between the UK and France.
Acting for the project sponsor in relation to the engineering, procurement and construction of a large (multibillion-dollar) petrochemicals processing complex in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Work undertaken included the drafting of various construction contracts, including bespoke forms of lump sum turnkey and convertible lump sum turnkey contracts, an equipment/technology supply agreement and other project-wide legal documents.
Acting for Braskem-Idesa SAPI in the development of a US$4.5 billion integrated petrochemicals project located in Veracruz, Mexico, including assisting in the drafting of an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract and various front-end engineering consultancy agreements for the project.
Advising EnergoNuclear S.A. in relation to a bespoke form of contract for its Cernavoda Units 3 and 4 nuclear power project in Romania, including the preparation of the draft contract and conducting negotiations with tenderers.
Representation of KLPE, a joint venture consisting of United Chemicals Company, SAT and LG Chem with the proposed US$4 billion second phase of a petrochemical project in Kazakhstan. Work undertaken for this project included assistance in the preparation of the EPC contract for release to tender and negotiation of the contract with bidders.
Fitness for Purpose Obligations under International Standard Form Contracts, International Construction Law Review, April 2018 (co-author)