Emma Knight is an associate in the Construction and Engineering Group based in London. She specializes in the resolution of disputes arising out of complex construction, engineering and infrastructure projects across a variety of industries, including oil and gas, power plants, hydropower and primary infrastructure. In 2009, she spent six months on secondment to the Firm's Paris office.
Emma's practice focuses primarily on international construction arbitration. She has experience of arbitrations conducted under the ICC and LCIA rules, as well as ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Rules.
Examples of recent representations include:
A USD 8 billion ICC arbitration in respect of significant delay and disruption and change order claims arising out of the construction of a nuclear power plant. Issues involved late and deficient engineering by the contractor, poor change management and loss of design configuration, mismanagement of subcontractors, and significant underestimation of quantities in respect of piping, auxiliary components, electrical and I&C works.
A USD 2 billion ad hoc arbitration concerning a consultant's liability for deficient design, procurement and construction management of a large piece of international transport infrastructure.
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 the project company on the construction aspects of the development and project financing of the Nord Stream Baltic pipeline, which runs from Russia to Germany through the Baltic Sea and the exclusive economic zones of Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Germany.
Providing claims advice to the EPC Contractor in connection with the construction of a desalination plant in North Africa.