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Richard Black, Principal Associate

Richard Black

Principal Associate

Languages

English and French

Practice areas

  • Construction and engineering

Practice notes

Richard is a Principal Associate in our Construction and Engineering group, based in London.

He is a qualified solicitor-advocate and has experience advising on complex international arbitrations and statutory adjudications.

Richard’s arbitration experience includes acting for:

  • A global energy solutions provided in in LCIA proceedings (EUR50m claim) in relation to the supply, installation, operation and maintenance of a gas power plant (English law, seat Zurich).
  • A large Chinese contractor as claimant in VIAC arbitration proceedings (USD80m claim; USD160m counterclaim) in relation to the design and construction of a hydropower plant in Vietnam (Vietnamese law, seat Hanoi).
  • An Italian contractor as respondent in ICC arbitration proceedings (EUR12m claim; EUR10m counterclaim) in relation to the design and construction of a residential tower in Poland (Polish law, seat Warsaw).
  • A supplier as respondent in LCIA arbitration proceedings (EUR10m claim; EUR2.5m counterclaim) in relation to the implementation of a warehouse management system in Moscow (English law, seat London).
  • A Middle Eastern consultancy company as Claimant in LCIA proceedings (EUR45m) in relation to amounts due under a consultancy contract (English law, seat London).
  • An African Government as respondent in ICC arbitration proceedings (claim estimated at over USD100m) in relation to a dispute over oil and gas exploration rights (English law, seat London).

Richard’s recent adjudication experience includes acting for:

  • A contractor as claimant in a “smash and grab” adjudication to recover unpaid amounts of c. €1 million.
  • A developer as respondent in a claim relating to delay and costs arising from an alleged compensation event under an NEC3 contract.
  • A contractor as Claimant in an adjudication in England in relation to the construction of an energy-from-waste plant.