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Construction and Engineering Disputes

Our Construction and Engineering Disputes team works with some of the world’s largest owners, developers, contractors, consultants, and financiers to resolve complex construction disputes—frequently bet-the-company matters—in ways that support their business goals. Our attorneys have in-depth experience in the construction and engineering industries, with decades of experience in the disciplines of engineering, construction management, construction programming/scheduling -delay analysis, and construction cost accounting. We have top-ranked construction lawyers throughout our worldwide network of offices, giving King & Spalding one of the broadest and deepest benches of construction and engineering lawyers in the world.

Energy is our forte. We focus on disputes arising from upstream, midstream and downstream energy-related projects, including refineries, gas plants, LNG, GTL, pipelines, offshore production facilities, all types of power plants and other types of infrastructure projects. We also represent clients in significant disputes arising from the construction of buildings, factories, transportation and healthcare projects.

King & Spalding brings industry and legal experience, resourcefulness, tenacity and commitment to ensure legal and commercial success in construction dispute resolution. We represent clients in construction-related disputes ranging from a few million dollars to over $10 billion, and litigate disputes concerning projects throughout the U.S., South America, the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia.

We often work as “Project Counsel” with clients during construction to manage issues as they arise, ensuring that our clients’ interests are fully protected and that they are in the best position possible to amicably resolve issues. Yet, when a formal dispute is unavoidable, we are at home in every type of dispute resolution forum—state and federal court, domestic and international arbitration, and in-project dispute resolution boards.

We have experience in the full gamut of construction-related claims including:

  • delays and cost overruns;
  • disruption and productivity impacts;
  • casualty events and industrial accidents;
  • engineering defects;
  • noncompliance with specifications, warranties, and performance guarantees;
  • HSE issues; and
  • state interference and expropriation issues.
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Construction Practice Group of the Year


Law360, 2021, 2020, 2018

Number 1 – International Arbitration Practice Worldwide


Global Arbitration Review, 2022 and 2020

Band 1 - Construction: Texas


Chambers USA, 2022

Ranked for Construction (Multi-jurisdictional)


Chambers Global, 2022

Ranked in Chambers construction categories, globally


Chambers USA, Chambers APAC (Singapore & Japan), Chambers Global (UAE) 2022

Ranked as a leading firm for Construction: International Arbitration


Chambers UK, 2023

Ranked in Legal 500 construction categories, globally


Legal 500 US, EMEA (UK, UAE), APAC (Japan), 2022

Band 1: The Elite, and Global Market Leader - International Arbitration


Chambers Global, 2022

Tier 1 - International Arbitration


Legal 500: US, Latin America and APAC (Singapore), 2022

Tier 1 - Construction: Saudi Arabia


Legal 500 EMEA, 2022

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Recognition

Construction Practice Group of the Year


Law360, 2021, 2020, 2018

Number 1 – International Arbitration Practice Worldwide


Global Arbitration Review, 2022 and 2020

Band 1 - Construction: Texas


Chambers USA, 2022

Ranked for Construction (Multi-jurisdictional)


Chambers Global, 2022

Ranked in Chambers construction categories, globally


Chambers USA, Chambers APAC (Singapore & Japan), Chambers Global (UAE) 2022

Ranked as a leading firm for Construction: International Arbitration


Chambers UK, 2023

Ranked in Legal 500 construction categories, globally


Legal 500 US, EMEA (UK, UAE), APAC (Japan), 2022

Band 1: The Elite, and Global Market Leader - International Arbitration


Chambers Global, 2022

Tier 1 - International Arbitration


Legal 500: US, Latin America and APAC (Singapore), 2022

Tier 1 - Construction: Saudi Arabia


Legal 500 EMEA, 2022