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Andrea Stauber is a partner in King & Spalding’s International Arbitration and Construction Disputes practice groups, based in London. Andrea focuses on complex international commercial disputes, particularly in the construction, engineering, infrastructure and energy sectors. She has advised owners and developers, main contractors, subcontractors, consultants and equipment suppliers on a variety of major projects, including roads, airports, power plants, oil and gas processing facilities, wind farms and chemical plants.

Andrea regularly represents clients in international arbitration under ICC, LCIA, SIAC, AAA, UNCITRAL and ICSID rules, and advises clients across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the U.S. She is experienced in litigation, adjudication, mediation and expert determination. In addition, she provides strategic risk management and pragmatic dispute avoidance advice throughout the execution phase of projects, with a view to achieving commercial solutions in line with her clients’ business needs. 

Andrea had the opportunity to complete a secondment with a multi-national joint venture comprising two leading engineering and construction companies, during which she provided ongoing practical and strategic advice to project teams and management about contract administration, dispute avoidance and dispute resolution in relation to the construction of a combined-cycle power plant within a LNG facility.

Andrea is recommended for Construction (Contentious) in Legal 500 (UK) 2022, and was recognised by Legal 500 (UK) as a Rising Star in 2019. She is also an elected member of Council for the Society of Construction Law (UK). 

Credentials

High Court of Australia

Supreme Court of South Australia

Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

Law Institute of Victoria

Law Society of England and Wales

Society of Construction Law (Council Member)

English

German

Recommended for Construction (Contentious)


Legal 500 UK (2022)

Rising Star


Legal500 International Arbitration Powerlist 2019 (UK)

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Recommended for Construction (Contentious)


Legal 500 UK (2022)

Rising Star


Legal500 International Arbitration Powerlist 2019 (UK)

Matters

Representing a major oil and gas company in an ICC arbitration relating to disputed delay, disruption and variation claims arising from the construction of a gas processing plant and pipeline in Northern Africa. The arbitration is seated in Vienna and governed by English law.

Advising a major oil and gas service provider with respect to claims involving termination of a contract on grounds of force majeure arising from COVID-19 on a project in the Middle East.

Acting for a major chemical company in relation to disputed delay, variation and defect claims and entitlement to liquidated damages arising from the construction of a process plant. The amount in dispute was over USD 300 million and the contract was governed by the laws of England and Wales.

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Representing a major oil and gas company in an ICC arbitration relating to disputed delay, disruption and variation claims arising from the construction of a gas processing plant and pipeline in Northern Africa. The arbitration is seated in Vienna and governed by English law.

Advising a major oil and gas service provider with respect to claims involving termination of a contract on grounds of force majeure arising from COVID-19 on a project in the Middle East.

Acting for a major chemical company in relation to disputed delay, variation and defect claims and entitlement to liquidated damages arising from the construction of a process plant. The amount in dispute was over USD 300 million and the contract was governed by the laws of England and Wales.

Acting for a developer of renewable energy projects in an LCIA arbitration relating to the construction of a solar photovoltaic power plant in Mongolia. The arbitration is seated in London and governed by Mongolian law.

Acting for an international contractor in an ICSID arbitration against the State of Kuwait concerning the construction of a major infrastructure project in Kuwait.

Representing a major oil & gas equipment provider with respect to a dispute involving the sale of drilling technology.

Representing a leading international equipment supplier for the power, oil and gas industry in a series of AAA arbitrations seated in New York regarding a small-sale LNG plant project in Nigeria.

Represented a Korean contractor in an UNCITRAL arbitration arising out of disputes concerning the construction of a mine in Western Australia. The arbitration is seated in Singapore and the governing law is the law of Western Australia. The amount in dispute was over AUD 2.5 billion.

Represented a major Indian oil and gas company in ad hoc UNCITRAL arbitration in New Delhi against the Government of India in relation to the company’s right to cost recovery under a PSC.

Represented a U.S. engineering and construction firm in a LCIA arbitration seated in London with regard to force majeure and delay claims arising from the construction of an oil processing plant in the Middle East.

Represented an international contractor in an ad hoc arbitration under UNCITRAL Rules involving claims for delay and disruption, variations and cost overruns arising from the construction of a gas-fired power station.

Represented a civil infrastructure contractor in contractual dispute resolution procedures and a subsequent arbitration against a government authority relating to the construction of a highway.

Represented an East Asian company in a SIAC arbitration in relation to a dispute about taxation obligations in India under a consortium agreement.

Represented a U.S. satellite telecommunications firm in an ICC arbitration against a Philippine telecommunications company concerning satellite communications products and services for merchant ships.

Obtained an interim injunction for Australia’s largest privately owned builder in the Supreme Court of Queensland, and subsequent proceedings to challenge an AUD 4.8m adjudication determination.

Advised clients on various disputes concerning commercial and industrial construction and infrastructure projects, including advising on contractual claims and dispute resolution procedures arising under both bespoke and all major forms of international construction contracts, and representing clients in mediation, expert determination and arbitration.

Matters

Representing a major oil and gas company in an ICC arbitration relating to disputed delay, disruption and variation claims arising from the construction of a gas processing plant and pipeline in Northern Africa. The arbitration is seated in Vienna and governed by English law.

Advising a major oil and gas service provider with respect to claims involving termination of a contract on grounds of force majeure arising from COVID-19 on a project in the Middle East.

Acting for a major chemical company in relation to disputed delay, variation and defect claims and entitlement to liquidated damages arising from the construction of a process plant. The amount in dispute was over USD 300 million and the contract was governed by the laws of England and Wales.

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Matters

Representing a major oil and gas company in an ICC arbitration relating to disputed delay, disruption and variation claims arising from the construction of a gas processing plant and pipeline in Northern Africa. The arbitration is seated in Vienna and governed by English law.

Advising a major oil and gas service provider with respect to claims involving termination of a contract on grounds of force majeure arising from COVID-19 on a project in the Middle East.

Acting for a major chemical company in relation to disputed delay, variation and defect claims and entitlement to liquidated damages arising from the construction of a process plant. The amount in dispute was over USD 300 million and the contract was governed by the laws of England and Wales.

Acting for a developer of renewable energy projects in an LCIA arbitration relating to the construction of a solar photovoltaic power plant in Mongolia. The arbitration is seated in London and governed by Mongolian law.

Acting for an international contractor in an ICSID arbitration against the State of Kuwait concerning the construction of a major infrastructure project in Kuwait.

Representing a major oil & gas equipment provider with respect to a dispute involving the sale of drilling technology.

Representing a leading international equipment supplier for the power, oil and gas industry in a series of AAA arbitrations seated in New York regarding a small-sale LNG plant project in Nigeria.

Represented a Korean contractor in an UNCITRAL arbitration arising out of disputes concerning the construction of a mine in Western Australia. The arbitration is seated in Singapore and the governing law is the law of Western Australia. The amount in dispute was over AUD 2.5 billion.

Represented a major Indian oil and gas company in ad hoc UNCITRAL arbitration in New Delhi against the Government of India in relation to the company’s right to cost recovery under a PSC.

Represented a U.S. engineering and construction firm in a LCIA arbitration seated in London with regard to force majeure and delay claims arising from the construction of an oil processing plant in the Middle East.

Represented an international contractor in an ad hoc arbitration under UNCITRAL Rules involving claims for delay and disruption, variations and cost overruns arising from the construction of a gas-fired power station.

Represented a civil infrastructure contractor in contractual dispute resolution procedures and a subsequent arbitration against a government authority relating to the construction of a highway.

Represented an East Asian company in a SIAC arbitration in relation to a dispute about taxation obligations in India under a consortium agreement.

Represented a U.S. satellite telecommunications firm in an ICC arbitration against a Philippine telecommunications company concerning satellite communications products and services for merchant ships.

Obtained an interim injunction for Australia’s largest privately owned builder in the Supreme Court of Queensland, and subsequent proceedings to challenge an AUD 4.8m adjudication determination.

Advised clients on various disputes concerning commercial and industrial construction and infrastructure projects, including advising on contractual claims and dispute resolution procedures arising under both bespoke and all major forms of international construction contracts, and representing clients in mediation, expert determination and arbitration.

Credentials

High Court of Australia

Supreme Court of South Australia

Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

Law Institute of Victoria

Law Society of England and Wales

Society of Construction Law (Council Member)

English

German

Recommended for Construction (Contentious)


Legal 500 UK (2022)

Rising Star


Legal500 International Arbitration Powerlist 2019 (UK)

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Recognition

Recommended for Construction (Contentious)


Legal 500 UK (2022)

Rising Star


Legal500 International Arbitration Powerlist 2019 (UK)