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Shareena Edmonds is a construction lawyer, focusing on international arbitration and the resolution of disputes arising out of major international energy and infrastructure projects. She has represented owners and contractors in disputes concerning a number of complex, high value projects around the world, with a particular focus on oil, gas, power, offshore and shipbuilding projects.

Shareena has acted as counsel in international arbitrations under most of the major arbitral rules (including ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, LMAA).

As well as representing clients throughout the dispute resolution process, Shareena provides strategic advice and acts as project counsel, assisting clients to manage, and minimise, risk on claims and disputes during the project execution phase.

Shareena is recommended for International Arbitration in Legal 500 UK 2021, in which she is recognized as being “extremely diligent and effective. Cuts through complicated and complex matters with her no-nonsense approach. Somebody in whom I would have absolute confident in doing a stellar job” and was praised for her “brilliant client management and expert management skills”. She is also recommended (and ranked Band 3) for Construction: International Arbitration in Chambers UK 2021, which notes:

“She is an outstanding litigator with an excellent grasp of construction law and an innate instinct for the right answer.”

In 2020, Shareena was named in the Acritas Star Lawyer database of stand-out lawyers nominated by clients’ senior in-house counsel for their exceptional client service.

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Credentials

Legal Practice Course, Nottingham Law School, UK

B.A., University of Nottingham, England, honors

England and Wales

Society of Construction Law

German

Recommended for Construction: International Arbitration Band 3


CHAMBERS UK, 2021

“An outstanding litigator with an excellent grasp of construction law and an innate instinct for the right answer.”


CHAMBERS UK, 2021

“Shareena’s strengths are her ability to make complex issues understandable and her exceptional client management.”


CHAMBERS UK, 2021

"She manages to make construction disputes intelligible to non-specialists. She has command over her subject area and her case management skills exhibit an equally strong grasp of both tactics and strategy."


CHAMBERS UK, 2021

Recommended for International Arbitration


LEGAL 500 UK, 2021

“extremely diligent and effective. Cuts through complicated and complex matters with her no-nonsense approach. Somebody in whom I would have absolute confident in doing a stellar job”


LEGAL 500 UK, 2021

“very bright with brilliant client management and expert management skills”


LEGAL 500 UK, 2021

“a pleasure to work with” … “an automatic choice for complex energy and process projects.”


LEGAL 500 UK, 2021

Named in the inaugural Lawdragon Global Litigation 500


LAWDRAGON, 2021

Named Star Lawyer in database of stand-out lawyers nominated by clients’ senior in-house counsel for their exceptional client service


ACRITAS STAR LAWYER, 2020

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Recognition

Recommended for Construction: International Arbitration Band 3


CHAMBERS UK, 2021

“An outstanding litigator with an excellent grasp of construction law and an innate instinct for the right answer.”


CHAMBERS UK, 2021

“Shareena’s strengths are her ability to make complex issues understandable and her exceptional client management.”


CHAMBERS UK, 2021

"She manages to make construction disputes intelligible to non-specialists. She has command over her subject area and her case management skills exhibit an equally strong grasp of both tactics and strategy."


CHAMBERS UK, 2021

Recommended for International Arbitration


LEGAL 500 UK, 2021

“extremely diligent and effective. Cuts through complicated and complex matters with her no-nonsense approach. Somebody in whom I would have absolute confident in doing a stellar job”


LEGAL 500 UK, 2021

“very bright with brilliant client management and expert management skills”


LEGAL 500 UK, 2021

“a pleasure to work with” … “an automatic choice for complex energy and process projects.”


LEGAL 500 UK, 2021

Named in the inaugural Lawdragon Global Litigation 500


LAWDRAGON, 2021

Named Star Lawyer in database of stand-out lawyers nominated by clients’ senior in-house counsel for their exceptional client service


ACRITAS STAR LAWYER, 2020

Matters

Advised a consortium of multinational owners on the assessment and resolution of significant claims and disputes relating to the construction of a mega LNG project in Qatar, including claims made under the respective contracts for the two LNG trains, common sulfur facility, storage tanks and the receiving terminal in the UK.

Advised a Canadian gas exploration company in respect of its rights under a Production Sharing Agreement granted by an African State Government, and other ancillary agreements, in anticipation of a significant dispute and consequential impacts to its investments in the region.

Represented an oil major in UNCITRAL arbitration proceedings (seat London), concerning its rights to undertake Exclusive Operations under a Joint Operating Agreement for a field in North Africa.

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Advised a consortium of multinational owners on the assessment and resolution of significant claims and disputes relating to the construction of a mega LNG project in Qatar, including claims made under the respective contracts for the two LNG trains, common sulfur facility, storage tanks and the receiving terminal in the UK.

Advised a Canadian gas exploration company in respect of its rights under a Production Sharing Agreement granted by an African State Government, and other ancillary agreements, in anticipation of a significant dispute and consequential impacts to its investments in the region.

Represented an oil major in UNCITRAL arbitration proceedings (seat London), concerning its rights to undertake Exclusive Operations under a Joint Operating Agreement for a field in North Africa.

Advised an oil major in respect of its dispute with a drilling contractor, regarding the early demobilization of a drilling unit from a field in West Africa.

Represented a U.S. contractor defending a claim in the UK courts (Technology and Construction Court) concerning the construction of a pipeline offshore of West Africa.

Represented a Saudi Arabian contractor in ICC arbitration proceedings (seat Jeddah) concerning the design and project management of a power station in Saudi Arabia.

Represented a European contractor in UNCITRAL arbitration proceedings (seat Cairo) concerning works to upgrade the I&C systems at a power station in Egypt.

Represented a U.S. energy company in UK court proceedings (Technology and Construction Court and Court of Appeal) against an engineering company concerning the design of foundations for a power station in the Philippines.

Advised an Asian contractor undertaking early works in respect of a power plant in the Philippines, on the scope of its obligations and exposure in exiting the contract.

Advised a Korean contractor on the assessment and presentation of a range of high value and complex claims arising under an EPC contract for a large power plant in Saudi Arabia.

Advised a Korean contractor on a range of claims arising out of the construction of two major power plants in Saudi Arabia.

Advised a European contractor in connection with the assessment and resolution of potential claims by the owner, following an equipment failure at a power station, and the broader implications for the fleet.

Represented a Korean contractor in a dispute with a state entity, concerning delays and disruptions to a power project in Saudi Arabia.

Advised a leading Korean contractor on the assessment and resolution of claims for extensions of time and additional costs under a series of EPC contracts for a petrochemical expansion project in Saudi Arabia.

Advised a Korean contractor in connection with its claims concerning the construction of an LPG facility at a refinery in Kuwait.

Advised a Korean contractor on the assessment and resolution of its various claims arising out of the design and construction of a large gas project in the UAE.

Advised a joint venture company on claims arising out of the construction of a polyethylene plant in the UAE.

Advised a Korean contractor regarding significant claims for additional time and costs on a Fertilizer plant project in the UAE.

Advised a Saudi Arabian contractor on potential claims against the main contractor in relation to an aluminum smelter project in Qatar.

Advised the EPC joint venture contractor in disputes with the owner concerning the design and construction of a copper project in Zambia.

Advised a Korean contractor in respect of the resolution of a dispute regarding its alleged failure to meet performance guarantees for a water treatment plant in the Middle East.

Advised an international contractor in respect of its significant claims against a state entity, and ancillary disputes with subcontractors, following the termination of its EPC contract for a waste facility in the UAE.

Represented a European contractor on the resolution of claims and disputes arising under an NEC3 contract for the upgrading and uprating of a nuclear power plant.

Advised a European contractor for a major nuclear power project, on the presentation and pursuit of its significant claims for additional time and costs.

Represented a leading German contractor in adjudication proceedings under a contract with the operator, for waste retrieval, processing and storage facilities at a nuclear power plant in Eastern Europe.

Advised a European consortium supplying major equipment as part of an upgrade of a nuclear power station in Northern Europe.

Advised a large renewable energy company in relation to disputes arising from the termination of a contract for the construction of a hydropower project in Turkey.

Advised a joint venture contractor in respect of its claims against a state entity concerning the design of a hydropower project in Pakistan.

Advised a global agribusiness on a series of disputes connected to the design and implementation of works to deliver energy savings at various of its plants around the world.

Represented a global agribusiness in NAI arbitration proceedings (seat Amsterdam) concerning a Romanian oil seed and biodiesel joint venture.

Represented a major commodities company in LCIA arbitration proceedings (seat London) concerning its claim for damages resulting from an equipment failure at an oil extraction plant in the Ukraine.

Advised a European transportation and logistics company on claims and disputes arising under a contract for the construction of a port in South East Asia.

Advised a terminal operating company on claims and disputes arising under a concession agreement for a port in Nigeria.

Represented a Japanese contractor in ICC arbitration proceedings (seat Colombo) concerning its significant claims for time and costs against the owner of a major highway project in Sri Lanka.

Advised a Korean contractor on its claim for additional time and costs on an airport project in Oman.

Represented the owner in an ICC arbitration (seat London) against its Italian contractor concerning delay to the construction of a five-star hotel in Kiev.

Advised a global hospitality company in respect of claims and potential disputes arising during the execution phase of an offshore supply contract for a luxury hotel in KSA

Advised an asset management company in respect of the assessment of potential cladding claims for a number of hotels within its UK portfolio.

Advised an Italian subcontractor on its claim for recovery of a bonus payment relating to a major infrastructure project in Latin America.

Represented a US civil contractor in ICC arbitration proceedings (seat Geneva) concerning a Joint Venture Agreement for the construction of a bridge in the UK.

Represented a US aerospace company in UNCITRAL arbitration proceedings (seat London) against a state entity concerning its claims under an aircraft modification agreement.

Advised an owner in respect of the assessment and settlement of significant claims and counterclaims arising during the execution phase of an FLNG project.

Represented a Korean shipyard in LMAA arbitration proceedings (seat London) concerning the cancellation of a contract for the construction of a semi-submersible drilling rig.

Advised an oil major in respect of the assessment and resolution of claims against the contractor in relation to the delayed and defective construction of an FPSO vessel.

Represented a large European shipbuilding company in an LCIA arbitration (seat London) concerning the design and construction of a number of survey vessels.

Advised a Korean shipyard on the assessment and presentation of its claims for extensions of time and additional costs arising under a contract for the design and construction of a specialist decommissioning vessel.

Represented a European shipyard in LMAA arbitration proceedings (seat London) relating to the design and construction of a superyacht.

Matters

Advised a consortium of multinational owners on the assessment and resolution of significant claims and disputes relating to the construction of a mega LNG project in Qatar, including claims made under the respective contracts for the two LNG trains, common sulfur facility, storage tanks and the receiving terminal in the UK.

Advised a Canadian gas exploration company in respect of its rights under a Production Sharing Agreement granted by an African State Government, and other ancillary agreements, in anticipation of a significant dispute and consequential impacts to its investments in the region.

Represented an oil major in UNCITRAL arbitration proceedings (seat London), concerning its rights to undertake Exclusive Operations under a Joint Operating Agreement for a field in North Africa.

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Matters

Advised a consortium of multinational owners on the assessment and resolution of significant claims and disputes relating to the construction of a mega LNG project in Qatar, including claims made under the respective contracts for the two LNG trains, common sulfur facility, storage tanks and the receiving terminal in the UK.

Advised a Canadian gas exploration company in respect of its rights under a Production Sharing Agreement granted by an African State Government, and other ancillary agreements, in anticipation of a significant dispute and consequential impacts to its investments in the region.

Represented an oil major in UNCITRAL arbitration proceedings (seat London), concerning its rights to undertake Exclusive Operations under a Joint Operating Agreement for a field in North Africa.

Advised an oil major in respect of its dispute with a drilling contractor, regarding the early demobilization of a drilling unit from a field in West Africa.

Represented a U.S. contractor defending a claim in the UK courts (Technology and Construction Court) concerning the construction of a pipeline offshore of West Africa.

Represented a Saudi Arabian contractor in ICC arbitration proceedings (seat Jeddah) concerning the design and project management of a power station in Saudi Arabia.

Represented a European contractor in UNCITRAL arbitration proceedings (seat Cairo) concerning works to upgrade the I&C systems at a power station in Egypt.

Represented a U.S. energy company in UK court proceedings (Technology and Construction Court and Court of Appeal) against an engineering company concerning the design of foundations for a power station in the Philippines.

Advised an Asian contractor undertaking early works in respect of a power plant in the Philippines, on the scope of its obligations and exposure in exiting the contract.

Advised a Korean contractor on the assessment and presentation of a range of high value and complex claims arising under an EPC contract for a large power plant in Saudi Arabia.

Advised a Korean contractor on a range of claims arising out of the construction of two major power plants in Saudi Arabia.

Advised a European contractor in connection with the assessment and resolution of potential claims by the owner, following an equipment failure at a power station, and the broader implications for the fleet.

Represented a Korean contractor in a dispute with a state entity, concerning delays and disruptions to a power project in Saudi Arabia.

Advised a leading Korean contractor on the assessment and resolution of claims for extensions of time and additional costs under a series of EPC contracts for a petrochemical expansion project in Saudi Arabia.

Advised a Korean contractor in connection with its claims concerning the construction of an LPG facility at a refinery in Kuwait.

Advised a Korean contractor on the assessment and resolution of its various claims arising out of the design and construction of a large gas project in the UAE.

Advised a joint venture company on claims arising out of the construction of a polyethylene plant in the UAE.

Advised a Korean contractor regarding significant claims for additional time and costs on a Fertilizer plant project in the UAE.

Advised a Saudi Arabian contractor on potential claims against the main contractor in relation to an aluminum smelter project in Qatar.

Advised the EPC joint venture contractor in disputes with the owner concerning the design and construction of a copper project in Zambia.

Advised a Korean contractor in respect of the resolution of a dispute regarding its alleged failure to meet performance guarantees for a water treatment plant in the Middle East.

Advised an international contractor in respect of its significant claims against a state entity, and ancillary disputes with subcontractors, following the termination of its EPC contract for a waste facility in the UAE.

Represented a European contractor on the resolution of claims and disputes arising under an NEC3 contract for the upgrading and uprating of a nuclear power plant.

Advised a European contractor for a major nuclear power project, on the presentation and pursuit of its significant claims for additional time and costs.

Represented a leading German contractor in adjudication proceedings under a contract with the operator, for waste retrieval, processing and storage facilities at a nuclear power plant in Eastern Europe.

Advised a European consortium supplying major equipment as part of an upgrade of a nuclear power station in Northern Europe.

Advised a large renewable energy company in relation to disputes arising from the termination of a contract for the construction of a hydropower project in Turkey.

Advised a joint venture contractor in respect of its claims against a state entity concerning the design of a hydropower project in Pakistan.

Advised a global agribusiness on a series of disputes connected to the design and implementation of works to deliver energy savings at various of its plants around the world.

Represented a global agribusiness in NAI arbitration proceedings (seat Amsterdam) concerning a Romanian oil seed and biodiesel joint venture.

Represented a major commodities company in LCIA arbitration proceedings (seat London) concerning its claim for damages resulting from an equipment failure at an oil extraction plant in the Ukraine.

Advised a European transportation and logistics company on claims and disputes arising under a contract for the construction of a port in South East Asia.

Advised a terminal operating company on claims and disputes arising under a concession agreement for a port in Nigeria.

Represented a Japanese contractor in ICC arbitration proceedings (seat Colombo) concerning its significant claims for time and costs against the owner of a major highway project in Sri Lanka.

Advised a Korean contractor on its claim for additional time and costs on an airport project in Oman.

Represented the owner in an ICC arbitration (seat London) against its Italian contractor concerning delay to the construction of a five-star hotel in Kiev.

Advised a global hospitality company in respect of claims and potential disputes arising during the execution phase of an offshore supply contract for a luxury hotel in KSA

Advised an asset management company in respect of the assessment of potential cladding claims for a number of hotels within its UK portfolio.

Advised an Italian subcontractor on its claim for recovery of a bonus payment relating to a major infrastructure project in Latin America.

Represented a US civil contractor in ICC arbitration proceedings (seat Geneva) concerning a Joint Venture Agreement for the construction of a bridge in the UK.

Represented a US aerospace company in UNCITRAL arbitration proceedings (seat London) against a state entity concerning its claims under an aircraft modification agreement.

Advised an owner in respect of the assessment and settlement of significant claims and counterclaims arising during the execution phase of an FLNG project.

Represented a Korean shipyard in LMAA arbitration proceedings (seat London) concerning the cancellation of a contract for the construction of a semi-submersible drilling rig.

Advised an oil major in respect of the assessment and resolution of claims against the contractor in relation to the delayed and defective construction of an FPSO vessel.

Represented a large European shipbuilding company in an LCIA arbitration (seat London) concerning the design and construction of a number of survey vessels.

Advised a Korean shipyard on the assessment and presentation of its claims for extensions of time and additional costs arising under a contract for the design and construction of a specialist decommissioning vessel.

Represented a European shipyard in LMAA arbitration proceedings (seat London) relating to the design and construction of a superyacht.

Credentials

Legal Practice Course, Nottingham Law School, UK

B.A., University of Nottingham, England, honors

England and Wales

Society of Construction Law

German

Recommended for Construction: International Arbitration Band 3


CHAMBERS UK, 2021

“An outstanding litigator with an excellent grasp of construction law and an innate instinct for the right answer.”


CHAMBERS UK, 2021

“Shareena’s strengths are her ability to make complex issues understandable and her exceptional client management.”


CHAMBERS UK, 2021

"She manages to make construction disputes intelligible to non-specialists. She has command over her subject area and her case management skills exhibit an equally strong grasp of both tactics and strategy."


CHAMBERS UK, 2021

Recommended for International Arbitration


LEGAL 500 UK, 2021

“extremely diligent and effective. Cuts through complicated and complex matters with her no-nonsense approach. Somebody in whom I would have absolute confident in doing a stellar job”


LEGAL 500 UK, 2021

“very bright with brilliant client management and expert management skills”


LEGAL 500 UK, 2021

“a pleasure to work with” … “an automatic choice for complex energy and process projects.”


LEGAL 500 UK, 2021

Named in the inaugural Lawdragon Global Litigation 500


LAWDRAGON, 2021

Named Star Lawyer in database of stand-out lawyers nominated by clients’ senior in-house counsel for their exceptional client service


ACRITAS STAR LAWYER, 2020

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Recognition

Recommended for Construction: International Arbitration Band 3


CHAMBERS UK, 2021

“An outstanding litigator with an excellent grasp of construction law and an innate instinct for the right answer.”


CHAMBERS UK, 2021

“Shareena’s strengths are her ability to make complex issues understandable and her exceptional client management.”


CHAMBERS UK, 2021

"She manages to make construction disputes intelligible to non-specialists. She has command over her subject area and her case management skills exhibit an equally strong grasp of both tactics and strategy."


CHAMBERS UK, 2021

Recommended for International Arbitration


LEGAL 500 UK, 2021

“extremely diligent and effective. Cuts through complicated and complex matters with her no-nonsense approach. Somebody in whom I would have absolute confident in doing a stellar job”


LEGAL 500 UK, 2021

“very bright with brilliant client management and expert management skills”


LEGAL 500 UK, 2021

“a pleasure to work with” … “an automatic choice for complex energy and process projects.”


LEGAL 500 UK, 2021

Named in the inaugural Lawdragon Global Litigation 500


LAWDRAGON, 2021

Named Star Lawyer in database of stand-out lawyers nominated by clients’ senior in-house counsel for their exceptional client service


ACRITAS STAR LAWYER, 2020