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Paige Crewson

T: +971 4 407 3928 M: +44 7833 092 322 Email Paige | Vcard Office: Dubai

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Up and coming - UAE, Construction (non-contentious)

Up and coming - UAE, Construction (non-contentious)

Paige Crewson Of counsel

Contact details

Paige Crewson

Paige Crewson
Of counsel

T: +971 4 407 3928 M: +44 7833 092 322 Email Paige | Vcard Office: Dubai

A senior construction lawyer with strong technical and commercial understanding, Paige focuses on international energy and infrastructure projects. She works with clients to incorporate complex concepts into readily understandable documents which are integrated with other project documents and either based on standard forms (such as FIDIC and IChemE) or bespoke.
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With a background in architecture, Paige understands construction risks. She has advised on various project structures, including PPP/PFI and spent several years litigating and arbitrating construction disputes.  When bringing her sector expertise to bear on a project, she adds a personal touch.  Past clients describe her as personable, professional and fun to work with:

“Paige acted as our legal counsel for a number of infrastructure projects on Leeds BSF. Her knowledge of our sector was excellent, her team always delivered to our deadlines, and I found her extremely supportive and professional, as well as being fun to work with.” Tristan Meredith, bid director at Interserve

“Paige is a very professional and capable lawyer. Her detailed knowledge of the sector meant that her advice on our complex transaction was invaluable and she was able to 'think outside the box' to keep the momentum going. She is highly personable and worked extremely well with both parties to the transaction.” Nick Woellwarth, senior investment manager at John Laing

"Paige was able to distil complicated scientific scenarios into words that could be understood by a broad range of readers. Paige appeared to enjoy these challenges and mind-bending exercises. It was a pleasure working with her.” Owen McElhinney, P.Eng.

She "…commands respect with her technical knowledge and commercial insight."
Chambers Global 2015

  • Projects and infrastructure
  • Shipbuilding and offshore construction
  • Construction and engineering dispute resolution
  • Public and private M&A
  • Joint ventures

Paige’s projects experience spans energy, transport, schools, healthcare and other sectors.   She works closely with the technical and commercial teams to efficiently allocate typical project risks in line with market norms and to identify atypical project risks. 

Middle East LNG

An incorporated joint-venture on the development and construction of an onshore LNG regasification terminal on the Arabian Peninsula.

Philippine clean coal

Philippine power company on the engineering, procurement and construction of a 300 MW circulating-fluidised-bed coal fired power generation project on Mindanao Island in the Philippines.

Largest UK PFI waste sector project

Petrochemical Company and its joint venture partners on the construction of an Energy from Waste (EFW) plant at Runcorn, England as part of the Greater Manchester integrated waste PPP project.

Thames Gateway Bridge

Transport for London on its proposed procurement of the Thames Gateway Bridge PPP Project valued at £380 million of capex and involving a toll road and public transport bridge over the river Thames.

Saudi hotels

Local developer on the design, procurement and construction aspects of  mixed-use, hospitality led developments in Jeddah and Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

UK schools projects

Various sponsors and contractors on the development of each of the Essex, Leeds, Plymouth, Sandwell, South Tyneside and Gateshead, Nottingham, Southwark and Blackburn Building Schools for the Future (BSF) schemes.

UK waste and energy from waste

Various sponsors on the construction contracts for their PFI energy from waste projects in Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Dublin, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes, Northampton and Hull, UK; and the funders on Cambridgeshire.

Canadian nuclear reactor construction

Canadian nuclear crown company on its joint venture development of two research-sized, MAPLE reactors and a new medical radioisotope processing facility at Chalk River Laboratories.

More: Projects and infrastructure

Paige advises on offshore projects as part of a multi-disciplinary team that brings together finance, shipping, energy and litigation lawyers.  She focuses on EPC and EPCIC contracts for fixed assets with experience in time charter party, new build and conversion contracts for vessels.

Scottish passenger port

P&O/Stena joint venture on the redevelopment of their ferry port in Cairnryan, Scotland.

Danish wind farm development

Large energy company on an offshore project in Denmark consisting of 111 wind turbines with a total generating capacity of nearly 400 MW.

Offshore LNG terminal in Chile

International energy company on developing an EPC Contract for an LNG re-gasification facility in Mejillones Bay, Northern Chile.

UK wind farm supply and construction

Turbine supplier on developing the Lynn and Inner Dowsing offshore wind farms near England, together consisting of 54 wind turbines with a total generating capacity of 194 MW.

Burmese offshore pipeline

A Korean company on the development of an offshore pipeline project in Burma.

More: Shipbuilding and offshore construction

A qualified barrister, Paige practised contentious construction during her early career.  She represented clients on construction related disputes in court and before arbitral panels.  She draws on this experience when identifying risks during non-contentious negotiations and when advising clients over the active construction phase of their projects.

Claim for extras

Arbitration of a claim for extras arising out of an erosion prevention project including an application for judicial review on admissibility of evidence

Energy from waste commissioning failure

Waste processing company as developer on commissioning difficulties arising at its EFW and recycling project in the UK

Construction lien litigation

Condominium developer’s dispute with a contractor and 27 sub-contractors involving litigation and arbitration of contract disputes, delay and deficiency issues, liens, construction trusts and bond claims

Phenolic roofing insurance claim

Roofing contractor’s claim against its insurer under a commercial general liability policy arising from the premature performance failure of phenolic roofing

Nuclear tendering dispute

Mechanical contractor’s claim alleging bid shopping by major nuclear energy corporation

Casino construction dispute

Developer on various disputes relating to construction of a CDN$1 billion casino and entertainment facility at Niagara Falls, Canada

Restoration dispute

A hotelier’s chain regarding delays and increased costs during the design and construction of an inn which incorporated historic ruins located on a flood plain

More: Construction and engineering dispute resolution

Paige has experience of preparing transactional documents for M&A deals but is more often called upon to give advice or performs specialist due diligence when construction and procurement issues arise on otherwise typical M&A transactions.

Nuclear regulation

An EU based investor on the impact of dual-use regulations and the EU arms embargo on China on the purchase of a foreign company holding uranium assets.

Nuclear consultancy purchase

A international engineering support services company on its acquisition of UKAEA Limited, a nuclear consultancy that provides nuclear site management, decommissioning services and technical consultancy services.

Canadian plastics purchase

Environmental due diligence on the purchase of a large plastics manufacturing corporation in Canada.

UK infrastructure

Institutional investors on secondary market purchases of groups of UK social infrastructure projects.

Canadian steel refinery

Construction related and other due diligence on the purchase of a large Canadian steel refinery.

UK wind farm

Investors on construction related and other due diligence on the purchase of UK wind farm assets.

More: Public & Private M&A

Paige’s experience of joint ventures in the energy and infrastructure sectors enables her to identify the particular commercial and practical concerns that a business operating in those sectors may have. She advises on the range of issues which can arise while taking into account the parties’ attitudes towards risk.

Canadian-Saudi copper mining joint venture

Canadian Mining Company on its joint venture with a Saudi Arabian company for the development of a copper mine, including selling a 50 percent interest in the project.

Middle East LNG

An incorporated joint-venture on the development and construction of an onshore LNG regasification terminal on the Arabian Peninsula.

Largest UK PFI waste sector project

Petrochemical Company and its joint venture partners on the construction of an Energy from Waste (EFW) plant at Runcorn, England as part of the Greater Manchester integrated waste PPP project.

Scottish passenger port

P&O/Stena joint venture in relation to the redevelopment of their ferry port in Cairnryan, Scotland.

Kuwait hospital

Joint venture between two Kuwaiti companies on the development of a quasi-public healthcare facility in Kuwait City.

Canadian nuclear reactor construction

Canadian nuclear crown company on its joint venture development of two research-sized MAPLE reactors and a new medical radioisotope processing facility at Chalk River Laboratories.

More: Joint ventures
  • Construction and engineering
  • Oil and gas
  • Power and renewables
  • Offshore

Non-contentious construction forms the cornerstone of Paige’s practice.  She uses her technical education, commercial knowledge and creativity to global projects under local or English law.  She focuses on ensuring construction documents fairly reflect project objectives and are properly integrated with other project and financing documents.

Middle East LNG

Incorporated joint-venture on the development and construction of an onshore LNG regasification terminal on the Arabian Peninsula.

Abu Dhabi port

Project sponsor on design and construction contracts for a greenfield foundry project in the Khalifa Port area, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Saudi hotels

Local developer on the design, procurement and construction aspects of  mixed-use, hospitality led developments in Jeddah and Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

Kuwaiti hospital

Joint venture between two Kuwaiti companies on the development of a quasi-public healthcare facility in Kuwait City

Philippine clean coal

Philippine power company on the engineering, procurement and construction of a 300 MW circulating-fluidised-bed coal fired power generation project on Mindanao Island in the Philippines.

Largest UK PFI waste sector project

Petrochemical Company and its joint venture partners on the construction of an Energy from Waste (EFW) plant at Runcorn, England as part of the Greater Manchester integrated waste PPP project.

Thames Gateway Bridge

Transport for London on its proposed procurement of the Thames Gateway Bridge PPP Project valued at £380 million of capex and involving a toll road and public transport bridge over the river Thames.

Canadian nuclear reactor construction

Canadian nuclear crown company on its joint venture development of two research-sized MAPLE reactors and a new medical radioisotope processing facility at Chalk River Laboratories.

More: Construction and engineering

Regularly advising oil and gas companies on liquefied natural gas (LNG) and petrochemical plant projects, Paige also has experience of advising a broader selection of stakeholders on oil and gas related projects, including pipelines and oilfield services. 

Middle East LNG

An incorporated joint-venture on the development and construction of an onshore LNG regasification terminal on the Arabian Peninsula

Sumatra LNG

International maritime shipping company on an LNG regasification terminal project in Indonesia

Chilean LNG terminal

International energy company on developing an EPC Contract for an LNG re-gasification facility in Mejillones Bay, Northern Chile

Far East LNG liquefaction

Leading Russian petroleum company on the front end engineering and design contract for an LNG liquefaction plant, and associated facilities and pipeline being developed in the Far East

Burmese offshore pipeline

Korean company on the development of an offshore pipeline project in Burma

Russian LDPE plant

Large Russian petrochemical company on EPC Contracts and other agreements to effect the revamping and expansion of a low density polyethylene plant in the Russian Federation

Russian nepheline sinter plant

Alumina producer on engineering and supplying contracts for a new nepheline sinter plant having a production capacity of 3700 tonnes per day in the Russian Federation

Environmental Russian oil refinery

Project sponsor on the development and construction of a state of the art, low environmental impact oil refinery in Krasnodar, Russian Federation

More: Oil and gas

In addition to her experience advising on traditional fossil fuel and renewable power projects, Paige participated in INLA’s international liability working group and WNA’s task force on international nuclear liability law, assisting with the identification of sector specific risks and the development of recommended contract forms.

Iraqi gas-fired power

A Japanese oil and gas developer on the development of a gas fired power plant to service its oilfield development in Iraq

Philippine clean coal

A Philippine power company on the engineering, procurement and construction of a 300 MW circulating-fluidised-bed coal fired power generation project on Mindanao Island in the Philippines

UK energy from waste projects

Advising the various sponsors on the construction contracts for their energy from waste projects in Manchester, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Dublin, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes, Northampton and Hull, UK

UAE nuclear

The consortium leader for one of three short listed bidders for the Abu Dhabi new-build nuclear power generation program

Danish wind farm development

Large energy company on an offshore project in Denmark consisting of 111 wind turbines with a total generating capacity of nearly 400 MW

UK wind farm supply and construction

Turbine supplier on developing the Lynn and Inner Dowsing offshore wind farms near England, together consisting of 54 wind turbines with a total generating capacity of 194 MW

UK wind farm M&A

Investors on construction related and other due diligence on the purchase of UK wind farm assets

Generation and transmission in Sierra Leone

An American solar company on its agreement to project manage a power plant and transmission grid project in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Nigerian gas generation

A Nigerian company on its turbine purchase agreement and EPC contract for a 30 MW power plant in Sokoto State, Nigeria

Canadian gas cogeneration

A mechanical and electrical contractor in relation to the development of a 480 MW gas cogeneration plant in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

More: Power and renewables

Paige advises on offshore projects as part of a multi-disciplinary team that brings together finance, shipping, energy and litigation lawyers. She focuses on EPC and EPCIC contracts for fixed assets but has experience with time charter party, new build and conversion contracts for vessels.

Indonesian LNG

International maritime shipping company on an LNG regasification terminal project in Indonesia.

Chilean LNG terminal

International energy company on developing an EPC Contract for an LNG re-gasification facility in Mejillones Bay, Northern Chile.

Danish wind farm development

Large energy company on an offshore project in Denmark consisting of 111 wind turbines with a total generating capacity of nearly 400 MW.

UK wind farm supply and construction

Turbine supplier on developing the Lynn and Inner Dowsing offshore wind farms near England, together consisting of 54 wind turbines with a total generating capacity of 194 MW.

Burmese offshore pipeline

Korean company on the development of an offshore pipeline project in Burma.

More: Offshore
  • The Middle East
  • UK
  • North America
  • Asia
  • CIS and CEE

Kuwaiti hospital

Joint venture between two Kuwaiti companies on the development of a quasi-public healthcare facility in Kuwait City

Saudi air ambulance bases

American helicopter company on the construction of operations bases across Saudi Arabia to provide air ambulance services to the Saudi Red Crescent Authority

Saudi hotels

Local developer on the design, procurement and construction aspects of  mixed-use, hospitality led developments in Jeddah and Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Abu Dhabi port

Project sponsor on design and construction contracts for a greenfield foundry project in the Khalifa Port area, Abu Dhabi, UAE

UAE new nuclear power plant

Consortium leader for one of three short listed bidders for the Abu Dhabi new-build nuclear power generation program

Saudi oilfield services camp

Canadian oilfield services company on contracts for Omani fabrication and delivery of a camp for drilling rigs located in Saudi Arabia

More: The Middle East

UK Schools Projects

Various sponsors and contractors on the development of each of the Essex, Leeds, Plymouth, Sandwell, South Tyneside and Gateshead, Nottingham, Southwark and Blackburn Building Schools for the Future (BSF) schemes.

UK nuclear

UK utility on its Nuclear Decommissioning Fund obligations and its long-term exposure in the event of a shortfall.

UK waste and energy from waste

Various sponsors on the construction contracts for their energy from waste projects in Manchester, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Dublin, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes, Northampton and Hull, UK and advising the funders on the Cambridgeshire waste PFI project.

UK hospitals

Sponsoring consortium on developing the design and construction contracts for the development of the Tameside and Salford Hospitals in Northern England.

UK social housing

Sponsor on the consultants appointments for the Kent Better Homes Active Lives social housing PFI project.

More: UK

Nuclear reactor construction dispute

Canadian nuclear crown company on the mediation and settlement of a dispute on its joint venture development of two research-sized MAPLE reactors and a new medical radioisotope processing facility at Chalk River Laboratories.

Nuclear tendering dispute

Canadian nuclear crown company in a tendering dispute relating to the refurbishment and retubing of CANDU nuclear reactors at the Bruce A Nuclear Generating Station

Securitisation

Canadian crown corporation on risk exposure and securitisation of CDN$45 and $75 million from debtors with high insolvency risk through irrevocable stand-by letters of credit and bonding.

World Trade Centre injunction

A software developer’s injunction proceedings and ownership dispute relating to subway management software for the World Trade Centre reconstruction in New York City.

More: North America

Philippine clean coal development

A Philippine group company on the engineering, procurement and construction of a 300 MW circulating-fluidised-bed coal fired power generation project on Mindanao Island in the Philippines.

Sumatra LNG

An international shipping company on an LNG regasification terminal project in Indonesia.

Burmese offshore pipeline

A Korean company on the development of an offshore pipeline project in Burma.

More: Asia

Russian LDPE plant

A large Russian petrochemical company on EPC Contracts and other agreements to effect the revamping and expansion of a low density polyethylene plant in the Russian Federation

Russian nepheline sinter plant

An alumina producer on engineering and supplying contracts for a new nepheline sinter plant having a production capacity of 3700 tonnes per day in the Russian Federation

Environmentally friendly Russian oil refinery

The project sponsor on the development and construction of a state of the art, low environmental impact oil refinery in Krasnodar, Russian Federation

Far East LNG liquefaction

A leading Russian petroleum company on the front end engineering and design contract for an LNG liquefaction plant, and associated facilities and pipeline being developed in the Far East

Azerbaijan polymer plant

Lenders on $489 million project financing of the construction of petrochemical facilities in Sumqayit, Azerbaijan

More: CIS and CEE

Awards

Up and coming - UAE, Construction (non-contentious)

Up and coming - UAE, Construction (non-contentious)

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