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Ron Nobbs

Ron Nobbs
Partner

T: +44 20 7809 2280 M: +44 7831 245 682 Email Ron | Vcard Office: London

A construction and engineering law expert, Ron is highly rated by his clients and in legal directories. Recognised for giving practical yet innovative legal and strategic advice, Ron is totally committed and absolutely tenacious in pursuing his clients' objectives.
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Ron has over 26 years' experience working for UK and international clients on construction and engineering projects around the world. From roads, railways, tunnels, bridges, airports and ports to stadiums, factories, hotels, offices, retail, housing, power stations, process plants, waste facilities, oil rigs and FPSO's, Ron has worked on some of the world's largest projects and used all of the principal forms of contract including JCT, NEC, FIDIC, ICE, IChemE, GC/works as well as numerous bespoke forms.

Ron has acted as legal advisor on projects covering all major forms of procurement including EPC, EPIC, DBFO, PPP and partnering. He also has extensive real time project pre-dispute and dispute management expertise including mediation, adjudication, arbitration (under ICC, LCIA and UNCITRAL Rules amongst others) and litigation. Chambers UK records that Ron is "an incredibly experienced litigator" and "very thorough, diligent and great to work with".

Ron also advised the winning contractor in the leading decision of Walter Lilly v DMW Developments and Giles Mackay. Graham Corless, a former Director says "Ron provided innovative legal and strategic advice and worked tirelessly with our team for 3.5 years to achieve the best outcome for us".

Ron also regularly lectures on construction and engineering law issues to UK and international audiences. Ron is recognised by Chambers UK, The Legal 500 and Legal Business as a leading practitioner.

"Ron Nobbs has superb judgement and tactical skills"

The Legal 500 UK 2016

  • Construction and engineering dispute resolution
  • Projects and infrastructure

Walter Lilly, UK

Acting on this leading construction case on global claims, notices, extensions of time, loss and expense and disclosure arising from the development of a £60 million private home in London.

Major international hotel groups

Acting for two major international hotel groups in adjudication disputes with their contractors arising out of major refurbishment fit out projects. These included claims for defects, delays and additional costs.

Flagship hotel in London

Acting for a major international hotel group on the significant High Court litigation arising out of the fit out of their flagship hotel in London.

Owners of a prestigious development

We are acting for the owners of a prestigious development in their dispute with the main contractor arising out of defects with the façade of the building.

Contractor for the refurbishment of major sports and entertainment arena

Acting for the contractor in relation to disputes arising out of the refurbishment of major sports and entertainment arena.

Contractors and developers

Advising contractors and developers on UK and international commercial and residential developments and disputes arising from them including ground conditions, curtain walling and M&E works.

Insurers

Advising insurers on a number of subrogated claims for consultants and contractors on education and hotel projects.

Italian contractor

Advising an Italian contractor on an international arbitration arising out of the construction of a large New Town mixed-use development project in Hong Kong.

More: Construction and engineering dispute resolution

Main contractor for airports

Advising a main contractor in relation to disputes at Heathrow and Stansted airports.

Main contractors in education projects

Advising main contractors in relation to a series of education projects.

Leading global engineering contractor

Acting on a major dispute on the London Underground and advising on two adjudications and the subsequent court case successfully overturning the ​adjudicator's first incorrect decision.

International contractor in development of a major road

Acting for the international contractor joint venture in disputes with the government on the development of a major road DBFO.

Contractor for the refurbishment of major sports and entertainment arena

Acting for the contractor in relation to disputes arising out of the refurbishment of major sports and entertainment arena.

International contractor in reclamation contract

Advising an international contractor in relation to disputes arising out of a reclamation contract in Hong Kong.

International contractor in a tunnelling contract

Advising an international contractor on a dispute on a tunnelling contract in New Territories, Hong Kong.

More: Projects and infrastructure
  • Construction and engineering
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Oil and gas
  • Rail
  • Power and renewables

Major international hotel groups

Acting for two major international hotel groups in adjudication disputes with their contractors arising out of major refurbishment fit out projects. These included claims for defects, delays and additional costs.

Flagship hotel in London

Acting for a major international hotel group on the significant High Court litigation arising out of the fit out of their flagship hotel in London.

Owners of a prestigious development

We are acting for the owners of a prestigious development in their dispute with the main contractor arising out of defects with the façade of the building.

Walter Lilly, UK

Acting on this leading construction case on global claims, notices, extensions of time, loss and expense and disclosure arising from the development of a £60 million private home in London.

Contractor for the refurbishment of major sports and entertainment arena

Acting for the contractor in relation to disputes arising out of the refurbishment of major sports and entertainment arena.

Contractors and developers

Advising contractors and developers on UK and international commercial and residential developments and disputes arising from them including ground conditions, curtain walling and M&E works.

Insurers

Advising insurers on a number of subrogated claims for consultants and contractors on education and hotel projects.

Italian contractor

Advising an Italian contractor on an international arbitration arising out of the construction of a large New Town mixed-use development project in Hong Kong.

More: Construction and engineering

Owner operator in UK gas storage facility

Advising the owner operator in relation to a dispute with the main contractor arising out of the contract for the construction of a UK gas storage facility.

Major international and UK contractors

Advising major international and UK contractors in relation to disputes at six UK Power Stations.

Contractors for process and water treatment plants

Advising contractors in the UK, Far East and Middle East in relation to a large number of process and water treatment plants.

International contractor and utility company

Advising in a large number of disputes arising out of waste handling facilities and contracts, waste-to-energy plants and the decommissioning of oil and gas platforms from the North Sea.

Contractor for gas processing plant in Abu Dhabi

Acting for the contractor on a series of disputes with the main employer and subcontractor relating to a gas processing plant in Abu Dhabi, leading to a mediation and ICC arbitration.

International water utility company

Advising an international water utility on disputes with its contractor arising out of the construction of pipelines and water treatment facilities.

Japanese contractor

Acting for a Japanese contractor in relation to the installation of a large sub-station in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong based contractors

Advising contractors in Hong Kong in relation to a series of power stations and sub-stations.

More: Energy and natural resources

UK contractor in the Tiffany offshore platform

Acting for a UK contractor in relation to design, delay and disruption disputes arising out the construction and installation of the Tiffany offshore platform in the North Sea.

Major international contractor on an FPSO

Acting for the major international contractor on a dispute arising out of the construction of an FPSO, leading to Court proceedings and an LCIA arbitration.

UK contractor on terminal and oil pipeline

Acting for a UK contractor in relation to the construction of a terminal and associated oil pipeline in the Middle East.

Transportation of offshore oil and gas support equipment

Dispute arising out of the construction and transportation of offshore oil and gas support equipment.

Contractor carrying out decommissioning of oil and gas platforms

Acting for a contractor carrying out decommissioning of oil and gas platforms in the North Sea.

Owner operator in UK gas storage facility

Advising the owner operator in relation to a dispute with the main contractor arising out of the contract for the construction of a UK gas storage facility.

Contractor for gas processing plant in Abu Dhabi

Acting for the contractor on a series of disputes with the main employer and subcontractor relating to a gas processing plant in Abu Dhabi, leading to a mediation and ICC arbitration.

South African contractor

A dispute with its employer under a bespoke contract from power station works. Advising on implications of the inadequate extension of time provisions and application of the South African prevention principle.

South African sub-contractor

An adjudication dispute with its main contractor from works to a power station near Johnannesburg under a NEC3 form of contract and claims for time and money arising out of compensation events.

More: Oil and gas

International contractor joint venture on Jubilee Line extension

Advising the international contractor joint venture on disputes arising out of the Jubilee line extension to London docklands, including the driving of twin bore tunnels and the construction of underground stations.

Leading global engineering contractor

Acting on a major dispute on the London Underground and advising on two adjudications and the subsequent court case successfully overturning the adjudicator's first incorrect decision.

Main contractor on Jubilee Line extension

Acting for the main contractor in a dispute with its cabling subcontractor on the Jubilee line extension.

Main contractor on DLR extension

Acting for the main contractor in High Court proceedings with the employer arising out of the DLR extension.

Main contractor on recabling works

Acting for the main contractor in arbitration proceedings with its M&E subcontractor arising out of the recabling works to four London mainline stations.

Main contractor on a Light Rail project

Acting for the main contractor in a dispute with the rolling stock supplier arising out of a light rail project.

Balfour Beatty

Acting for Balfour Beatty in court proceedings arising out of the extension to the Docklands Light Railway including the construction of stations, track work, signalling, tunnels and bridges.

Contractor consortium on Channel Tunnel

Acting for the contractor consortium on disputes arising out of the construction of the Channel Tunnel and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.

More: Rail

Main contractor on Aberthaw Power Station

Advising the main contractor in relation to a dispute on the NEC contract at Aberthaw Power Station.

International main contractor

Advising an international main contractor in relation to a dispute at the Enfield Power Station.

Main contractor on Peterborough and Corby Power Stations

Advising the main contractor in disputes arising out of the contraction of Peterborough and Corby Power Stations.

Contractors for process and water treatment plants

Advising contractors in the UK, Far East and Middle East in relation to a large number of process and water treatment plants.

Water utility

Advising a water utility on disputes with its contractor arising out of the construction of pipelines and water treatment facilities.

International contractor and utility company

Advising in a large number of disputes arising from waste handling facilities and contracts, waste to energy plants and the decommissioning of oil and gas platforms from the North Sea.

Hong Kong contractors

Advising contractors in Hong Kong in relation to a number of power stations and sub-stations.

Japanese contractor

Acting for a Japanese contractor in relation to the installation of a large sub-station in Hong Kong.

More: Power and renewables
  • Asia
  • The Middle East
  • Europe
  • Africa

Japanese contractor

Acting for a Japanese contractor in relation to the installation of a large sub-station in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong based contractors

Advising contractors in Hong Kong in relation to a series of power stations and sub-stations.

International contractor in reclamation contract

Advising an international contractor in relation to disputes arising out of a reclamation contract in Hong Kong.

International contractor in a tunnelling contract

Advising an international contractor on a dispute on a tunnelling contract in New Territories, Hong Kong.

More: Asia

Contractor for gas processing plant in Abu Dhabi

Acting for the contractor on a series of disputes with the Main Employer and subcontractor relating to a gas processing plant in Abu Dhabi leading to a mediation and ICC arbitration.

Contractor on terminal and oil pipeline

Acting for the contractor in relation to the construction of a terminal and associated oil pipeline in the Middle East.

Contractors for process and water treatment plants

Advising contractors in the UK, Far East and Middle East in relation to a large number of process and water treatment plants.

More: The Middle East

Walter Lilly

Acting on this leading construction case on global claims, notices, extensions of time, loss and expense and disclosure arising from the development of a £60 million private home in London.

Contractors and developers

Advising contractors and developers on UK and international commercial and residential developments and disputes arising from them, including ground conditions, curtain walling and M&E works.

Contractor consortium on Channel Tunnel

Acting for the contractor consortium on disputes arising out of the construction of the Channel Tunnel and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.

UK contractor in the Tiffany offshore platform

Acting for a UK contractor in relation to design, delay and disruption disputes arising out the construction and installation of the Tiffany offshore platform in the North Sea.

Owner operator in UK gas storage facility

Advising the owner operator in relation to a dispute with the main contractor arising out of the contract for the construction of a UK gas storage facility.

Balfour Beatty

Acting for Balfour Beatty in Court proceedings arising out of the extension to the Docklands Light Railway including the construction of stations, track work, signalling, tunnels and bridges.

More: Europe

South African contractor

A dispute with its employer under a bespoke contract from power station works. Advising on implications of the inadequate extension of time provisions and application of the South African prevention principle.

South African sub-contractor

An adjudication dispute with its main contractor from works to a power station near Johnannesburg under a NEC3 form of contract and claims for time and money arising out of compensation events.

Zambian mine owner

Advising the employer in its dispute with the contractor in relation to the contractor's claims for extensions of time and the operation of the liquidated damages provisions.

More: Africa

Awards

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Construction and construction litigation

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