Cross-Border Construction Disputes
To serve our clients in cross-border construction disputes and international arbitration, Vijverberg has formed a strategic alliance with FTI Consulting. FTI Consulting is the global leader in dispute resolution and claims advisory services and is the number 1 firm in the Global Arbitration Review’s Expert Witness Power Index, and has over 300 construction experts across the globe.
With our strategic alliance we offer a presence in Europe, North America, and Asia. In Mainland Europe we offer teams in Germany, France, Spain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland, and the UK, providing multi-lingual experts with deep and varied industry expertise on projects globally.
Jouke van der Schors
By working together, clients in The Netherlands and Belgium will benefit from our knowledge of local laws and business practices combined with FTI Consulting’s expertise of large-scale, international construction and engineering disputes. Vijverberg’s project management expertise will also complement FTI Consulting’s suite of services to the construction community and will expand its expertise in the offshore, shipbuilding, data centre, infrastructure, light rail, power plant, and real estate sectors.
FTI Consulting helps clients to resolve disputes guided by a clear, commercially driven strategy. Where litigation or arbitration is unavoidable, FTI Consulting’s experts work as an integrated part of the client’s legal team under the leadership of appointed solicitors or legal counsel.
FTI Consulting’s support covers the entire dispute and litigation life cycle, from research and analysis to arbitration, mediation, and trial. FTI Consulting’s services include:
- Fact gathering and document preparation
- Data management and electronic discovery
- Schedule delay, loss of productivity, quantum, and damages analyses
- Litigation data analysis and email reconstruction
- Expert testimony
FTI Consulting also provides skilled trial communication and graphics consulting that focuses on distilling complex information and presenting it in an easy-to-understand format.
As highly regarded independent delay experts, FTI Consulting is trusted by parties, their counsel, courts, and tribunals to tackle the most significant and complex disputes within the construction industry. FTI Consulting approaches each engagement with objectivity, considering the relevant facts and providing robust analytics to support written and oral testimony that can withstand the rigor of cross-examination.
With experience in mediation, alternative dispute resolution, domestic and international arbitration, and litigation, FTI Consulting’s experts have provided testimony related to complex issues such as:
- Schedule delays and disruption
- Loss of productivity
- COVID-19 impacts
Quantum & Damages Experts
FTI Consulting’s construction quantum experts have been appointed by many of the world’s leading law firms and organisations to handle some of the most complex engineering and construction disputes. FTI Consulting’s quantum expert witnesses are in every key market worldwide and provide comprehensive valuation and damages expertise rooted in a combination of local knowledge and global perspectives and capabilities.
FTI Consulting’s construction quantum experts regularly provide oral and written expert evidence in every major commercial and treaty arbitration centre and geographic region worldwide, as well as in litigation. They have prepared/defended claims and delivered expert witness testimony related to myriad complex economic and financial issues, including:
- Prolongation and delay
- Contract termination and default
- Breach of contract
- Loss of productivity
- Change orders and pricing of variations
- Loss of profit
- Design changes
- Claim pricing
- Cost allocation
- COVID-19 events
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Jouke van der Schors MA MSc