Advice During The Execution Of Construction Projects

Suescún Abogados advices local and international clients during the execution of complex construction projects, particularly, when private law is the applicable one.
Our extensive experience as counsel and arbitrators in both domestic and international commercial arbitrations in disputes related to construction allows us to provide value-added advice during the execution of complex construction and infrastructure projects.
We have provided advice and have achieved extraordinary results to our clients either by settling disputes or by guiding the strategy towards arbitrations.

Some cases in we have advise

Recent advice and cases include the following:
Scandinavian company
Advised a Scandinavian company in disputes arising out from the execution of an EPC contract for the construction of thermoelectric plant in Colombia. The dispute was settled in our client’s favour, where we played a significant role.
Carbones del Cerrejón Limited

We advised Carbones del Cerrejón Limited (Glencore), multinational which is the largest mining company in Colombia, during the execution of a construction project which involved marine works and structures.

We played a significant role advising the owner regarding contractor’s (Ferrovial Agroman and Sainc Ingenieros) attempt for early termination of the contract and its later abandonment of the project. Thereafter, the disputes were submitted to an ICC international arbitration, under Colombian law. The tribunal dismissed all claims (USD$60 million dollars) brought by the contractor and awarded all counterclaims and damages sought by Cerrejón (USD$40 million dollars). Consequently, the Tribunal ordered the contractor paying 100% of both the costs of the arbitration and of the costs of Cerrejón’s legal representation.

Construction of a megaproject

Advised a confidential client in disputes concerning a consulting contract executed with a global engineering contractor in connection with the construction of a megaproject.