Gurbinder focuses on resolving contentious construction and infrastructure disputes through arbitration, adjudication, litigation or ADR. He typically acts for Employers and main Contractors in a wide range of sectors and disputes relating to payment, claims for variations, extensions of time, defects and professional negligence.

Gurbinder is also experienced in acting as ‘project counsel’ on live construction and engineering projects either domestically or internationally, assisting clients in managing claims and avoiding disputes. Legal 500 UK notes that Gurbinder is “an adjudication specialist”, “has an encyclopaedic knowledge of construction law” and “never loses focus of the client’s commercial objectives”. Chambers UK reports that “Gurbinder’s ability to identify the key points, combined with his understanding of commercial pressures, invariably gets his clients a successful outcome to their disputes” and that he is “highly commercial, responsive and extremely knowledgeable in his field”.

Gurbinder is based in Mantle Law’s London office.

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Gurbinder Grewal

Recent Projects

Acting for an international contracting joint venture as project counsel in the $40bn design and construction of a new LNG facility.

Acting for a PPP project development company in claims and disputes with its contractor arising out of significant and widespread fire safety defects in the 4th largest Hospital in Europe.

Acting for a U.K. global construction specialist (as Main Contractor and Claimant/Respondent) in a series of adjudications and Part 8 TCC proceedings with a U.K. building envelope Sub-Contractor under a bespoke sub-contract and related main contract terms (JCT) concerning defects to roof installation, termination, and delay claims as well as payment and pay less notice disputes. The governing law of the contract was the laws of England and Wales. Claims totalled US$ 16 million.

Advising a U.S. global manufacturer (as Claimant) in dispute with an African state concerning expropriation claims under a Bilateral Investment Treaty and pursuant to the ICSID Arbitration Rules. Claims were valued at US$ 250 million.

Acting for a Contractor in a series of claims against its consulting engineer and subcontractors arising out of structural defects in two new stands in a stadium redevelopment. The remedial works required the stands to be partially deconstructed and rebuilt all whilst safely maintaining minimum attendance capacity for international events.

Acting for an international contracting joint venture in disputes arising out of unforeseen ground conditions in the EUR 1.2 billion redevelopment of an airport in the Russian Federation.

Acting for a leading U.K. telecommunications company (as Employer and Respondent) in disputes under bespoke contract terms concerning a multi-billion pound fibre broadband infrastructure project. The governing law was the laws of England and Wales. Claims totalled £1 million. The Employer obtained a favourable award and was not found liable.