Claims & Dispute Resolution

Oil and Gas platform

North Sea, Norway
Oil and Gas platform

Oil and Gas platform

North Sea, Norway

The EPC sub contractor was awarded a subcontract from the main O&G contractor to provide the Freshwater Generator Package on an Engineering, Procurement, Construction basis.

Challenge

After delivery of the project and before the final acceptance, the main O&G contractor issued a claim to the EPC subcontractor, for costs allegedly incurred in connection with an alleged defect in the works.

Claims & Dispute Resolution
  • Obtain an independent assessment of the alleged defect and impact, with potential mitigation measures. 

  • Help the project team to understand the motivations of the O&G and the position of the end user in relation with the alleged defect. 

  • Hold a negotiation workshop "in-person" with the counterpart.

  • Prepare for the negotiations with the project team and identify the possible concessions: best scenario, probable scenario of the other party, leave the table scenario (our limits).

  • Lead the mediation sessions focusing on facts, contractual base, good faith, and flexibility.

  • Quickly confirm agreements reached during the session and sign.

Settlement was reached within 2 months for 1/5 the amount initially claimed.