For more than 50 years, we have worked closely with our clients
to anticipate, plan for and overcome threats and challenges and keep
them at par with their contractual exposures.
Handling a case or an issue for a client is just the beginning
of a relationship. Learning the way our clients approach the business,
their method of operations, their ability to absorb financial exposure,
their short medium and long-range plans, combined with marketplace
issues, regulatory and political concerns - while often crucial for
the immediate task, is essential if we hope to continue to be an
asset to them in the future.
We know all too well that goals may sometimes not be attained, or
once attained, can sometimes be in jeopardy.
Competitors, Sub-contractors, Regulators and even Clients and one-time
allies, can slow or halt progress - or worse, by their actions
or inactions, destroy it.
From developing often novel contract strategies that address specific
challenges to working beside our clients in their offices, in meeting
rooms and standing alongside them in courtrooms, before
tribunals and governmental agencies, we help to preserve that hard-won
success every day.
Hesketh Contract Services is distinguished not only by the depth
and scope of its contract advisory services, but also by its vast
experience in the international arena, particularly in providing
contract advisory services to, and in, developing or emerging countries.
The Firm has decades of experience in multijurisdictional issues
in numerous legal systems ranging across Civil, Codified,
Sharia and Miltary laws - as well as in transitional economic
and political systems. Consequently, we are known for unusual effectiveness
in helping clients accomplish their objectives in environments others
find uninviting and unfamiliar.
The Firm has broad experience in advising clients on all aspects
of international engineering, procurement and construction projects
from bid documents to, concession contracts, joint ventures, construction
contracts, subcontracts, technology, technical service agreements,
project management agreements, operational management agreements,
contract administration, claims, disputes, alternative dispute resolution
techniques and, where necessary to resolve disputes, international
conciliation, arbitration and litigation.
The Firm assists major international civil works and process plant
contractors; sovereign states and state-owned bodies, including government
ministries; private owners and real estate developers; commercial
companies in the oil and gas industry; architectural, consulting
engineering and similar professional service firms; and insurance
companies, banks and financial institutions with regards to their
exposure to contracting risk.
The Firm is experienced in the use of the principal forms of construction
contract employed internationally including, among others, the F.I.D.I.C.,
E.N.A.A., E.D.F., I.C.E., NEC, A.I.A. and U.S. Corps of Engineers'
forms and other important domestic forms in various countries.