Chidi Egbochue

Partner

Sectors:

Specialisations:

Construction Procurement Strategy, Adjudication, Arbitration, Construction Litigation, Contractual Advice, Contract Formation, Delay & Disruption
Summary

Chidi has over 10 years’ experience of providing primarily non-contentious advice on major construction projects across several sectors, including infrastructure, oil and gas and energy. He acted for High Speed Two (HS2) Limited on the new high speed rail network project and for TFL on the Northern Line Extension project

He  previously worked as a contentious construction lawyer at a niche construction law practice for four years

In addition to the above-mentioned experience, prior to qualifying as a lawyer, Chidi worked as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, including as lead procurement agent on the Section 12 project (which required the phased installation of fire separation, protection and alarm systems in all underground stations following the Kings Cross fire) and worked on the new Hong Kong International Airport and Taiwan High Speed Rail projects, both on the procurement and contract administration side

Chidi has extensive experience and knowledge of construction procurement and construction contracts, including NEC contracts as well as traditional forms such as JCT, FIDIC and LOGIC

Highlights:

  • High Speed Two (HS2) Limited on the UK’s new high speed rail network project, including advising on the main works, enabling works, station design services contracts and South Stations construction partner contracts
  • Intergen on a 300 MW OCGT (Open Cycle Gas Turbine) project at Spalding, Lincolnshire, England, including advising on the turbine supply contract, the erection and commissioning services contract, the parts and services agreement, balance of plant contract, the gas interconnection contract and the electrical interconnection contract
  • Woodside in relation to proposed drilling campaigns in three separate international jurisdictions, and on drafting template contracts for seismic acquisition, major services, marine, rig services, rig, aviation, fabrication/materials and goods and services
  • TFL on the Northern Line Extension (NLE) Project, including advising on passing down TFL’s commitments in relation to the Battersea Power Station Site redevelopment to the NLE construction contract
  • London Legacy Development Corporation on various contractual issues arising out of  a series of contracts relating to the Olympic Stadium and on a settlement agreement with regard to the same
  • EDF on its new nuclear development programme in the UK, including advising on the EPC, civil engineering and nuclear reactor contracts and a template equipment supply and installation contract
  • Laing O’Rourke (as in-house Counsel, on secondment) on various contentious and non-contentious construction related matters
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