Christopher Busaileh, Senior Associate
Chris advises in relation to both transactional and contentious matters in the construction and engineering industry.
Chris advises developers and private clients on a range of construction projects and property transactions. Chris also acts for all parts of the construction supply chain in relation to contentious construction matters across all forms of dispute resolution. Chris has particular experience of delay and disruption disputes, defects claims and final account and ‘smash and grab’ adjudications.
Christopher is admitted to practise in England and Wales.
Advising Derwent London in relation to its development at One Soho Place. The scheme will contain 209,000 sq ft of offices, 36,000 sq ft of retail and a 40,000 sq ft theatre;
Advising Howard de Walden Estates Limited on a range of projects including the re-development of its head office at 23 Queen Anne Street and the development of a 29,000 sq ft clinical building comprising consulting rooms and a diagnostic imaging suite.
Advising The All England Lawn Tennis Club in relation to various projects currently being undertaken under its master plan for redeveloping and expanding the venue. Includes advising on the redevelopment of existing structures on the site and creation of new underground facilities for players and VIPs.
Acting for a major London estate in relation to a problematic ongoing project involving delays, flood damage and disputed instructions. Successfully obtained a prohibatory injunction against the main contractor.
Acting for a hotel owner and operator in an adjudication against its main contractor in relation to an ongoing dispute over delays and defects in the contractor’s works to construct a four storey, 24 bedroom extension to a convenience hotel in Leith, Edinburgh.
Advising on a $95M mixed use development in Accra, Ghana incorporating residential, retail and hotel elements. Includes advice on the full suite of construction and security documents, termination of the building contract and related bond litigation.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Derwent London on £158m building contract with Laing O’Rourke
Derwent London is a British-based property investment and development business.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Derwent on Francis House letting to Edelman
The firm advises long-standing client Derwent London plc on the letting of Francis House in London to global communications firm Edelman.
Construct.Law - Summer 2021
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Christopher Busaileh writes for Building on the issues of including liquidated damages clauses in subcontracts
There are a number of specific issues that need to be considered for a main contractor looking to include LADs clauses in subcontracts.
Construct.law - Winter 2020
Read the latest edition of Construct.Law bringing your legal and commercial insight into issues facing the construction industry.
Modular construction: addressing deposit payments in building contracts
In this article we consider one such issue concerning payment protection for the employer.
COVID-19 – Suspending construction works, time and money
Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on construction contracts.
Fiona Edmond and Christopher Busaileh write for the Practical Law Construction Blog on the impact of Coronavirus on construction contracts
COVID-19: time and money under JCT
Liquidated damages after termination: Court of Appeal calls time on the uncertainty?
Christopher looks at a recent CoA judgment and its impact on the drafting of liquidated damages and result of termination in contracts.
Infra. Law - Autumn 2018
Welcome to the latest edition of Infra.Law bringing you insight into issues facing the domestic and international infrastructure sector.