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David Savage, Partner

David advises employers, contractors, and consultants on a wide range of construction, energy and civil engineering matters, both domestically and internationally.

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David advises employers, contractors, and consultants on a wide range construction, energy and civil engineering matters, both domestically and internationally. He also advises the firm’s private clients on high value residential construction projects. David has a wide experience of working on the various forms of standard conditions such as JCT, ICE, NEC, MF/1, IChemE and FIDIC, as well as numerous bespoke forms of construction contract. He advises on the full scope of construction issues ranging from procurement/contract strategies through to dispute avoidance and resolution.

In his international work, David is particularly focussed on the Middle East region, working closely with Charles Russell Speechlys' Manama, Doha an Dubai offices. He has delivered training on FIDIC and the IChemE international contracts in both the UK and throughout the Middle East region, including in Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and Syria. David has had articles and commentary published in Building and Construction News, and is an editor of 'Partnering and Collaborative Working' (published by Informa Professional).

David is recognised as a 'Leading Individual' in The Legal 500 and ranked as a Band 1 partner in Chambers & Partners for Construction. He has a large following on social media, where he blogs about construction law, technology change in the construction sector, and the construction sector more broadly.

David is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

Experience

  • Advising the Bahrain Government’s Ministry of Transport & Telecommunications on the USD$1.1bn redevelopment of Bahrain’s airport in Manama, based on modified FIDIC contracts.
  • Advising on a £400m ten year redevelopment programme for the UK’s leading viral diseases (livestock and animal to human) science facility, based on modified GC Works contracts and NEC3/4 contracts.
  • Advising a leading independent school on the construction procurement and contracts for a £60m five year sports facilities redevelopment project, based on modified JCT contracts.
  • Advising on a major FIDIC based residential construction project in eastern Europe.
  • Training a leading Middle East based waste water company on the use of IChemE international model form contracts.

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