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          Iftikhar Ali

          Partner

          Iftikhar is a construction lawyer who has extensive domestic and international experience in multiple insurance classes. 

          Iftikhar has advised on Construction, Engineering and Energy projects domestically and internationally on CAR, EAR and PI policies.

          Internationally, he has worked on claims in Ghana, Oman, Dubai, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil and Peru to name a few jurisdictions where there has typically been heavy state involvement. He has resolved disputes through mediation, arbitration and litigation in both domestic and local jurisdictions.

          • Defending designer of a road in Portugal under a Single Project Professional Indemnity Policy (SPPI) following the delamination of road surface layers. Seeking contribution for PI insurers from the CAR project insurers for the same. Proceedings in Portugal. 
          • Defending Iraqi born architect on liability arising from alleged breach of contract in the refurbishment of a hotel villa in France to a four star standard for an Iraqi-British billionaire.
          • Construction PI defence re construction of holiday villas in Turkey. Representing insurers in defending their insured in proceedings in Turkey in connection with allegedly defective design / installation of heating systems. Strategic case management using Turkish counsel in the proceedings. 
          • Advising on liability of designer/engineer under JCT D&B 2011, DBSub/C. Re design and installation of heating and electrical systems re the construction of very high spec. homes in St Albans.
          • PI, CAR and PL claims relating to the construction of an underground tunnel for the conduction of water for a hydroelectric power plant project in Latin America. Investigations showed design calculations incorrect as based on estimate of geological classification of rock mass rather than actual samples, and failure to take account of over-break when blasting, resulting in more concrete mass used hence faster curing and increased temperature, resulting in cracking of the tunnel and delays and re-design costs of circa $30m. 
          • Brazilian mining operation. Advising under a combined property damage and business interruption insurance policy for multiple complex claims arising from the failure of tailings dam.
          • Peruvian power project. Insurance and reinsurance arbitration in respect of losses arising from the failure of business critical assets resulting in property damage and business interruption claims.
          • Colombian oil refinery extension. Insurance and reinsurance arbitration relating to catastrophic damage to a water diversion project and crude vacuum structure.
          • Dubai power project. Advising on impact of late notification provisions and loss of chance in respect of multiple transformer failures.
          • Libyan oil rigs. Advising on applicability of war and terrorism exclusion.
          • Saudi power construction project. Advising on cover under multiple sections of a CAR policy arising from fire.
          • UK biomass plant.  Advising on physical damage, contamination and fundamental policy interpretation issues for contradictory policy provisions for losses arising from oil leaks.