FACING THE LIMITS: Exclusion Clauses and a Practical Guide to Damages Claims in Oil & Gas Contracts

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Date & Time
14 July 2020 10:30 - 11:30 BST

HKA Partners, Colin Johnson and Damian Waters will be joined by Lucy Garrett QC of Keating Chambers in this 60-minute webinar, followed by Q&A, to provide expert insight into oil and gas contracts.

During the webinar, Lucy Garrett QC will address the courts’ approach to exclusion clauses following Transocean, including considering the current position as to the meaning of consequential loss. Damian Waters will review contractor recovery of additional costs under the LOGIC form of contract and Colin Johnson will consider the points parties need to consider in evaluating commercial damages, particularly in light of market disruption past and present.


Lucy Garrett QC, Keating Chambers

Lucy was called to the Bar in 2001 and was made Queen’s Counsel in 2018. She has an impressive specialist practice in construction, engineering, energy and shipbuilding, with a particular focus on mega-projects involving complex factual, technical and contractual disputes.  Her practice includes claims for and against construction professionals in these sectors and project-related issues such as insurance, bonds and guarantees. Lucy also advises on and acts in adjudications, from referral stage to enforcement.

Lucy is always in demand for her forceful advocacy, commercial approach and “stellar” intellectual ability, which has led to instructions in a series of high profile, high value disputes. She has extensive experience in the TCC and the Commercial Court in the UK, and in international arbitration including in civil code jurisdictions. She is familiar with international parties and tribunals.


Damian Waters, Partner, HKA

Damian is a legally qualified quantity surveyor with over 30 years’ construction industry experience. Damian has worked on a broad range of projects for a varied UK and international client base in the building, civil engineering, infrastructure, oil and gas, power and utilities, marine and off shore renewable sectors. Daman has provided commercial and contractual advice to contractors and employers on a number of major international projects and has significant experience in managing large multi- disciplinary teams both in pursuing and defending construction claims.

Damian has acted as an expert witness and expert advisor on quantum matters on a number of occasions and has extensive experience of dispute resolution acting as client representative in adjudication, Dispute Adjudication Boards, arbitration and mediation hearings; including preparation of statements of claim and responses for arbitration (domestic and international), referral notices and responses in DAB and adjudication proceedings, mediation position papers and negotiation of commercial settlements.  


Colin Johnson, Partner, HKA

Colin has international experience in analyzing, negotiating, and managing major energy projects and has worked in Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Recognised by Who’s Who Legal as a Global Leader, Colin has acted on behalf of national governments, large companies, and entrepreneurs in international arbitrations and litigation as an expert witness for a variety of cases ranging up to US$50bn+ in claim value.

Colin applies extensive project investment experience when acting as an expert witness, valuer and advisor. He uses his experience in analysing, negotiating and managing major projects to determine full commercial impacts and their impacts upon valuation. He has advised on over US$60bn worth of projects and led a portfolio of over US$100m including acting as a director for several companies and government liaison

Event Details
Date & Time
14 July 2020 10:30 - 11:30 BST

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