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INTERVIEW: HKA TALKS TO… Robert Wheal, Partner, White & Case LLP


HKA’s Chris Paterson and Charles Wilsoncroft speak to Robert about his experience and observations of conducting hearings via video link, how he has seen different jurisdictions react to the Covid-19 pandemic, how alternative ways of financing disputes may become more prevalent, and what he thinks will be the permanent changes to how the legal/construction community operates post Covid-19.

Recorded: 9 June 2020

Robert Wheal, Partner, White & Case LLP

Robert Wheal is a partner in the Dispute Resolution group in London, whose practice focuses on international arbitration and commercial litigation for international clients.

Robert has handled a large number of substantial international commercial disputes for clients, in particular infrastructure and oil and gas sectors. He has a broad range of experience in the English Courts and substantial experience of ICC, LCIA and ad hoc arbitrations. Recent representations include, an anti-suit injunction in London linked to an international arbitration, three related LCIA arbitration concerning the development of an oil and gas field and a dispute about a wind farm in Nigeria.

A Solicitor Advocate, Robert frequently acts as lead advocate on matters on which he is instructed and has also represented clients in mediations and expert determinations. He is also an active member of the firm’s Africa Group, and has handled a number of African related disputes.

Charles Wilsoncroft, Partner, HKA

Charles is a chartered civil engineer with over 19 years’ experience in the construction industry.  Charles has experience dealing with all manner of civil engineering and construction projects, including offshore and onshore infrastructure, energy and construction schemes.  He has extensive knowledge of contract dispute procedures, including negotiated settlements, mediation, conciliation, adjudication, arbitration and litigation, both in the UK and overseas and is actively involved in providing advisory services to apply lessons learned to the wider industry.  He has practical knowledge of numerous standard construction contract forms including FIDIC, NEC, ICE, LOGIC and BIMCO.

Chris Paterson, Director, HKA

Chris is a chartered marketer and a senior business development professional with over 15 years’ experience developing new business and managing client relationships within professional, legal and financial services.  Having spent many years in chambers, Chris has extensive relationships with senior private practice lawyers, in-house counsel and barristers, along with experience of a variety of legal markets.

It’s so ripe for finding funding solutions because the disputes are big and the amounts of money at stake are large”
Robert Wheal, Partner, White & Case LLP

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