“The Urzúa team, and in particular Cristián Urzúa, is a team with great expertise in infrastructure projects and related litigation. They stand out for their pragmatism and creativity in delivering solutions. It is a team that provides excellent advice both in the negotiation phase and in claims and arbitrations derived from engineering and construction contracts.”
PROJECTS, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION AND THEIR DISPUTES
Related to our practice, we have over thirty years of experienceworking in projects, engineering and construction, but also in pre-litigation/arbitration claims procedures.
We have represented owners, builders and engineering companies, allowing us to have a cross-cutting understanding of how every participant thinks, acts and should exercise their rights.
We also know in depth how these lawsuits are prepared, in terms of the generation of early, useful and traceable evidence.
At the same time, we are clear about how to work with the experts, in the sense of the need for external forensic and / or expert support for the preparation of the case, such as the need for reports from the arbitrator and parties’ experts. We have extensive experience in expert’s interrogation, and we know how to work with engineers, their language and way of working. Neither the methods for determining the impact on time, nor those related to cost and scope, are alien to us, on the contrary, we know them, and we manage to dialogue collaboratively with the technical team.
ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION IN RELATION TO REAL ESTATE PROJECTS
As a result of the success in supporting infrastructure projects, URZÚA has developed a practice linked to real estate projects, from predevelopment to design and construction.
Our work emphasizes the relationship between principal and contractor and, in addition, in disputes that arise with government authorities, both at the judicial level, as well as at the comptroller level and, in general, in the administrative contentious sphere.