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  • United States (Oregon)
    May 2017
    Construction, Engineering & Project Contracts
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Jones Day advised Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC in connection with the development of a mixed-use residential and retail project in Portland, Oregon including, inter alia, negotiation of joint venture agreement with institutional equity investor and construction financing with PNC Bank. Read More
  • Italy
    March 2016
    Construction, Engineering & Project Contracts
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Jones Day advised MPS Capital Services Banca per le Imprese SpA in connection with the secured financing agreement provided to Cina Mercato S.r.l., a special purpose vehicle, for the construction and development of a building for wholesale purposes located in Agrate Brianza, Italy. Read More
  • United States (California)
    April 2015
    Construction, Engineering & Project Contracts
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Jones Day has served as one of the primary construction counsel to Los Angeles Unified School District over the course of its historic, more than decade long, $20 billion plus school construction program. Read More
  • United States (New York)
    2014
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Jones Day is representing The Rector, Church Wardens, and Vestrymen of Trinity Church, in the city of New York (Trinity Real Estate) in the design, development, and construction of a mixed-use residential, commercial, retail, and parking project, with a pedestrian bridge over Trinity Place to connect the new building to Trinity Church (and other amenities and improvements), containing approx. 300,000 square feet at 68-74 Trinity Place in New York City. Read More
  • Europe, France
    April 2014
    Construction, Engineering & Project Contracts
    Buildings & Public Facilities, Water & Wastewater
    Jones Day represented Société Générale in the €15 million (US$20.8 million) financing in connection with the rehabilitation, extension, maintenance, and operation of the aquatic centre of Rosny-sous-Bois under the délégation de service public scheme for the City of Rosny-sous-Bois. Read More
  • Hong Kong
    Arbitrations
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Jones Day represented a contractor in arbitration proceedings against a developer of residential buildings in Hong Kong for the unpaid contract price and the loss and expenses for the delay and disruption to the project schedule. Read More
  • United States (Pennsylvania)
    March 2014
    Construction, Engineering & Project Contracts
    Buildings & Public Facilities, Universities & Colleges
    Jones Day successfully represented Cost Company, L.P. as a contractor when Indiana Limestone Company, Inc. filed for bankruptcy under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. Read More
  • Europe, France
    January 2014
    Construction, Engineering & Project Contracts
    Buildings & Public Facilities, Water & Wastewater
    Jones Day assisted a pool of banks comprised of Société Générale, PBB, SMBC, and BPIFrance Financement in connection with the €220 million (US$299.4 million) project financing for the conception, construction, and operation of a waste reception and recycling center in Clermont-Ferrand for the Valtom. Read More
  • China
    Construction, Engineering & Project Contracts
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Jones Day is advising a U.S. real estate developer in the development of an international financial center in Tianjin. Read More
  • United States (Ohio, Pennsylvania)
    January 2013
    Trials/Litigation
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Representation of client in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Columbus, Ohio, in connection with multiple claims against the general contractor and design professionals for severe defects in the construction and design of the apartment complexes. Read More
  • United States (Nevada)
    Construction, Engineering & Project Contracts, Trials/Litigation
    Buildings & Public Facilities, Hotels, Casinos & Hospitality
    Jones Day represented the owner in disputes with contractors regarding the $8.5 billion CityCenter development. Read More
  • Alfaisaliah North Wing Rennovation Project
    Saudi Arabia
    2013
    Construction, Engineering & Project Contracts
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Represented owner in architecture and engineering contracts. Contact: Charles Magee.
  • Kuwait
    2013
    Trials/Litigation
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Jones Day represented First Kuwaiti Trading & Contracting W.L.L. against the U.S. Government in litigation involving claims brought by the U.S. Department of State in connection with First Kuwaiti's construction of the U.S. New Embassy Compound in Baghdad. Read More
  • Qatar
    2012-2013
    Construction, Engineering & Project Contracts, Trials/Litigation
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Jones Day represented Barwa Real Estate Company in respect of the US$2 billion Barwa City Project in Doha, Qatar, arising out of disputes involving the amended FIDIC Red Book 1987 form of Contract. Read More
  • Egypt
    December 2012
    Arbitrations
    Buildings & Public Facilities, Hotels, Casinos & Hospitality
    Representing a consortium of construction companies in CRCICA arbitration in Egypt, governed by Egyptian law, in relation to claims for variation and extension of time on a landmark project in Egypt. The project was developed on a 850,000 m² land and comprises: three international hotels (Intercontinental, Le Meridien, and Holiday Inn), a shopping and entertainment mall, a medical center, residential towers office towers, and an international exhibition center. Read More
  • Qatar
    November 2012
    Arbitrations
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Acting for a real estate developer and a contractor in ICC arbitration in Geneva, governed by Qatari law, brought by an investor in relation to the construction and delivery of real estate properties in the Pearl Project in Doha, Qatar. Read More
  • United States (California)
    October 2012
    Trials/Litigation
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Jones Day won a five week trial for Los Angeles Unified School District involving termination for cause of a contractor responsible for constructing and two new schools. Read More
  • Saudi Arabia
    July 2012
    Construction, Engineering & Project Contracts
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Jones Day advised Saudi Binladin Group as main contractor in respect of all aspects relating to the construction of Kingdom Tower, Jeddah, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Read More
  • France
    January 2012
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Jones Day provided advice to Dexia Credit Local SA in connection with the €55 million (US$70.8 million) project financing for the design, construction, maintenance, operation, and technical exploitation of a real estate program of six Social Affairs Centres (Pôles de Solidarité) and six Social Integration Houses (Maisons Départementales de la Solidarité et de l'Insertion) for the General Council of Gironde. Read More
  • Al Khozama Center Project
    Saudi Arabia
    2012
    Construction, Engineering & Project Contracts
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Represented owner in architecture and engineering contracts. Contact: Charles Magee.
  • 2012
    Trials/Litigation
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    On behalf of First Kuwaiti Trading & Contracting W.L.L., Jones Day settled a civil action filed in the U.S. District Court in Maryland. Read More
  • Indonesia
    2012
    Arbitrations
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Jones Day represented First Kuwaiti Trading & Contracting W.L.L. against a subcontractor in connection with work on overseas embassy projects. Read More
  • Iraq
    2012
    Mediations / Adjudications / DRBs / Negotiations
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Jones Day successfully assisted an Iraqi construction company in a proposed debarment matter initiated by the U.S. Department of State. Read More
  • Alfaisaliah Women's Spa
    Saudi Arabia
    2012
    Construction, Engineering & Project Contracts
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Represented owner in contract drafting, negotiation, and dispute resolution. Contact: Charles Magee.
  • United States (California)
    2011
    Trials/Litigation
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Defense of Lennar Corporation and related entities against a California Proposition 65 lawsuit alleging that Lennar did not provide adequate warning about alleged environmental exposure to naturally-occurring asbestos during grading for development of real property in California. Read More
  • District cooling facility
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    Construction, Engineering & Project Contracts
    Buildings & Public Facilities, Pipeline, Transmission & Distribution Systems
    Drafted and negotiated district cooling concession, land use agreements, and end-user agreements for district cooling facility for a listed UAE entity. Contact: Duane Keighran
  • Abu Dhabi fund
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    Construction, Engineering & Project Contracts
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Represented an Abu Dhabi fund on the development of twin towers in Abu Dhabi. Drafted and negotiated architect's appointment, cost consultant appointment, and appointed main contractor by using the FIDIC Red Book. Contact: Duane Keighran
  • UAE government entity
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    Construction, Engineering & Project Contracts
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Representing a UAE government entity on the development of a strategic grain reserve as part of the UAE government's food reserve strategy. Negotiated FIDIC Yellow Book amendments for the development of the storage facility and unloading/loading equipment on a dedicated berth. Contact: Duane Keighran
  • France
    June 2011
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Jones Day advised Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations in connection with the negotiation of a public-private-partnership (PPP) agreement with the French Ministry of Defense for a project considered to be the most important "building oriented" PPP ever developed in France. Read More
  • Hong Kong
    May 2011
    Construction, Engineering & Project Contracts
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Representing client as project counsel for the construction of a new campus in Hong Kong. Read More
  • United States (Pennsylvania)
    December 2010
    Trials/Litigation
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Successfully represented construction manager in a dispute with the owner of a high-rise office building in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania alleging deficient work with respect to an asbestos removal and tenant build-out project. Read More
  • Abu Dhabi fund
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    Construction, Engineering & Project Contracts
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Represented an Abu Dhabi fund on the development of twin towers in Abu Dhabi. Drafted and negotiated architect's appointment, cost consultant appointment, and appointed main contractor by using the FIDIC Red Book. Contact: Duane Keighran
  • United States (Washington)
    August 2010
    Arbitrations, Mediations / Adjudications / DRBs / Negotiations
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Represented a subsidiary of Worthington Industries as a light gauge structural framing subcontractor in a AAA mediation related to the construction of a mid-rise condominium complex in Seattle, Washington. Read More
  • High-End Single Family Residential
    United States
    Trials/Litigation
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Represent construction manager in litigation over residential renovation project. Contact: Daven G. Lowhurst
  • United States (Louisiana)
    Trials/Litigation
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Jones Day represented KeyBank National Association in foreclosure and related litigation arising from the borrower's default on a $170 million construction loan to build the Perkins Rowe development in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Read More
  • Spain
    June 2009
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Jones Day advised Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. in connection with the €175.5 million (US$244 million) project financing and refinancing for the construction and operation of various underground parking lots in the region of Catalonia, Community of Valencia and Castilla La Mancha, Spain. Read More
  • Alfaisaliah South Wing Conversion Project
    Saudi Arabia
    2009
    Construction, Engineering & Project Contracts
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Represented owner in contract drafting, negotiation, and dispute resolution. Contact: Charles Magee.
  • Spain
    July 2008
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Jones Day advised Banco de Galicia, as administrative agent, in connection with the €38.5 million (US $52.5 million) project financing for the construction and operation of three underground parking lots located in Vigo, Spain. Read More
  • United Kingdom
    Trials/Litigation
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Represented client as employer/developer in professional negligence claims against architect in relation to construction project in central London. Read More
  • China
    Arbitrations
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Advised a U.S. engineering company in arbitration proceedings before the Shanghai Arbitration Commission in relation to a dispute concerning its project management contract for a facility in Qingdao, China. Read More
  • Santana Row Commercial Development
    United States
    Trials/Litigation
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Represented commercial property owner against large REIT for breach of commercial purchase and lease agreement. Contact: Daven G. Lowhurst 
  • United States (California)
    Trials/Litigation
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Jones Day defended Los Angeles County against claims brought by an architect who had provided services to a developer on a design-build project for a new County courthouse, seeking damages primarily on the theory that he was a third-party beneficiary of the County's contract with the developer. Read More
  • United States (Ohio)
    December 2004
    Trials/Litigation
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Jones Day represented Crocker Park LLC and obtained summary judgment dismissing an action seeking to enjoin a $250 million mixed-use development project. Read More
  • United States (Illinois)
    Insurance Recovery, Trials/Litigation
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Represented client in claim against a general contractor relating to defects in the construction of a warehouse. Read More
  • United States (California)
    October 2004
    Construction, Engineering & Project Contracts, Trials/Litigation
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Jones Day represented Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in a dispute with Trimax Construction Corporation (Trimax), a general contractor that arose out of a contract for asphalt and landscaping work at an LAUSD school. Read More
  • Venezuela
    August 2004
    Construction, Engineering & Project Contracts
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Jones Day advised Calyon, S.A. in connection with the project financing for the construction and development of a state prison in Venezuela. Read More
  • Koll Complex
    United States
    Trials/Litigation
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Construction defect claims. Contact: Clark T. Thiel
  • Missouri Street Residences
    United States
    Arbitrations, Trials/Litigation
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Represented general contractor in disputes with developer, architect and subcontractor. Contact: David Buoncristiani
  • Monterey Bay Equity v. Risdel
    United States
    Arbitrations, Mediations / Adjudications / DRBs / Negotiations, Trials/Litigation
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Contract dispute arising out of $30 million custom residence in Monterey. Contact: Stephen V. O'Neal
  • Town Center Apartments
    United States
    Arbitrations, Mediations / Adjudications / DRBs / Negotiations
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Wrongful termination claims. Contact: Andrew D. Ness
  • Tract Housing Defect Claims
    United States
    Insurance Recovery, Mediations / Adjudications / DRBs / Negotiations, Trials/Litigation
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Represented major homebuilder in defending against construction defect claims in thousands of new homes and in pursuing claims against subcontractor and insurer. Contact: Daven G. Lowhurst
  • Corps of Engineers Earthwork Contract
    United States
    Mediations / Adjudications / DRBs / Negotiations
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Represented general contractor in first mediation by the Sacramento District of the Army Corps of Engineers. Dispute involved large earthwork contract. Contact: David Buoncristiani
  • Tahoma Lofts
    United States
    Mediations / Adjudications / DRBs / Negotiations, Trials/Litigation
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Prosecuted copyright infringement claims under Architectural Works Copyright Protection Act. Contact: Clark T. Thiel
  • Public Redevelopment
    United States
    Trials/Litigation
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Represent subcontractor in dispute over construction of repertory theater. Contact: Daven G. Lowhurst
  • Homestake Mining Co. Tailings Dam Raise
    United States
    Arbitrations
    Buildings & Public Facilities, Mining & Minerals
    Counseled Homestake Mining Co. in termination of general contractor on project to raise tailings dam at gold mine and in ensuing arbitration. Contact: David Buoncristiani
  • Regency Park Residential Housing Project
    United States
    Trials/Litigation
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Litigation of claims involving hardboard siding products and installed in a large housing development. Contact: Daven G. Lowhurst.
  • San Francisco Opera House Renovation
    United States
    Mediations / Adjudications / DRBs / Negotiations
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Defended claims for defective work brought by the owner. Contact: David Buoncristiani
  • San Francisco Custom House
    United States
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Claim for delay. Contact: David Buoncristiani
  • Raglan Frozen Core Dam
    Canada
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Represented contractor in resolution of claims for additional compensation and delay arising from construction of frozen core dam at nickel and copper mine. Contact: David Buoncristiani.
  • San Francisco Metreon
    United States
    Trials/Litigation
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Contract dispute over cost overruns and delay claims. Contact: Stephen V. O'Neal
  • Sacramento Main Jail
    United States
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Claim for additional compensation against City of Sacramento. Contact: David Buoncristiani.
  • Weyerhaueser Hardboard Siding Cases
    United States
    Trials/Litigation
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Represented building material manufacturer in product liability claims, including national class action suit. Contact: Kent W. Lindsay
  • Eagle Square Hardboard Siding
    United States
    Trials/Litigation
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Defended claims for defective hardboard siding used in mass residential development. Contact: Kent W. Lindsay
  • City Place
    United States
    Construction, Engineering & Project Contracts
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Drafted and negotiated guaranteed maximum price (GMP) contract on behalf of owner for adaptive reuse of former department store as an enclosed shopping mall. Contact: Andrew D. Ness
  • Alfaisaliah Project
    Saudi Arabia
    1997
    Construction, Engineering & Project Contracts
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Represented owner in contract drafting, negotiation, and dispute resolution. Contact: Charles Magee.
  • Great Mall of the Bay Area
    United States
    Construction, Engineering & Project Contracts
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Drafted and negotiated the contract on behalf of the owner for the adaptive reuse of a Ford assembly plant converted into a 2 million square foot discount shopping mall. Contact: Andrew D. Ness
  • Greenhills Golf Course and Residential Development
    United States
    Trials/Litigation
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Partnership dispute over development of residential community and golf course. Contact: Stephen V. O'Neal
  • Kaiser Center
    United States
    Trials/Litigation
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Obtain insurance recovery in connection with storm damage to parking structure and roof top garden. Contact: Daven G. Lowhurst
  • Federal Courthouse
    United States
    Trials/Litigation
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Represented general contractor in claims for additional compensation and against subcontractor claims involving elevator systems. Contact: David Buoncristiani
  • Fillmore Center
    United States
    Trials/Litigation
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Representated electrical contractor in breach of contract and fraud case. Multimillion dollar jury trial verdict obtained. Contact: Stephen V. O'Neal
  • Sonoma County Jail
    United States
    Mediations / Adjudications / DRBs / Negotiations, Trials/Litigation
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Represented the general contractor against claims by owner and subcontractors. Contact: David Buoncristiani/Kevin O'Brien
  • Rincon Center
    United States
    1990
    Trials/Litigation
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Represented owner in claim against geotechnical consultant and shoring designer on adaptive reuse of Post Office building and construction of new residential and commercial spaces. Contact: David Buoncristiani
  • Shopping Center
    United States
    Trials/Litigation
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Represented shopping center owner in dispute with anchor tenant over commercial lease. Contact: Daven G. Lowhurst
  • Commercial Building
    United States
    Trials/Litigation
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Represent building owner in connection with construction and commercial lease disputes arising out of the Loma Prieta earthquake. Contact: Daven G. Lowhurst
  • Gulf Cooperation Council Headquarters Building
    Saudi Arabia
    1983
    Construction, Engineering & Project Contracts
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Represented owner in contract drafting, negotiation, and dispute resolution. Contact: Charles Magee.
  • Diplomatic Quarter Intermediate & Secondary Schools
    Saudi Arabia
    1982
    Construction, Engineering & Project Contracts
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Represented owner in contract drafting, negotiation, and dispute resolution. Contact: Charles Magee.
  • Diplomatic Quarter Cultural Center and Central Corridor
    Saudi Arabia
    1982
    Construction, Engineering & Project Contracts
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Represented owner in contract drafting, negotiation, and dispute resolution. Contact: Charles Magee
  • Diplomatic Quarter Sports Club
    Saudi Arabia
    1982
    Construction, Engineering & Project Contracts
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Represented owner in contract drafting, negotiation, and dispute resolution. Contact: Charles Magee.
  • Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs Staff Housing Project
    Saudi Arabia
    1982
    Mediations / Adjudications / DRBs / Negotiations
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Represented owner in contract administration and informal dispute resolution. Contact: Charles Magee.
  • Diplomatic Quarter Elementary Schools
    Saudi Arabia
    1981
    Construction, Engineering & Project Contracts
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Represented owner in contract drafting, negotiation, and dispute resolution. Contact: Charles Magee.
  • Diplomatic Quarter Diplomaic Club (Twaiq Palace)
    Saudi Arabia
    1981
    Construction, Engineering & Project Contracts
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Represented owner in contract drafting, negotiation, and dispute resolution. Contact: Charles Magee.
  • Diplomatic Quarter International School
    Saudi Arabia
    1980
    Construction, Engineering & Project Contracts
    Buildings & Public Facilities
    Represented owner in contract drafting, negotiation, and dispute resolution. Contact: Charles Magee

Contacts


United States 
Stephen V. O’Neal
soneal jonesday.com
+1.415.626.3939
San Francisco

Europe
Jean-Pierre Harb 
jpharb jonesday.com
+33.1.56.59.39.39
Paris

Middle East
Andrew D. Ness 
adness jonesday.com
+1.202.879.7675
Alkhobar

Australia
John Cooper
johncooper jonesday.com  
+61.2.8272.0500
Sydney