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Ingeniería

Engineering

Stampa Abogados offers legal advice to several leading engineering firms in disputes over the implementation of large projects in chemical, petrochemical and industrial plants worldwide.

In international commercial disputes Stampa Abogados advises its clients on how to design and implement the procedural strategies best suited to protecting their interest related to

  • Chemical, petrochemical and industrial plants
  • Turnkey contracts
  • Civil engineering and supplies

Experience

Stampa Abogados has extensive experience in disputes relating to these areas, both as counsel and as arbitrators.

Experience as counsel in arbitration proceedings

As counsel in arbitration proceedings our cases include amongst others:

  • The representation of an American multinational civil engineering company in several arbitration proceedings of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) against a Libyan state-owned company. The complainant was seeking indemnity for damages incurred as a result of the breach of two turnkey EPC contracts on the part of the respondent for industrial plants in the fisheries sector.
  • The representation of a Spanish bank during arbitration proceedings at the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) against a French civil engineering firm over the implementation of first demand bank guarantees appearing in a contract supplying materials for the construction of a refinery in Nigeria.
  • The representation of an American multinational civil engineering firm during institutional arbitration proceedings before the Cairo International Arbitration Centre, against an Egyptian state-owned entity. The claimant was suing for indemnification from the respondent for damages incurred from the breach of a turnkey EPC contract for the construction of an industrial plant in Egypt.
  • The representation of a Spanish civil engineering firm in an ad hoc arbitration, claiming damages incurred by the early termination of an EPC contract for the construction of a wind farm in Spain.
  • The representation of a Spanish civil engineering firm during arbitration proceedings at the Madrid Court of Arbitration (CAM) against an Italian valve manufacturer, in a claim for damages incurred as a result of supplying defective valves for installation in a gas pipeline in North Africa.
  • The representation of a Spanish civil engineering firm during arbitration proceedings at the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) against a Kuwaiti entity, over a claim for damages incurred as a result of delays and extension of time attributable to the respondent company as a consequence of the breach of an EPC turnkey contract for the enlargement of the capacity of an industrial compression and medium crudes processing plant in Kuwait.
  • The representation of a Spanish distribution company during arbitration proceedings before the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) against a Chinese manufacturer, over a claim for damages incurred as a result of defects in the design and manufacture of carbon steel pipes for an oil pipeline in North Africa.
  • The representation of a Spanish civil engineering firm during arbitration proceedings at the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) against a Kuwaiti entity over damages incurred as a result of delays and extension of time attributable to the respondent company as a consequence of the breach of an EPC turnkey contract for the installation of a centralized telemetry system for gas and medium crudes in Kuwait.
  • The representation of a Spanish civil engineering firm during arbitration proceedings before the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) filed by a Russian company, over the fulfillment of a contract for the manufacturing and supply of metallic structures for installation in a refinery in Russia.
  • The representation of a Spanish renewable energy production company in arbitral proceedings at the Madrid Court of Arbitration (CAM) against the Spanish affiliated company of a Belgian multinational engineering company regarding damages incurred as a result of the breach and defective execution of an EPC turnkey contract for the construction of a biomass power plant in Spain.
  • The representation of a Spanish civil engineering firm during arbitration proceedings before the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), filed by a Russian company, over the fulfillment of a civil engineering subcontract for the enlargement of a hydro processing unit of a refinery in Russia.
  • The representation of an American multinational civil engineering firm against an American multinational firm in the chemical sector during arbitration proceedings before the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) claiming for the extra costs and delays generated by the implementation of three EPC turnkey contracts for the construction of industrial plants in the chemical sector in Europe and the USA.

Experience as arbitrators

As arbitrators our cases include amongst others:

  • Chairman to an arbitral tribunal in an arbitration under the Rules of the Madrid Court of Arbitration (CAM) concerning damages for compensation caused in the execution of a renewable energy plant.
  • Arbitrator in an arbitration tribunal under the Rules of the Civil and Commercial Court of Arbitration (CIMA) over the implementation of bank performance guarantees in an EPC engineering contract signed by a German constructor and a Spanish owner for the construction of a biomass power plant.
  • Sole arbitrator in an arbitration under the Rules of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) over the determination of damages incurred as a result of the breach of a purchasing contract between a German company and a Panamanian entity, for aero generators for the construction of a wind farm.
  • Arbitrator in an arbitration tribunal under the Rules of the Civil and Commercial Court of Arbitration (CIMA) over the implementation of bank performance guarantees in a civil engineering contract between a German constructor and a Spanish owner for the construction of a biomass power plant.

As counsel in Spanish courts

As counsel in Spanish courts our cases include amongst others:

  • The representation of a major multinational company in the engineering sector following an application for the adoption of precautionary measures and its subsequent defense during a claim for breach of contract.
  • The representation of a Spanish renewable energy production company in an appeal before the Supreme Court against the Spanish affiliate company of a Belgian multinational engineering company and other subcontractors over damages incurred as a result of the breach of an EPC turnkey contract for the construction of a biomass power plant in Spain.

Contact

Dr. Gonzalo Stampa, LL.M.

Dr. Gonzalo Stampa, LL.M.

Lawyer, Founding Partner