Hung Le

Hung Le is our exclusively recommended Construction Law expert in Vietnam on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Hung directly using the contact details listed above.

Recognising the importance of a boutique law firm dedicating to serving legal needs in real estate, construction and operation of a property project, Hung Le took the bold and entrepreneurial step of leaving both Hoa Binh Construction and Real Estate Corporation, a leading construction contractor in Vietnam, and a Vietnamese based law firm to set up CNC Counsel in 2013.

Being recognized as an experienced lawyer in the field of construction and dispute resolution, Hung regularly advises project developers, contractors and various consultant in investment, construction, and real estate in Vietnam. Hung’s clients include Hoa Binh Group, How Yu, Lecade, Dat Xanh, AltusGroup, Artelia Group, Kurihara, COFICO, Pado, Sinh Nam.

Gaining an extensive experience and good relationships with those clients, Hung can give exceptionally valuable legal advice in a wide range of services, ranging from contract, construction, real estate to dispute resolution.

Ranked as one of a few lawyers in Vietnam who can understand the deep insight of real estate and construction industries, Hung regular conducts in-depth 1999 FIDIC contract management training courses with the aim at to help Vietnamese practitioners to have a further closer to international conditions of contracts in construction and real estate sectors.

Marilyn Klinger

Marilyn Klinger is our exclusively recommended Construction Law expert in California on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Marilyn directly using the contact details listed above.

Marilyn serves as the Managing Partner of SMTD Law’s Los Angeles office. She is involved in all aspects of construction law on a state and national level, representing the full spectrum of the construction industry, from owners, contractors, subcontractors and sureties.

Marilyn’s practice includes time-related claims and litigation, legal advice and counsel regarding the contracting process, payment enforcement / defence, administrative and scope claims and litigation and counselling and transactional services to the construction industry. In addition, she has extensive experience in dispute resolution including litigation, trial, appeals, arbitration and mediation.

Marilyn is a hard-working “straight shooter.” Early in her career, she became a pioneer in construction law, being one of the first women attorneys to practice in the primarily male field. Through her passion and unique intelligence she has established a vital, nationwide practice involved in all aspects of construction law and a career marked by increasingly prominent leadership positions.

Marilyn is recognised as an innovator in legal problem-solving and as a thought leader who is a frequently published author and sought-after speaker for professional legal, construction and educational publications and organisations. Marilyn loves humour and thinks everyone is way too serious.

Serkan Çatalpınar

Serkan Çatalpınar is our exclusively recommended Construction Law expert in Turkey on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Serkan directly using the contact details listed above.

After completing his bachelor study (LLB) at the Başkent Universitiy Faculty of Law in 2005, Serkan Çatalpınar served as an intern lawyer then as a lawyer at the Kasaroğlu Law Offices until 2007, before settling in Brussels in 2007 and serving for the PECO desk at the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe as a representative of the Union of Turkish Bar Associations. After practising as a self-employed lawyer, he later served as a contract specialist at Aydın Yazılım ve Elektronik Sanayi Ltd, which is partnership of the American L3 Communications and Vestel Holding, and as a lawyer at the Yazıcı Law Offices. Since 2012, he has served as the Chief Contract Administrator of the FIDIC-based Cairo International Airport Project, of which Limak Construction Industry and Trading Co. is the main contractor. As of July 2015, he has been working at the Kurucu Law Offices, of which he is a founding partner.

His specialities are particularly concentrated on the fields of Construction Law (primarily FIDIC), International Commerce, Defence Industry, and Companies Law. Since the beginning of his professional life, Mr Çatalpınar has provided legal support to many local and foreign clients.

Firm Overview:

Kurucu Law Offices (“KURUCU”) has been established in Ankara at the beginning of 2015 by three founding partners, each specialised in their own practice area. KURUCU is an Ankara-based law firm which provides services with its team of lawyers who can speak English at high level and are specialised in their fields, being primarily energy law, construction law and infrastructure law, FIDIC and FAR contracts and agreements law, mergers and acquisitions, project financing, international commerce, international arbitration and commercial cases. KURUCU has a liaison office in Istanbul, Turkey.

KURUCU provides legal consultation and advocacy services based on the principles of high quality, sincerity and honesty, in conjunction with various law offices and specialist technical service providers in its network, to local and foreign clientele in their projects and activities both in Turkey and abroad.

In provision of its services, KURUCU aims to provide assistance in all aspects of clients’ needs from the very start of the relevant project and/or legal process until they are completed, to be available at all times, and treat the needs of the clients as if they are KURUCU’s own needs, and to keep these aims in the foreground at every stage of KURUCU’s services.

While carrying out services, in addition to their viewpoint as lawyers, KURUCU team make a point of conducting them as a businessman by benefiting from their past experience and technical-specialist staff.

NJ Ayuk

NJ Ayuk is our exclusively recommended Construction Law expert Equatorial Guinea on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact NJ directly using the contact details listed above.

NJ is the Chief Executive Officer of Centurion. His experience includes advising major companies on investment strategies, the establishment of joint ventures and cooperation structures, privatisation, licensing and related tax, OHADA, Equatorial Guinea law, oil and gas, local content, litigation, negotiations, governance and other matters. He also frequently advises International oil companies, governments, oil service companies, financial institutions, development banks and construction firms in Equatorial Guinea and Sub Saharan Africa.

NJ is particularly active in the structuring, negotiation and implementation of petroleum, mining, LNG, and other natural resource projects in Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Chad, South Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, Angola, Congo and other Sub-Saharan countries. His experience has included PSCs, JOA, service agreements, concessions, oil-field service and drilling contracts, licensing and pipeline and marine transportation issues, including the sale and transportation of LNG.

Drawing from his past experience from his job with the United Nations, NJ continuously advises governments on judicial modernisation, rule of law issues, training of judges, prosecutors and lawyers in Equatorial Guinea, Chad, South Sudan, Uganda and Niger on a pro bono basis.

NJ Ayuk regularly participates in industry-specific conferences and seminars as speaker and moderator. He graduated from University of Maryland College Park and earned a Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law in the United States. He further holds an MBA from the New York Institute of Technology.

Firm Overview:

Centurion Law Group is a pan-African corporate law conglomerate. Operating at the cutting edge of business practices today, Centurion stands ready to provide outsourced legal representation and a full suite of legal services to new, expanding and established corporations.

From our headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa, and from our offices in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea; Accra, Ghana; and Douala, Cameroon, we specialise in assisting clients that are starting or growing a business on the continent. We navigate the regulatory environments of Africa’s different legal jurisdictions to make sure that you can do business efficiently and successfully.

Across Africa, Centurion provides a service tailored to your operating environment, the nature and structure of your business, your level of risk tolerance, and your overall objectives. Our alternative billing arrangements provide our clients with a greater degree of certainty about their legal costs.

Centurion is committed to the highest ethical standards and we recognise that our firm must take a leadership role in the legal profession in Africa. Wherever we work, we strive to be actively involved in business and community organisations and to maintain our visibility as lawyers and as members of our communities. Our personal and corporate charitable activities contribute meaningfully to our communities.

Walied Abdeldayem

Walied Abdeldayem is a managing director at Intellect Dispute Experts Advisory (IDEA). He is a qualified civil engineer and has over 20 years’ experience in the engineering and construction industries. He is a planning and scheduling expert with extensive experience in prospective day to day planning and project controls, as well as delay analysis and forensic planning and scheduling. In addition, Walied has significant experience in assessing and quantifying delay damages.

Walied has provided expert advice and expert witness services to contractors, subcontractors and project owners on various complex construction projects in the Americas, the Middle East and Africa. He has been involved in various arbitration and litigation cases, has given oral evidence, and has solid cross-examination and hot-tubbing experience.

Walied is a certified project management professional, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a certified cost estimator by the CIQS, accredited by the Academy of Experts, and a RICS-accredited expert witness.

Walied holds an MBA degree from the University of Manchester; in his dissertation, he developed a practical and proactive enterprise-wide model for managing claims and disputes in construction projects through the projects life cycle. Walied also holds an LLM in construction law and arbitration from Robert Gordon University; in his LLM dissertation, Walied researched uncertainties in time-related disputes and established guidelines to help reduce such uncertainties when deciding on and/or performing delay analyses.

Walied is a frequent public speaker and has published various articles. Some of his talks include “Schedules Strategies to Promote Collaboration & Avoid Disputes” (OGCA Conference); “the roles of experts in arbitration” (ICC Conference) and “project management execution plan” (CIQS Seminar).

Firm Overview:

IDEA is a scheduling and claims management practice provides specialized services in scheduling, project and costs controls, dispute avoidance, dispute resolution and expert services, in live and completed projects. IDEA’s business model is focused on optimizing the services delivery, to achieve excellence through providing non-compromised quality service. IDEA is committed to improving the customer experience through convenience, accuracy and timely delivery.

IDEA adopts a quality driven business model that honours commitments to the clients and only accepts assignments where it believes it has the capacity to deliver exceptional services and being fully attentive to the clients’ requirements and business. Right at the core of IDEA’s value is its integrity and the accuracy of its advice.

IDEA has extensive experience on wide range of construction projects and across various sectors in the industry, including but not limited to infrastructure, transportation, buildings, healthcare and oil & gas projects. IDEA prides itself that despite being newly established, it has been involved on number of the region’s largest construction projects delivering wide range of services to its clients.

Victor Borzillo

Victor Borzillo is our exclusively recommended Construction Law expert in Australia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Victor directly using the contact details listed above.

Victor has extensive experience in the construction and major projects industries and provides tailored and commercially focused advice in relation to structuring projects, preparing, negotiating and administering contracts and resolving complex disputes and claims through a range of court proceedings, arbitrations, expert determinations, mediations and general commercial negotiations.

As well as many years of private practice experience, Victor has considerable in-house experience as an independent consultant providing both legal and project management services.

As well as providing external advice, he has also worked internally as part of large project teams responsible for the delivery and commissioning of major marine, mining, manufacturing and water infrastructure projects.

Victor is regularly called upon by national and international senior executives and boards across a range of business sectors to provide advice on commercial and project related issues.

Victor Borzillo holds a Bachelor of Laws as well as a Master of Laws.

Firm Overview:

​At Colin Biggers & Paisley, we’ve always been different. We have built a dynamic culture of innovation, opportunity and balance. It applies to the solutions we create for our clients and the careers we build for our people.

We are proud of our long-standing relationships with many of Australia’s most respected and successful companies. We are the lawyers of choice in the construction, property and insurance industries and maintain a strong presence in the areas of agribusiness, banking and finance, education, energy, mining and resources, and government.

It’s exceptional people and an unrelenting commitment to our clients that’s led Colin Biggers & Paisley from strength to strength over the last century. We provide active support and services in the community where they are needed most and are striving to be leaders in diversity and inclusion. We are proud of the impact our practice has on our clients, the law and the community.