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Daniel T. Lopez de Arroyabe

Senior Associate
Fax +44.(0)20.7648.9001
Daniel Lopez is a senior associate with the infrastructure, energy and resources practice group. He concentrates his practice on rail and other transport and infrastructure projects. Daniel has over 12 years’ experience advising on non-contentious infrastructure projects, particularly in the rail sector. He acts for clients on contentious and non-contentious matters, including advising on negotiating and drafting infrastructure and construction contracts.

Daniel has extensive experience advising employers, developers, contractors and consultants on numerous standard form contracts (particularly NEC3, FIDIC, MF/1 and JCT) and appointments, as well as bespoke forms. He is fluent in Spanish.

Professional Background

Daniel Lopez joined K&L Gates as a trainee lawyer in 2002, and qualified into the Construction and Engineering practice group in September 2004.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • The Society of Construction Law, (Member)
  • Technology & Construction Solicitors Association (TeCSA) (Member)
  • Advising a rail contractor on the drafting, negotiation and agreement of multiple depot works contracts across the UK. The contracts are let on a mix of JCT and NEC forms and will cover a wide range of works and projects.
  • Advising a major UK multi-disciplinary practice in relation to the terms of contract (JCT and other) for a wide range of projects, including renovation works at a UK higher-education establishment using the JCT DB2016 form.
  • Advising a major rail operator on a wide range of non-contentious matters including drafting and advising on their template suite of construction contracts. Examples of such instructions involve reviewing TFL’s template NEC3 short forms of contract with bespoke amendments.
  • Preparing the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract and Professional Service Contract standard terms and conditions for the client's £2bn infrastructure upgrade programme, involving 13 framework agreements for procuring major projects.