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Sarah A. Drinkwater

Advising on the procurement and contracting strategy and on the terms and conditions relating to the Automatic Train Control (ATC) signalling upgrade contract (c.£760m) using an amended NEC3 Option C.
Advising and preparing Supplemental Agreements for Crossrail covering multiple Contracts for main station works
Advising on the procurement and contracting strategy and on the terms and conditions of the £1.5-2bn signalling and train control contract for the Deep Tube Upgrade Programme (c.£16bn) for London Underground
Advising a large oil and gas provider on potential claims and disputes in relation to a $3bn EPC contract based on FIDIC to engineer, procure, construct and commission a Liquefied Natural Gas Plant and Associated Facilities, including instructing technical experts, liaising with counsel and drafting witness statements
Advising Transport for London on the procurement of and construction documentation for the proposed river crossing between Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf. This included advice on the procurement strategy and the proposed contract structure relating to engaging the design and build contractor with a view to entering into a building contract based on NEC3
Advising Crossrail in respect of a potential dispute with the main JV contractor responsible for the design and construction at Paddington Station (London) as part of the Crossrail project.
Providing legal support to London Underground in relation to a dispute under an NEC3 Option A contract involving power upgrades at eight substations on the London Underground network.
Providing legal support to General Electric in relation to disputes at various power stations under an NEC3 contract, including preparing legal submissions for three adjudications, instructing experts, and preparing witness statements
Preparing legal submissions and witness statements in an ICC arbitration for a contractor who is defending a claim by an oil company for US$6bn compensation in relation to cost overruns and delays incurred during a project.
Providing legal support in preparation for an Adjudication in relation to Bond Street Station on the underground network. This was under an NEC3 Option C contract and involved technical, delay and quantum issues.
Advising London Underground and the Greater London Authority on an FAC-1 Alliance Agreement
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