Construction & Engineering, International Arbitration, Mining, Africa
Jonathan Hosie concentrates on the management of risks under construction and engineering contracts. He provides clients with both transactional and dispute management support. His transactional work involves front-end procurement and drafting advice on project documentation, with an emphasis on EPC and complex construction contracts as well as joint ventures. He combines this with considerable experience in claims and dispute management. Jonathan’s experience spans a diverse range of projects, including power plants (nuclear, conventional and renewables), upstream, mid-stream and downstream oil and gas projects, petrochemical complexes (new build and expansion schemes), mining developments and infrastructure (roads, bridges, tunnels, rail and utilities), as well as city centre office developments, hospitals, schools and residential developments. As part of his commitment to the industry, Jonathan served on the Council of the Society of Construction Law for more than 10 years and chaired a number of industry working groups, including within the Design Build Foundation (now Constructing Excellence) and for the Joint Contracts Tribunal on the development of a multi-disciplinary form of appointment.
- Leading on the English law aspects for a Chinese nuclear power developer as bidder on a project to construct and operate a nuclear power plant comprising two Pressurised Water Reactors with a rating of 1000 MW each, in Eastern Europe.
- Providing advice to the project sponsor of an integrated gas to power project, including drafting amendments to the EPC contract (based on the FIDIC Silver Book) for a combined gas cycle plant, with ISBL and OSBL elements, as part of an LNG port development project in Brazil.
- Advising the project sponsor on the contract negotiations and re-stated contract with the incumbent plant supplier for the conversion of a diesel power plant to a hybrid solar powered plant for the Bisha mine in Eritrea.
- Advising the EPC contractor engaged under FIDIC Yellow Book terms on a complex re-structuring on the contract arrangements including the novation of another EPC contract to bring that within the EPC contractor's scope, in connection with the development of a major automated port facility development in Mexico.
- Leading the team on an exercise to establish a set of market-standard amendments for the developer of fertiliser process plants to be built/expanded internationally. The exercise included the up-dating of the owner's in-house EPC form and developing a set of amendments to the FIDIC Silver Book as well as up-dating the owner's own procurement checklist and procedures.
- Advising on a major EPC contract for the expansion and modernisation of a refinery complex for a National Oil Company in South America, with an estimated value of works in excess of US$3 billion, based on the FIDIC Silver Book.
Constantly ranked as a key individual by both Chambers and Legal 500 and other industry guides:
- Band 2: Construction: Contentious. Jonathan Hosie handles a broad range of construction mandates spanning both contentious and non-contentious issues. He is adept at advising contractors and sponsors on contractual risk management, front-end procurement and the dispute avoidance aspects of significant commercial developments and energy sector projects. "Jonathan is a very established, talented and sensible lawyer. He's very calm, considered and skilful."
Band 3: Construction: Non-contentious. Jonathan Hosie handles a broad range of construction mandates spanning both contentious and non-contentious issues. He is adept at advising contractors and sponsors on contractual risk management, front-end procurement and the dispute avoidance aspects of significant commercial developments and energy sector projects. Chambers UK
- Listed as a key lawyer for Construction, "Robert Hamill, Jonathan Hosie and Ian Coles are exceptional in their field; friendly and commercial. Knowledgeable and very well-connected." Legal 500
- "Jonathan is very business-minded and pays great attention to the changes in the market. He continually and diligently provides support and is very responsive." "Jonathan is hugely experienced and takes good points. He's a wise and authoritative voice." "He's a confident, slick lawyer who is a hard fight on the other side!" Chambers UK
- King's College London, University of London, MSc
- University of Wales, Cardiff, LLB Hons
- England and Wales
Professional & Community Involvement
- Member of the Editorial Board for LexisPSL Construction
- Advised CRASH (the property and construction charity for the homeless) on its risk management policies and related corporate governance issues
- Has advised RedR (engineers for disaster relief) on risk management issues
- Member of the Construction & Dispute Resolution Panel of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES), 2010 to date
- Trustee of St Christopher’s Hospice 2010-2012