Stephanie has three years' experience in top-tier major projects and construction and engineering teams. She has gained experience representing both contractors and employers in technical, high-value disputes in multiple jurisdictions including, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Oman, Turkey, and New Zealand.  Stephanie has been exposed to an array of projects including, major transport infrastructure, muti-use sports facilities, airport terminals, energy and utilities infrastructure (including combined cycle power plants, windfarms, geothermal energy production and desalination plants), hospitals, residential buildings, and other mixed-use vertical builds. Her highlights to date include:

  • Acting for a Qatar state owned entity in respect of the termination of a main contractor's appointment for the construction of a significant infrastructure project in Qatar.
  • Acting for a contractor to bring a claim for wrongful termination of its energy infrastructure contract with claims and counterclaims in excess of SAR 2.2 billion (circa US$ 600 million).
  • Advising a Qatari employer on contractor's entitlement to extension of time and additional payment claims arising from a hotel and residential development project in Oman (amended FIDIC Red Book governed by the Sultanate of Oman).
  • Acting for a subcontractor to commence an ICC arbitration to recover sums owing under a settlement agreement pertaining to construction of major transport infrastructure (bespoke contract governed by the Laws of the State of Qatar).
  • Advising a subcontractor during project delivery on its entitlements under its contract for the construction of desalination infrastructure in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (amended FIDIC Silver Book governed by English law).
  • Advising a subcontractor, during project delivery phase and dispute resolution phase, on a 500 million NZD EPC Turnkey contract for the construction of renewable energy infrastructure (amended FIDIC Silver Book).
  • Acting for the contractor to bring arbitration proceedings for ground conditions claims on a 700 million NZD multi-use sports facility (bespoke contract).
  • New Zealand College of Law (Legal Professional Course)
  • University of Waikato (Bachelor of Arts, Double Major in English and History)
  • University of Waikato (Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours)
Professional Memberships
  • Society of Construction Law, Qatar
  • Stephanie has been recognised as a key lawyer in The Legal500 Guide 2023