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Javier Sánchez, BSc, LLM, MRICS, MCIArb, MCInstCES

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Javier is an Associate Director in J.S. Held’s office in Madrid in Spain. He has a strong background in project management, contracts, claims management and dispute resolution with over 14 years international experience on construction and engineering projects in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Canada.

Javier has held various project and contract management positions, including for a major international EPC company focusing on the energy and renewables market where he was responsible for, contractual risk assessment and mitigation, change management and claims and dispute management for power generation plants. He also worked for an international buildings and civil works contractor holding a number of contract and project management roles on various of its residential, mixed‐use development, high‐rise, infrastructure and data center projects in Spain, Morocco, and Qatar.

For a number of years now, Javier’s principal focus has been advising contractors, subcontractors and project owners in relation to claims management and dispute resolution. His knowledge and expertise ranges from the preparation and rebuttal of claims in relation to delay, disruption, variation and loss of productivity and quantum issues, through to providing Expert services, including preparing expert reports and acting as an Expert Witness in international arbitrations under ICC, UNCITRAL and SCC arbitration rules. Javier has provided oral testimony and been cross‐examined.

Javier is the former President of the Spanish Society of Construction Law and currently acts as committee Vice‐Chair of the FIDIC Capacity Building Committee.