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Engineering success: Eversheds hires top Nabarro construction disputes partner Douglas

Eversheds has hired disputes partner Jonathan Douglas from Nabarro to join the firm’s construction and engineering team.

Douglas (pictured) is a leading construction disputes lawyer with experience in high value litigation and arbitration and sits on Nabarro’s partnership board and executive.

Having made partner in 2005, Douglas was also the firm’s divisional managing partner for disputes. He has particular sector expertise in offshore wind, power and energy and office and retail work for owners and contractors.

Douglas joins Eversheds’ construction and engineering team of over 100 lawyers from Nabarro’s London office.

Eversheds’ hire reinforces a disputes practice that had recently lost star arbitration partner Stuart Dutson to Simmons & Simmons, who left after seven years at the firm. Dutson had a practice built around the energy and gas sector and was cited in The Legal 500 as one of 36 leading lawyers in international arbitration in London.

The LB100 firm also recently lost a second disputes veteran earlier in the year, with arbitration veteran Andy Moody leaving for Baker & McKenzie.

Eversheds global construction and engineering head Simon Oates said: ‘The addition of a disputes lawyer of Jonathan’s standing is key to continuing our development in the UK and internationally. Our clients are working on some of the biggest and most challenging infrastructure projects and this appointment greatly enhances the Eversheds team that is there to help, guide and protect them as they deliver.’

Douglas added: ‘I have enjoyed my time at Nabarro and wish my friends and colleagues there every success but I am also excited about the opportunity to join Eversheds’ specialist construction and engineering team with such a strong London presence and international capability.’