Group Attorneys

Charles G. Banino-Partner

We represent a number of engineering and construction companies in the design, engineering, procurement and construction of large industrial, metallurgical and petrochemical plants utilizing a number of technological applications and processes. Our attorneys in this practice area are involved in domestic and international projects located in diverse jurisdictions, with an emphasis on protecting the contractor through the use of appropriate contract provisions to achieve a proper allocation of risks between the contractor and the project owner. Related activities include advice on technology transfer and licensing, alliances, joint ventures and other teaming arrangements, project financing, and U.S. regulatory compliance. We have extensive experience counseling our clients on the risks inherent in design-build /EPC contracts and minimizing those risks through the use of liability limitations, insurance, defined dispute resolution procedures and other appropriate risks involving clauses. A number of large projects have involved institutional lender financing coupled with equity and/or subdebt participation by the contractor, and we have advised our clients on multiple aspects of those financing arrangements.