Nicholas Baatz QC explains the potential effects of indemnity clauses in the new Red, Yellow and Silver Books Buried away […]
28th Mar 2018
He has been recognised for many years by the legal directories, Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500, as a leader in the fields of construction, information technology and professional negligence.
He has acted in numerous cases involving UK or foreign laws in relation to complex disputes arising out of projects all over the world, and acted for many overseas clients, including German, Italian, French, Swiss, US, Chinese, Kenyan, Japanese and multinational joint ventures.
In addition to acting as Counsel, Nicholas Baatz acts as an arbitrator, adjudicator and mediator.
A clear thinker and communicator with exceptional knowledge of the law.”
Construction, Legal 500
“An excellent black-letter lawyer who is very happy wading through complex documents.” “As with all good cross-examiners he catches people in unguarded moments.”
Construction, Chambers and Partners
He has successfully represented a large number of employers, governmental organisations, developers, national and international contractors, sub-contractors and consultants on many cases, both domestic and international, concerning numerous types of building and civil engineering projects. His clients include:
SPECIAL APPLICATIONS AND INFRASTRUCTURE
He has acted in many other disputes on behalf of commercial, charitable and local government bodies in disputes concerning educational facilities, hospitals, housing estates and leisure facilities.
“An excellent silk.”
IT and Telecoms, Legal 500
“He is very, very thorough and just gets things done.”
Information Technology, Chambers and Partners
Nicholas has an excellent reputation for work he has undertaken in the IT and Telecommunications’ field acting for employers, suppliers, manufacturers and contractors in relation to telecommunication systems; computer software and hardware systems including microchip quality disputes, plant and machine tool control systems; bespoke software source code design and implementation for various applications including relational database management system applications. Examples of his recent clients include:
Nicholas has wide experience acting for contractors on domestic and international disputes arising out of utilities, oil and gas exploration and exploitation and the design and construction of power plants. Examples of his clients include:
ENERGY RECOVERY FROM WASTE
“Adopts a measured, reflective approach…very thorough and able to cut to the heart of the issue.”
Chambers and Partners
Nicholas Baatz has acted in numerous disputes concerned with industrial processes including steelworks, processing of foods and materials such as paint and chemicals (for pharmaceutical and other uses). His clients include:
Nicholas Baatz has appeared in various international arbitrations involving UK and foreign laws, ICC, LCIA, LMMA and other international and foreign dispute resolution rules and procedures. Clients for whom he has acted include:
Nicholas has represented a number of contractors, domestic and international, on disputes arising from road, mass transit rail and bridge and tunnel projects and infrastructures including ports. His clients include:
AIRPORTS, PORTS AND INFRASTRUCTURE
“Demonstrates particular strengths in cases involving large-scale engineering and infrastructure projects.”
Professional Negligence, Chambers and Partners 2016
“Has a fantastic light touch, and is excellent with clients.”
Professional Negligence, Legal 500 2016
Nicholas has wide experience in the professional negligence field, acting for claimants, defendants and their indemnity insurers in relation to claims brought against a range of professionals. Examples of his clients and the disputes in which he has acted include:
He has acted in numerous disputes concerned with general commercial issues such as the interpretation of commercial contracts, bonds, guarantees, collateral warranties and assignments. His recent clients include:
Published awards and appointments have included:
Nicholas has also successfully conducted mediations of construction disputes, most recently the successful mediation of a delay dispute under the JCT conditions. He has recently acted as a party appointed arbitrator in an ICC arbitration concerning works in the Middle East and an adjudicator appointed by the parties in a dispute concerning a significant development in London.
An important part of his work is advising in relation to practical problems arising out of contracts of all kinds including bespoke contracts and the principal standard form engineering and building contracts including, FIDIC, ICE, I Mech E, I Chem. E, JCT, NEC 3, RIBA and ACE and Government forms of contract.
He has advised the Institution of Chemical Engineers upon the drafting of the I.Chem.E suite of contracts.