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Clients turn to Albert Bates, Jr to resolve US and international construction disputes. Albee is known for his ability to quickly identify and address complex legal and business issues for clients, including on multibillion-dollar mega projects.
Albee helps clients resolve US and international construction disputes, particularly in the areas of power generation, infrastructure, and heavy industrial process facilities. He also advises clients on project planning, project execution, and change management on large engineering, procurement, and construction projects. Albee has counselled clients on more than 15 mega-projects, including projects in the US and internationally, and including projects in excess of $10 billion. He has acted as counsel on coal, gas-fired, solar, nuclear, biomass and hydroelectric power generation projects; tunnelling projects; chemical plants; pharmaceutical plants; steel mills; coke and coal byproduct plants; mass transit, bridge and highway projects; airports; mixed-use facilities; and sports and entertainment venues.
In addition to serving as counsel in arbitration matters, Albee has served as an arbitrator or mediator on more than 150 US and international construction and commercial disputes, including multiple matters with amounts exceeding US$100 million. Albee is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, is a Fellow in the College of Commercial Arbitrators, and is a Certified Mediator by the International Mediation Institute. From 2008-2019, Albee served as a member of the board of directors of the American Arbitration Association/International Centre for Dispute Resolution. In addition, Albee is honored to be an inaugural member of the AAA's Mega-Project Construction Panel of Arbitrators.
Chambers USA gave Albee a Band 1 rating in construction. He is also recognised as a Leading Lawyer in Construction by The Legal 500 and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Who’s Who Legal, and the International Who's Who of Construction Lawyers. Albee is a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers.
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