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Erin Miller Rankin

Partner

Construction and engineering, Disputes, litigation and arbitration

An absolute powerhouse in the construction disputes sphere

Chambers Global 2016

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About Erin Miller Rankin

Erin is a global partner who advises on legal strategy and managing risks on major projects.

She leads a team of specialist practitioners that work across the world supporting our clients on their major capital projects, with a particular focus on emerging markets.  Erin is described by Chambers Global as 'an absolute powerhouse in the construction disputes sphere, with exceptional technical skills and a work ethic which is second to none'.

She has specific expertise of complex international arbitrations in the oil and gas, power, mining and transportation sectors.

Erin is co-chair of the project execution subcommittee for the International Bar Association. Erin is admitted as an associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and sits as an arbitrator on projects-related disputes.

Recent work

Contentious

  • Advising a US-headquartered global energy corporation in a Western Australia-seated arbitration under UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules concerning the construction of one of the world’s largest natural gas projects.
  • Advising a US-headquartered global energy corporation on a potential dispute involving the construction of one of the largest liquefied natural gas projects in Australia.
  • Advising a Japanese multinational engineering, electrical equipment, and electronics company on its EPC contract in connection with the construction of an ammonia and urea plant in Algeria and related potential ICC arbitration.
  • Advising a multinational contractor in multiple disputes with a state-owned enterprise regarding landmark projects in MENA.
  • Advising a global energy client regarding a major hydropower project in South East Asia.
  • Advising an oil and gas company in a Stockholm-seated UNCITRAL arbitration relating to the construction of a refinery in Kazakhstan.
  • Advising a US-based global energy corporation and a US-based global petroleum and natural gas exploration company on an arbitration arising out of the construction of a floating oil production system in Malaysia.
  • Advising a multinational corporation on a Singapore-seated ICC arbitration regarding a rapid-transit transport project.

Non-contentious

  • Advising an international consortium on its successful tender and final contract award for the construction of the Riyadh Metro.
  • Advising an international Japanese contractor on its tender submission for a metro project. 
  • Advising a joint venture of international EPC contractors in relation to a bid submission for the construction, operation and maintenance of an liquefied natural gas import terminal and regasification facility. 
  • Advising a Dubai government entity responsible for the implementation of core infrastructure necessary to deliver an international showcase event to be hosted in Dubai on a design and programme management service agreement.
  • Advising a European joint venture holding a concession for the development of hydropower plants in Albania, including on the drafting and negotiation of the engineering and design consultancy agreements, the EPC electro-mechanical works contract, the civil works contract, the transmission lines contract and the EPC hydraulic steel works contract.

Qualifications

  • Admitted as a barrister and solicitor in Canada (2004)

Publications

  • Global Arbitration Review Guide to Construction Arbitration, 2018 Comparative Approaches to Concurrent Delay - Erin Miller Rankin, Kim Rosenberg and Sarah-Jane Fick

  • Society of Construction Law, 2018 Penalty Clauses Around the World - Erin Miller Rankin, Hamish Lal, Roberto Aguirre Luzi, Caio Gabra and Claus Lenz

  • International Arbitration Review, Kluwer Law International, 2018 The Law on Global Claims: An Area Ripe for Development in Egypt and the United Arab Emirates - Erin Miller Rankin and Bryan Dayton

  • The Middle Eastern and African Arbitration Review, Global Arbitration Review, 2018 Construction Arbitration in East Africa - Erin Miller Rankin, Brian King and Kim Rosenberg

  • The Guide to Construction Arbitration, Global Arbitration Review, 2017 Construction Disputes in Investment Treaty Arbitration - Erin Miller Rankin, Sami Tannous, Matei Purice

  • D.Brian King, Erin Miller Rankin, Don Jeon, KOREAN ARBITRATION REVIEW 6th Issue, July 2016 Procedural Orders and Beyond: Tailoring the Arbitral Process to Maximize Efficiency

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