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Jose Fouz, MSc, PgCertArb, MCIArb

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Jose is a Director in Construction Advisory services located in J.S. Held’s Miami, FL office. He has a strong background in construction management, cost control, claims management, and dispute resolution. He has broad international experience on construction and engineering projects in Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Jose started as a site-located engineer for various international major EPC companies, where he held various project management positions within large-scale renewable power and infrastructure projects worldwide (Hydro Power Projects, Wind Farms, Roads & Train Stations). He was first responsible for the execution of the works within the budget, time, quality, and safety requirements and after moved towards the overall project’s control duties, including contractual risk assessment and mitigation, change management, and claims.

For several years now, Jose’s principal focus has been advising contractors, subcontractors, and project owners in relation to claims management and dispute resolution. His knowledge and expertise ranges from the preparation and rebuttal of claims in relation to delay, disruption, variation, loss of productivity, and quantum issues, through to providing expert services, including preparing expert reports and acting as expert witness in international arbitrations under, amongst others, ICC and UNCITRAL arbitration rules.

Key Expertise

  • International Arbitration
  • ADR, including Mediation and DABs
  • Construction Claims
  • Insurance Claims
  • Contract and Commercial Management

Professional Affiliations/Memberships/Licenses/Training

  • Who's Who Legal Future Leader, Construction Expert Witness, 2023
  • Who’s Who Legal Future Leader, Arbitration Expert Witnesses, 2023