FTI Consulting and Vijverberg Announce Strategic Alliance to Provide Cross-Border Construction Dispute Resolution Solutions in The Netherlands and Belgium
London, 2 November 2021 — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), a global business advisory firm, and Vijverberg, an independent project management and dispute resolution firm for complex construction projects, today announced a strategic alliance to provide cross-border dispute resolution solutions for construction and engineering projects in The Netherlands and Belgium.
Through this alliance, clients in The Netherlands and Belgium will benefit from the combined expertise with large-scale, international construction and engineering disputes, as well as knowledge of local laws and business practices. Vijverberg's project management expertise will complement FTI Consulting's suite of services to the construction community and will expand its expertise in the offshore, shipbuilding, data centre, infrastructure, light rail, power plant, and real estate sectors.
For over 30 years, Vijverberg has contributed to the prevention and resolution of construction disputes through delay analyses, cost and economic damages assessments, and expert witness reports. Their team of expert witnesses have testified on trial under Dutch law and in international arbitration.
FTI Consulting is a global leader in dispute resolution and claims advisory services and the top firm in Global Arbitration Review's Expert Witness Power Index. With a track record of providing solutions that help clients prevent, manage and resolve construction issues, FTI Consulting has a leading team of experienced expert witnesses that help to resolve disputes in litigation, arbitration and expert determination related to contractual, delay and quantum matters.
With the recent acquisition of The Rhodes Group and the addition of Berlin to its European locations over the last 12 months, the strategic alliance with Vijverberg will help FTI Consulting continue to enhance the footprint of its Construction Solutions practice across EMEA.
Alastair Farr, Head of Construction Solutions in UK & Europe at FTI Consulting, said, "I'm delighted to work with Vijverberg to provide cross-border dispute resolution solutions to Dutch and Belgian clients and law firms. Construction disputes vary in complexity, with international disputes being at the top of that scale. As clients look to develop projects across multiple jurisdictions and increasingly work with organisations outside of their home countries, an in-depth understanding of the key challenges is paramount for effective resolution. Our strategic alliance with Vijverberg will increase our presence in Mainland Europe and complement our teams in Germany, France, Spain, Ireland and the UK, providing multilingual experts with deep and varied industry expertise on projects globally."
Jouke van der Schors, Managing Director at Vijverberg, added: "I am very pleased with this strategic alliance. FTI Consulting's extensive network of specialists enables us to better serve our clients locally on international projects. In addition, we can offer our clients in The Netherlands and Belgium access to a wider range of industry-specific experts. For Vijverberg, this strategic alliance provides an important contribution to our ambition to expand our position as a leading expert witness firm in the Netherlands and Belgium."
Vijverberg is an independent project management and dispute resolution firm for complex construction projects. Since 1991, Vijverberg has provided contracting & procurement, project management, and dispute resolution solutions to clients in renewables, oil & gas, power, pharmaceuticals, infrastructure, and real estate projects. Their multi-disciplinary team includes delay, quantum, technical and legal experts. Their approach is based on the deployment of dedicated teams of specialists and the use of in-house developed methods. For more information, visit www.vijverberg.com and connect with us on LinkedIn.
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Source: FTI Consulting, Inc.