Julian Bailey advises on international construction and infrastructure projects involving the transport, oil and gas, power (including renewables), petrochemical, industrial, retail, residential, tourism, health care, mining, marine, insurance, and defense industries. Julian has represented sovereign governments, developers, and contractors in construction and engineering projects and disputes.
Prior to joining Jones Day in 2023, Julian represented: an international contractor in an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration concerning a port project in Iraq; an international PV (photovoltaic) solar EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) contractor in an ICC arbitration concerning a project in Egypt; a European contractor concerning a gas pipeline interconnector in Southeast Europe; an international contractor concerning a port project in Morocco; a European contractor in UK Supreme Court proceedings concerning a hydroelectric power project; a French/Norwegian company in High Court litigation in Northern Ireland and arbitration concerning a sub-sea electrical interconnector; a multinational engineering company in an arbitration in Qatar concerning delay and disruption to the construction and commissioning of a gas-fired power station; and a national oil company subsidiary in a dispute concerning the construction of onshore infrastructure for a LNG (liquefied natural gas) facility.
Julian was chairman of the Society of Construction Law (UK) from 2015 to 2016, the leading industry body for construction law. He is also author of Construction Law, a three-volume general text on construction law as it applies in England, Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore, with an international outlook.
Julian is a visiting fellow at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College, London and is an adjunct professor of law at Hamad bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar.
"A virtuoso of construction law on an international scale."International Construction Law Review
- University of South Australia (Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice 1997); University of Adelaide (LL.B. with first class honours 1996; Bachelor of Commerce 1994)
- Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
"An intellectual leader in the field of construction law" (Who's Who Legal: Construction — Future Leaders [most highly regarded])
WWL Thought Leaders Global Elite: Construction 2023 "Under 45" (Who's Who Legal)
"Brings brainpower and experience from a construction aspect. Impressive performer." (The Legal 500 UK)
"Recommended for his ‘encyclopaedic’ knowledge of contentious construction issues" (The Legal 500 EMEA)