ElizabethHatcher (Liz)

Associate

London + 44.20.7039.5279

Liz Hatcher's practice is focused on litigation and arbitration particularly within the energy, resources, and major infrastructure sectors. She has experience with complex, high-value energy and construction disputes.

Liz's recent experience includes claims arising out of the construction of gas and power processing facilities in the Middle East, acting for global engineering and construction firms in high-value construction disputes, as well as advising contractors regarding intricate breach of contract claims.

Liz worked on an EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) contract dispute (circa $1.4b), related to an LNG (liquefied natural gas) project that involved the development of coal seam gas fields and hubs in South East Queensland. The litigation proceedings included issues around delay, disruption, and defective materials.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2018, Liz was an active member of the Robina Community Legal Clinic, where she gained experience in various areas of law. During this time she was also awarded "best communicator" and won first place in the Australian Administrative Appeals Tribunal's (AAT) negotiation competition.

Experience

  • Engineering company brings action relating to construction of water and power plant in Middle EastJones Day is acting for an engineering company in a dispute arising out of the upgrade of four open cycle gas turbine engines as part of a project to construct a water and power plant in the Middle East.
  • Student activist from Venezuela obtains asylumJones Day obtained asylum on behalf of K.P, who, at the age of 20, was forced to flee Venezuela because he opposed the Venezuelan government and its president, Nicolás Maduro.
  • Almoiz Group makes offer to acquire ICSMJones Day is advising international sugar producer Almoiz Group on its proposal to acquire up to a 54% interest in Isis Central Sugar Mill Co Ltd ("ICSM").