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Dispute Resolution

Arbitration; adjudication; construction contracts; construction litigation; consultancy agreements; engineering contracts; infrastructure projects; mediation and conciliation; procurement contracts; and project management and implementation.

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Infrastructure & Projects

Planning, development, and management of public-private partnerships and private finance initiatives and other related issues that arise in the area of infrastructure and projects.

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Qualifications

• LL.B (Hons)
• Barrister-at-Law, Middle Temple
• Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

Admission to the Bar

• England and Wales (1989)
• Malaya (1990)

Professional Memberships

• Member of the Malaysian Bar
• Member of the Asean Law Association of Malaysia
• Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
• Fellow, Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators
• Member of the Society of Construction Law (KL and Selangor)
• Member of the International Bar Association

Awards and Recognition

Chambers Asia Pacific
A "Leading Individual" in the field of Dispute Resolution: Construction (2010 - 2017)

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2010 - "The firm also fields a specialist engineering and construction subgroup, headed by Rodney Gomez. This team works with contractors, port operators and utility companies, and has a growing portfolio of clients involved in infrastructure projects in the Middle East. Gomez recently led on representing the Indian government in applications to set aside arbitration awards amounting to USD200 million."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2011 - "Rodney Gomez heads the department’s engineering and construction subgroup and has particular experience in construction disputes. He recently acted for an international contractor after a negligence claim was made against the company."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2012 - "Rodney Gomez is the head of the group's construction practice and recently acted for Tenaga Nasional in the High Court in a taxation matter worth MYR10 million."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2013 - "Rodney Gomez continues to be an important player in the construction disputes sector and has been kept busy with both litigation and arbitration cases. He heads the infrastructure and projects group."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2014 - "Rodney Gomez is a well-respected construction practitioner and maintains an active construction arbitration and litigation practice. He is noted for his in-depth understanding of such industry issues as procurement contracts, infrastructure projects and project management."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2015 - "Rodney Gomez is noted for his adept handling of construction litigation and arbitration. He also leads the projects and infrastructure practice and is well placed to advise on all aspects of a project. Rodney Gomez is a well-regarded construction litigator and the head of the projects and infrastructure practice."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 - "Rodney Gomez leads the firm's construction litigation and arbitration team, coupling this role with his practice as a projects and infrastructure lawyer. Clients admire him for his responsiveness, as well as his "depth of knowledge and recall."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 - "Rodney Gomez maintains a respected construction practice and is praised by clients as "always hands-on and very practical." He regularly handles litigation and arbitration connected with infrastructure projects as well as related contractual issues, lately acting successfully for Foster Wheeler in a dispute with its employer over outstanding payments due for work on a chemical plant development."

Asialaw Profiles
A "Recommended Individual" in the field of Dispute Resolution (2011, 2014 - 2016)

• Asialaw Profiles 2011 - “Their commercial acumen is very good and would always try to make the deal work for both sides,” says an in-house counsel. “They don’t waste clients’ time and always give their suggestion on how things work."

• Asialaw Profiles 2016 - Gomez in particular, has been described by a client as having “extensive knowledge of the law and experience in arbitration.”

Asialaw Leading Lawyers 
A "Leading Lawyer" in Dispute Resolution and Litigation practice (2013 - 2016)

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
A "Recommended Lawyer" in the field of Projects and Energy (2014 -2017)

• The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 - "Infrastructure and projects head Rodney Gomez advised Prasarana Malaysia on supplemental agreements for Light Rail Transit line extensions. Gomez also handles arbitration." 

• The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 - "Shearn Delamore & Co’s head of infrastructure and projects Rodney Gomez represented Foster Wheeler in adjudication proceedings regarding outstanding payments against Arkema." 

Client Choice Awards 2016
Rodney Gomez is the sole country winner for the Construction award

Languages

English, Bahasa Malaysia

Contact

Telephone: +603 2027 2890
Fax: +603 2026 6706
Email: rodney@shearndelamore.com

 
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