Jacob Henriquez LL.M.

Jacob Henriquez LL.M.




Jacob Henriquez FCIArb specialises in Construction law, Real Estate and Arbitration. He is an experienced lawyer that handles complex matters in the Construction & Engineering, Real Estate, Infrastructure, and Offshore sectors, offering robust and knowledgeable representation across a broad range of topics.

Jacob advises his clients on forms of cooperation within real estate and construction projects, the types of contracts most suitable to the project (Design & Build, DBM, DBMO-agreements) as well as the allocation of project-specific design and construction risks.

He advises on contentious construction and infrastructure projects across a variety of industries, including transport, energy, petrochemical, and construction. He also negotiates and drafts construction agreements for (international) clients, amongst others EPC and O&M contracts for renewable energy projects. Most recently he has been involved in cases regarding construction projects in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

He has written several books on Construction law (published by e.g. the Institute of Construction Law and by Boom Juridische Uitgeverij) and publishes regularly in Dutch Construction Law journals. He is also one of the global editors of Construction Law International (since 2017). He is a visiting lecturer on International Construction Law and Dispute Resolution at the University of East Anglia (United Kingdom) and a visiting lecturer on Contracting Engineering Projects at TIAS School for Business and Society (NL).

Litigation and international arbitration
Jacob is an experienced and convincing litigator, representing his clients before state courts as well as in complex (international) construction arbitration with experience handling cases at the Arbitration Board for the Building Industry (RvA), the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI), the ICC and at the LCIA. Given his expertise in international construction projects, he also acts as a Dispute Board member.

FIDIC expertise
Of particular note is Jacob’s in-depth knowledge of the FIDIC standard forms of contract in which matters he has successfully represented and advised his clients. His publications on a number of FIDIC related topics in renowned construction law journals further underlines his FIDIC expertise. He successfully completed the FIDIC Summer School at King’s College London.