Expert Witness Services – Engineering/Technical

Masin provides expert witness services on engineering and technical disputes like variations, change of scope/specifications, design and construction defects and latent failures for infra and engineering projects.

We also act as forensic experts to evaluate suitability of existing structures in areas of Civil engineering, Earthquake engineering and Geo-technical engineering.

MASIN team of technical experts has years of experience in providing expert witness services and working alongside law firms. We have extensive expertise in oil & gas/process projects with our experts having strong industry knowledge and experience.

MASIN has highly experienced team of project management, process, mechanical, metallurgical, civil, environmental, instrumentation, geo-technical and electrical engineers.

In addition, our independence and objectivity means we have established a reliable and trustworthy reputation in the provision of this important service.  MASIN has acted as technical experts in more than 200 arbitrations.

Representative experience:-

  • Acted as expert witness on behalf of Respondent related to failure of power supply system, owing to defective equipment supplied and faulty design undertaken by the EPC contractor in an oil storage terminal. The failure resulted in complete shutdown of the facility leading to production loss.
  • Acted as expert witness in an ICC arbitration related to changes in geo-technical conditions actually encountered at a metro project site vis-à-vis that provided in the Contract and if the change was foreseeable for an experienced contractor.
  • Acted as expert witness for an ICC arbitration related to incorrect selection of route to the mines and refinery, structural defects in the culverts and bridges constructed on the route.
  • Acted as experts witness in SIAC arbitration related to incorrect gas specifications resulting in failure of string test of a compressor project in Oman.
  • Acted as expert witness on behalf of the Claimant for a dispute related to punch list works categorisation and its completion for the commissioning of a Petrochemical Project in Middle East.
  • Acted as expert in an ICC arbitration on the failure of the foundations owing to defective design (piles or open type foundation) based on the geo-technical report for a refinery project in India.
  • Expert Witness services in an ICC arbitration for a building project in Qatar. The dispute was related to incorrect fire alarm system design and construction resulting in delay in the regulatory approval of the building.
  • Acted as experts in DIAC arbitration for a dispute related to welding defects in a duplex and super duplex flowlines/pipelines.
  • Acted as expert related to improper engineering management of an oil & gas project in Middle East resulting in excess engineering manhours being claimed by the Claimant.
  • Acted as technical expert for evaluation of existing road carrying capacity and road condition in a Bilateral Investment Treaty Arbitration instructed by London based renowned international law firm.
  • Acted as technical expert for evaluation of the value of a power plant in SIAC arbitration, instructed by Respondent in a shareholding dispute.
  • Acted as technical corrosion expert for Floating Offshore Platform on behalf of the Respondent, for an ICC arbitration. The dispute was related to corrosion affecting the welded tank storing corrosion hydrocarbon.
  • Acted as technical expert on the dispute related to structural analysis of offshore drilling platform jacket. Instructed by the main EPC contractor in an ICC arbitration under Swiss laws.
  • Acted as technical expert in South African rail project pertaining to excess cutting/filling owing to change in Geo-technical conditions, ICC arbitration and instructed by the EPC contractor.
  • Acted as Hydrology expert for a major housing project in Srilanka pertaining to defective construction owing to unforeseen floods and its impact. Instructed by top London based law firm and worked alongside one of the renowned lawyer in the arbitration industry.