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Our talented construction lawyers are passionate about helping to manage each step of the process for you. Right from the start, from planning and negotiation to project development, performance bonds and joint venture agreements, FLI's firms have done it all. Our specialists take pride in their industry knowledge and experience and are driven to deliver the right results for you, whenever you need it.

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Pete Larsen

Pete Larsen

Pete Larsen brings more than fifteen years of experience as corporate in-house, litigation-management across the country involving banks and financial institutions, commercial real estate law, title, commercial leasing, and litigation related to residential, multi-family and commercial real estate.

Prior to joining FLI, Pete served as Associate General Counsel for a premier commercial real estate and loan and financial advisory services company, Situs. He primarily supported Situs’ loan-servicing and special servicing business units, providing legal expertise within commercial the commercial mortgage servicing industry, including servicing and securitization.

His responsibilities also include complex contract preparation and negotiation, litigation-management, banking and finance, legal department management, mergers and acquisitions, risk assessment and insurance.

In October 2011, Mr. Larsen was the lead attorney on the purchase of loan servicing rights of approximately 9.7 billion Euros, more than doubling the company’s European assets under management at that time.

Phone: (+1) 832 660 1394

Email: pete.larsen@first-law.com

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Qualifications:

  • Michigan State University, Juris Doctor
  • University of Michigan, BSA

Languages:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portugese

Orlando Casares

Orlando Casares

Orlando founded First Law International in 2001, with a vision to streamline legal service offerings for In-house counsels across the world. He has over 25 years of experience managing cross-border projects such as M&A, litigation management, restructurings, insolvencies, and global compliance policy roll-outs for NYSE and NASDAQ-listed Fortune companies and privately-owned mid-cap companies. Orlando’s relationship with General Counsel and Corporate Executives of the Board is an invaluable asset when a steady hand in needed in complex tasks involving several jurisdictions and a multi-disciplinary approach.

Phone: +32(0)295184936

Email: ocasares@first-law.com

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Qualifications

  • University of Houston, BBA in Business
  • Baylor University, Juris Doctorate (JD)
  • University of Deusto, Masters of Law (LL.M)

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian

Construction insights


The Omnibus Law and the Indonesian Economy
Construction

The Omnibus Law and the Indonesian Economy

The Omnibus Law on Job Creation (Undang-Undang Cipta Kerja) was approved by the Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR) earlier this month. This bill is one of the key priorities of the Jokowi administration. With the amendment of 76 existing laws, it is aimed at reducing bureaucracy and boosting investment in the country.

With the passing of the Omnibus Law, Indonesia is now awaiting the technical regulations to implement the momentous statute. The law introduces high-level changes to the country’s business regulatory framework, serving as a major step towards boosting the Indonesian economy and the recentralisation of government power. The amendment of thousands of articles within 76 existing laws will create a far-reaching effect throughout all industries in Indonesia.

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Land Owner Transparency Act
Construction

Land Owner Transparency Act

A signature piece of legislation addressing hidden ownership of real estate will be coming into force in British Columbia. Effective November 30, all acquisitions of interest in land will be subject to LOTA’s disclosure rules.

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COVID-19 Implications on UK Construction
Construction

COVID-19 Implications on UK Construction

With the COVID-19 pandemic expanding globally and a rapidly increasing number of infections, the construction industry has been taken by surprise. Many projects had to be postponed or shut down until “further notice”, leaving contractors unprepared to deal with this unprecedented situation. The main question remains how the existing construction contracts and the obligations of the parties can be still executed.

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Post COVID-19: Supply Chains & More
Construction

Post COVID-19: Supply Chains & More

Over the past forty years digitalisation coupled with the overpowering forces of globalisation have redefined virtually all aspects of our life, from how we communicate to how we consume. Adapting to these changes, worldwide manufacturing production has been reorganised into global value chains (GVCs) to satisfy the growing demand at any time, any place. Thus, supply chains have become inseparably interconnected, whereby raw materials and intermediate goods are shipped around the globe multiple times and then assembled in yet another location to be reexported to the final consumers in both developed and developing markets. As such, about 70% of international trade today involves GVCs, making them a true backbone of our global economy.

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Bjarke Ingels Group
Caterpillar
Gerdau Ameristeel
HydraTight
Proeza
Soprema
Shell
Rockwood LP
Solar Turbines
BIG USA
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