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Nelson L. Gallardo

  • Senior Managing Director
  • Forensic & Litigation Consulting
  • T: +1 404 460 6200
  • F: +1 404 460 6299
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    • 1201 W Peachtree Street, NW
    • Suite 500
    • Atlanta, GA, 30309
    • United States
    • T: +1 404 460 6200
    • F: +1 404 460 6299

Nelson Gallardo is a Senior Managing Director with the Construction Solutions practice, based in Atlanta. He has more than 18 years of experience advising on construction matters across the United States and Latin America, including Panama, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Brazil and Uruguay. Mr. Gallardo leads a dispute resolution team of international construction professionals that specializes in providing construction forensic and litigation services to project owners, EPC contractors and specialty contractors in large industrial projects in the Americas.

As a frequently appointed independent expert witness, Mr. Gallardo has provided written and live expert testimony during arbitration, mediation and litigation proceedings involving construction management performance matters, contractor terminations, delay, disruption, acceleration, mitigation and other construction project issues.

Mr. Gallardo has extensive experience of construction dispute resolution, change order management, cost control, claims management and contract administration of building construction, power, oil & gas, pulp & paper, biofuel, solar, airport, rail, highway and mining projects.

International Experience

As an international construction claims expert, Mr. Gallardo has provided expert testimony on schedule delay, loss of productivity, disruption, contractor terminations and economic damages in international arbitration, including concurrent expert evidence (“hot-tubbing”). His experience includes disputes valued from $3 million to more than $300 million.

Mr. Gallardo’s practice is focused on very large and complex industrial projects, typically ranging from $100 million to $4 billion in construction costs. He has given expert testimony, both in English and Spanish during international and local arbitration proceedings, including arbitration matters under the following dispute resolution forums:

  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • American Arbitration Association
  • Centro de Arbitraje y Conciliación, Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá
  • Centro de Resolución de Disputas de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP)
  • Centro de Arbitraje, Cámara de Comercio de Lima
  • Organismo Supervisor de Contratación Estatal del Perú (OSCE).
  • Centro de Arbitraje, Cámara de Comercio Americana (AMCHAM)

Mr. Gallardo holds a professional degree in Architecture from Universidad de lo Andes in Bogotá and a Master’s degree in Construction Management from Southern Polytechnic State University in Atlanta.

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