Dr. Jörn Zons is a lawyer and partner at Friedrich Graf von Westphalen & Partner. Jörn’s main focus lies on German and international construction and engineering projects, including onshore and offshore infrastructure projects, processing plants, logistics facilities and other projects.
Jörn advises both employers and contractors through all stages of such projects, particularly: drafting/negotiating the project contracts (design contracts, project management contracts, purchase- and supply contracts, construction contracts, O&M/service contracts etc.), including the relevant standard form contracts (FIDIC, NEC etc.); legal project management, including claims-management; pursuit/enforcement of rights/claims against contract partners, third parties, insurers etc., if necessary through applicable dispute resolution proceedings (litigation, arbitration etc.).
Jörn expertise particularly includes international projects, international contracts and international dispute resolution.
Jörn is also a regular referee on German and international construction
and engineering projects, FIDIC contracts and dispute resolution at seminars,
associations and in-house for companies. He has written and published numerous articles on said topics and he is one of the editors of a well-known German book on German and international engineering projects ('Bock/Zons, Rechtshandbuch Anlagenbau - Praxisfragen deutscher und internationaler Anlagenbauprojekte').
Jörn speaks German and English.