John Prudhoe

Jon Prudhoe
Senior Managing Director

Asia-Pacific Construction Leader; Delay & Quantum Expert

Jon Prudhoe is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura with an expertise in construction. Based in Asia for 20 years, he is one of the few experts, worldwide, equally capable of opining on matters of quantum and delay. He holds an extensive portfolio of expert appointments, including many of APAC’s most high profile and complex disputes.

  • Experience

    Jon has over 35 years of experience in onshore and offshore oil and gas, marine, shipbuilding, petrochemical, infrastructure, transportation, utility, building, and civil engineering projects throughout Asia- Pacific, Middle East, Europe, USA, South America, and Africa. His depth and extent of technical knowledge in all these sectors, combined with his robust testifying experience means he is one of APACs most highly sought-after construction experts.

    Jon has been instructed on over 90 expert witness appointments including matters such as construction contract terminations; evaluation of changed work; quantum of damages as well as matters relating to delay, acceleration, disruption and loss of productivity, extension of time (EOT) claims, and assessment of concurrent delays.

    Jon has given evidence in arbitration hearings under ICC, SIAC, SCMA, DIAC, HKIAC, SCC, KLRCA, UNCITRAL, and LCIA rules and court and arbitration proceedings in Singapore, UK, Hong Kong, Australia, Malaysia, UAE, and Sweden. He is well versed in giving oral evidence under cross-examination in litigation and arbitration proceedings including expert witness conferencing (hot-tubbing).

    His experience also includes several appointments as expert determiner as well as full-term and ad-hoc dispute board appointments.

    Previous roles have been held on both sides of the construction industry, having worked for contracting and consulting organisations and he continues to provide contract advice on live projects.
    A selection of Jon’s engagements includes:

    • Member of dispute review board panel on a major gas pipeline project in Australia
    • Expert determiner in a dispute between and FPSO operator and a contractor on a performance bond dispute.
    • Jack Up Rig Conversion: Provided expert evidence on the causes of delay to substantiate an EOT claim and valuation of disputed variation orders as well as disruption and accelerations costs.
    • Land Reclamation project, Malaysia: Provided opinion on quantum and termination claims in respect of the dredging works.
    • Geothermal Power Station, Philippines: For turbine installation contractor in termination dispute, provided expert opinion on causes and extent of delay as well as quantum of claims.
    • High rise residential development, Hong Kong: Provided quantum and delay expert opinion on matters of delay, disruption, and acceleration relating to the foundation works.
    • New Airport Terminal, Singapore: Appointed as quantum and delay expert in a dispute between main contractor and roof steelwork sub-contractor.
    • Petrochemical Plant, India: Appointed delay expert to opine on extent of delay arising from contractor’s termination.

  • Honors & awards

    • Who’s Who Legal says: “Jon Prudhoe is described as ‘unflappable and rock solid in defending his reports in cross examination’. Impressed clients comment that ‘his experience in infrastructure projects is immense’.”
    • Since 2015, Jon has been regularly recognized by “Who’s Who Legal Construction” as one of the global leading Experts and Thought Leaders.

  • News & events
    • Society of Construction Law at Annual Conference, 09/14/2017, “Construction Law & Practice in Changing Times,” Singapore
    • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 04/26/2017, “What Arbitrators Want (and Need) to Know,” Singapore
    • Society of Construction Law, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 03/25/2017, “The Art of Cross Examination,” India
    • Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration annual conference, 03/15/2017, “Making Maritime Arbitration Work for You,” Singapore
    • Society of Construction Law, 02/24/2016, “Practical Problems Arising from the Pacing of Delay on Construction Project,” Singapore
    • Joint seminar in Jakarta, 06/09/2015, “Managing Construction Risks in Indonesian Projects,” Jakarta
  • Insights & innovation