Angus Rankin is an English-qualified solicitor and partner in the international arbitration team at Hogan Lovells, specialising in construction and engineering disputes. He plays an active role in expanding the firm’s Africa Disputes practice and has experience of civil and criminal court proceedings on the continent. After spending the early part of his career in London, he spent two years with Hogan Lovells in Tokyo, Japan. He then spent four years as in-house counsel within the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries group, latterly as EMEA General Counsel for its thermal power plant construction and maintenance business. He has experience of African projects from invitation to tender through to completion and dispute resolution. He re-joined Hogan Lovells as a partner in 2017. Angus regularly delivers training to legal teams in Africa – both within government agencies and the private sector – including as part of USAID’s Power Africa programme. His recent African infrastructure caseload has included advising: the EPC contractor in an FPSO vessel construction dispute in West Africa; the employer in a power station construction dispute in East Africa; the construction contractor consortium on a road/bridge project in East Africa; and an East African mine-owner in connection with construction of a mineral process plant. Angus led the Hogan Lovells COVID-19 taskforce for the construction sector, advising FIDIC and its members in the early stages of the pandemic. Angus has an MA from Cambridge University and is a member of the Society of Construction Law.