Nicholas Cousino

Senior Director

"I was appointed expert witness on issues regarding delay and programming; and acted as expert advisor providing advice on negotiations of extensions of time."

Education

  • Master of Science (MSc) in Construction Law & Dispute Resolution (merit), King’s College London.
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Construction Engineering Technology (cum laude), University of Toledo.

Nicholas Cousino is a Senior Director and construction delay expert at Ankura, based in London. He was appointed expert witness on issues regarding delay and programming; and acted as expert advisor providing advice on negotiations of extensions of time. His background includes a strong foundation of project controls and management knowledge. As the project scheduler, he has developed and maintained multiple project schedules, using Primavera P6; and acted as the lead programme manager responsible for the contract schedules of 32 separate contracts. He has provided forensic scheduling and claims analyses on heavy/highway/civil projects; industrial petroleum/chemical plants; and mix-use commercial/building projects.

Experience

Most recently, he was appointed expert witness for delay and programming in a dispute regarding the evaluation of delays on the construction of two luxury mix-use towers.

Previously, he was lead assistant in planning and delay to the expert of an international arbitration based in Stockholm, Sweden; responsible for the development of the delay evaluation regarding the construction of a major shopping centre. In another dispute, he assisted in the development of the forensic delay analysis and the independent evaluation of delays on the construction of power stations in Egypt, valuing over €4 billion. His technical understanding of large scale complex industrial process and infrastructure systems have played key roles in delivering robust analyses for his clients.

Nicholas has been appointed as expert witness and expert advisor; He has been lead assistant in several international arbitrations; and has led investigations and represented his clients in mediation.