Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022
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International Arbitration: Arbitrators - London (Bar)
Cyril Chern has built a sterling reputation in the field and takes appointments all over the globe, including in the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa. He has significant expertise in the construction sector and handles a broad range of commercial arbitrations as chair and sole arbitrator.
Strengths: "He has specific talents in complex construction and heavy engineering, and he has extensive knowledge of the law." "He understands the nuances of international arbitration work and uses his perfect diplomatic skills to run efficient and flawless proceedings."
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Dr Chern is a Barrister at 4 New Square Chambers, London, a Chartered Architect, Chartered Arbitrator, trained Structural Engineer, Accredited Mediator, and Adjudicator. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Dispute Board Federation and on the FIDIC President’s List of Adjudicators.
He specialises in complex engineering/construction projects in the UK, Europe, Asia, Middle East, South America, and the Orient dealing with infrastructure development, dispute prevention and/or resolution. He is also an arbitrator and adjudicator of construction and engineering claims, chairs dispute boards, and acts as mediator on projects including hydro-electric and nuclear power facilities, airports, water treatment facilities, rail and roads projects, bridges, and tunnels. Current Dispute Boards include the Marmaray Light Rail System for Istanbul, the Fehmarnbelt Project in Denmark, Lesotho Highlands Dam Project in the Kingdom of Lesotho, The Port of Tema/Harbour in Ghana, the Chernobyl Encasement in Ukraine, and the Batang Toru Dam Project in Indonesia.
Dr Chern is also the author of numerous leading books relating to construction including: Chern on Dispute Boards – now in its 4th Edition (Informa), International Commercial Mediation, The Commercial Mediator’s Handbook, The Law of Construction Disputes now in its 3rd Edition (Informa) and his newest book Nuclear Infrastructure Development.