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International Arbitration: Construction/Engineering | UK Bar

London (Bar)

This section features advice on the resolution of disputes by one or more neutral parties, either an arbitrator or an arbitration panel. Many contracts require mandatory arbitration in the event of a dispute. 

Examples of the institutions include AAA (American Arbitration Association), ICC (International Chamber of Commerce), ICSID (International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes) and LCIA (London Court of International Arbitration). 

The section is split into three tables: International Arbitration: General Commercial & Insurance, International Arbitration: Construction/Engineering and International Arbitration: Arbitrators.  

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All Sets profiles

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Band 1
  1. Atkin Chambers
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    Atkin Chambers
    International Arbitration: Construction/Engineering
    2024 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    Atkin Chambers has attained a commanding stature in the market as a result of both the depth of its expertise and the strength of its advocacy across the full gamut of construction arbitrations. The set continues to be highly active, acting on large-scale and sensitive arbitrations around the work, involving significant transport, construction and energy projects in regions such as Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The barristers are highly experienced in acting under a range of arbitral institutions, including the ICC, LCIA, SIAC, DIFC, HKIAC and LMAA. In addition to acting as counsel, members here also take appointments as arbitrator. Commentators highlight an effective team, stating that "all counsel from Atkin Chambers seem to be genuinely first-class." Another sources states that "Atkin have some very heavy hitters, particularly among the KCs, who are at the top of their game."
  2. Keating Chambers
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    Keating Chambers
    International Arbitration: Construction/Engineering
    2024 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    Keating Chambers continues to be considered one of the first and finest ports of call for complex construction and engineering disputes, with instructing solicitors noting: "The legal complexities surrounding construction disputes are like bread and butter for Keating Chambers." The set calls upon a highly talented roster of silks and junior barristers to act under a wide range of arbitral rules, and has experience in ICC, DIAC, LCIA, SIAC and HKIAC arbitrations. The set is well equipped to handle high-value shipping and infrastructure-related disputes, and demonstrates particular prowess in the energy sector. Members offer clients the benefit of a wealth of international experience and attract a steady stream of instructions across Australia, Hong Kong, South Africa and Europe, leading sources to describe it as "unquestionably the leading set for matters in this field."
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Band 2
  1. 4 Pump Court
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    4 Pump Court
    International Arbitration: Construction/Engineering
    2024 | Band 2 | 10 Years Ranked
    4 Pump Court is a highly respected set with well-honed expertise in construction and engineering disputes. The set regularly handles arbitrations arising in emerging markets. The barristers at 4 Pump Court have been instructed in arbitrations regarding construction projects in the Middle East and Australia. The barristers represent an impressive roster of contractors and subcontractors in high-value ICC, SIAC and DIAC arbitrations. Members here often grapple with issues of foreign law.
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Band 3
  1. 39 Essex Chambers
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    39 Essex Chambers
    International Arbitration: Construction/Engineering
    2024 | Band 3 | 12 Years Ranked
    39 Essex Chambers is a go-to set for international arbitration. Its barristers have impressive international expertise, receiving high-value and complex instructions in disputes arising in the Caribbean, South-East Asia, Australia and South Africa. Barristers here represent contractors, subcontractors and individuals in a range of disputes, often conducted under the arbitral rules of the LMAA, ICC, DIAC and HKIAC. Members of 39 Essex Chambers are particularly adept at handling arbitrations for clients in the shipping and engineering sectors.
  2. Crown Office Chambers
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    Crown Office Chambers
    International Arbitration: Construction/Engineering
    2024 | Band 3 | 12 Years Ranked
    Barristers at Crown Office Chambers are highly proficient in international arbitration and are regularly instructed to appear in construction-related disputes. The set is noted for its strong grasp of arbitrations relating to big-ticket infrastructure projects, including transport and energy developments. The barristers wield significant expertise in cases arising from projects in the Middle East, regularly handling arbitrations governed by LCIA, ICC, DIAC, LMAA or ADCCAC rules on behalf of contractors, subcontractors and joint venture partners.