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Advancing Excellence: Global Perspectives on Construction Dispute Resolution

Edward Corbett is acknowledged as one of the world’s most experienced international construction lawyers with an unsurpassed reputation as a FIDIC expert.
Edward has worked exclusively in construction law since 1984 and his experience includes contract drafting and procurement strategy as well as Dispute Boards, ICC arbitration, litigation and ADR. He has worked for contractors as well as for employers, funders and consultants. He regularly advises some of the world’s major employers and contractors and his current caseload involves projects in Europe, Africa, South Asia and the Middle East.

He has experience as an arbitrator and adjudicator on both UK and international disputes and is an accredited mediator. He is a FIDIC Certified Adjudicator.

Edward is the author of FIDIC 4th – A Practical Legal Guide and a contributor to FIDIC 2017 – A Practical Legal Guide. He has written many articles and papers dealing with aspects of international construction contracts. He was a founder of Construction Law International (CLInt). He has lectured extensively on construction law and in particular on FIDIC’s standard forms of contract. He is a FIDIC Certified Trainer.

Edward was named a Global Elite Thought Leader by Who’s Who Legal 2019 and described as “a heavyweight in the international construction field and the top name in Europe according to our research this year”. Sources say he is “the star player in the UK market”, with “knowledge that is next to none”. Edward has been recommended in the Legal 500 since 2006.

Edward runs and posts on the Cornerstone FIDIC Group on LinkedIn.

Edward Corbett

Brandon Malone is the Chairman of the Scottish Branch of CIArb and a Fellow of the Institute.  He is an Advocate at the Scottish bar, a Barrister in England and Wales, a FIDIC Certified Adjudicator and dispute board member, an RICS mediator, a Chartered Surveyor and an experienced international arbitrator empanelled by many of the worlds’ leading arbitral institutions.  He has over 30 years of experience in commercial dispute resolution and focuses on construction, engineering, energy, infrastructure, cryptocurrency and blockchain disputes. He is a member of Ampersand Advocates, a Door Tenant with Quadrant Chambers, London and a member of Arbitra International. 


Brandon Malone

Maria Fisentzou is a Chartered Civil Engineer, testified Delay Expert and CEDR accredited mediator, with over 30 years’ experience. She has acted as party-appointed delay expert on several construction and engineering projects in different parts of the world. Maria has given oral expert evidence in international arbitration, domestic adjudication and mediation proceedings. She has been appointed to provide advice and independent expert opinion to clients on a variety of planning/programming, forensic scheduling, and contractual issues. She also prepares delay and disruption analysis for claims for extension of time, loss and expense, and acceleration measures. Her work is applied not only to formal dispute resolution proceedings but also to risk assessments and negotiated settlements. Her extensive international experience includes working with a variety of contract forms including FIDIC, ICE, JCT and NEC. 


Maria Fisentzou

Marco Schoups is a partner and the managing director of the Schoups law firm.
Marco Schoups studied law and economics at the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL). He performed his traineeship in Brussels and Antwerp. He has been a lawyer since 1987 and has more than twenty years of experience assisting companies with proceedings and arbitration, as well as with contract work, giving advice and conducting negotiations. He regularly publishes and gives lectures.

Marco Schoups

Fionnuala McCredie was called to the Bar in 1992 and was made a Queen’s Counsel in 2013 (now King’s Counsel).  She specialises in the fields of public procurement, construction and engineering, energy, environment and professional negligence related claims and insurance disputes. 

Fionnuala’s practice covers a wide range of advocacy, advisory and drafting for both domestic and international clients. Her advocacy expertise has led her to regularly act for clients in the High Court, especially the Technology and Construction Court, as well as the Court of Appeal and appear before arbitrators, adjudicators and other tribunals. She is a CEDR certified mediator and a very experienced mediation advocate. Her mediation experience extends to international mediation and she has recently conducted a number of successful virtual mediations.   

Fionnuala has a busy mediation practice and is regularly instructed to mediate construction, IT and procurement-related disputes.

Fionnuala McCredie

Amanda J. Lee, FCIArb is an Arbitrator and Principal of LML Arbitration, and a Consultant at Costigan King, London, with focus on the automotive, construction, financial services, and waste management industries. Her experience encompasses arbitration, construction adjudication, litigation, and mediation. She serves as sole and party-appointed arbitrator and has sat on 25+ occasions to date. Amanda is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Law, UK and holds numerous advisory roles.. She is the Founder of Careers in Arbitration, and ARBalance, and a recipient of the 2022 CPR Award for Outstanding Contribution to Diversity in ADR.

Amanda Lee

Lucie Briggs is a barrister at Atkin Chambers in London where she specialises in construction and engineering, energy, information technology, and professional negligence disputes for a wide variety of contractors, private employers, manufacturers and their professional advisers globally. She has a broad practice with expertise in domestic and international arbitration, domestic courts, mediation and all aspects of adjudication proceedings. As part of her diverse practice she appears regularly as sole counsel in court, arbitration, mediation and adjudication hearings. She has also advised on and acted in appellant proceedings.  


Lucie has more recently developed extensive experience and a particular specialism in cladding disputes and the Building Regulations relating to fire safety following the Grenfell fire. As well as advising on and representing parties in relation to cladding disputes, Lucie is regularly invited to give talks and seminars on the subject of the Building Regulations and cladding litigation post Grenfell.    

 Lucie has been recognised in the leading legal directories for a number of years, with Chambers and Partners 2024 describing her as “an excellent barrister and a joy to work with” and The Legal 500 saying “Incredibly efficient, clear advice, and manages to cut through difficult cases”.

Lucie Briggs

Shy is a partner at the London office of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, an international law firm. His practice covers advising on construction and engineering projects in the UK and abroad, providing project support on contractual and legal issues and delivered training workshops, as well as acting in dispute resolution proceedings, including arbitration, litigation adjudication and forms of ADR such as conflict avoidance panels. Shy is a member of the NEC Contract Board and an SCL UK Council member.  Shy is recognised for his expertise in Who’s Who Legal: Construction where he is listed as a Global Thought Leader, as well as being recognised in Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.  He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors and a Visiting Fellow at the Construction Law MSc course at King's College London. 

Shy Jackson

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