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Dispute Resolution in International Construction Contracts


William Goodwin KC

A King's Counsel, Arbitrator

William Godwin KC is a practising King’s Counsel, arbitrator and adjudicator with over 30 years’ experience in construction, technology and engineering disputes. He has very substantial experience of institutional and ad hoc international arbitrations and sits as an arbitrator and adjudicator, currently in three ICC construction arbitrations and a major UK Construction Act adjudication. He is an accredited adjudicator and arbitrator of the English Technology and Construction Bar Association and a panel member of various arbitral bodies.
William is a graduate (first class) of University College London and holds a doctorate at Oxford University.
He has special expertise in FIDIC contracts and was legal member of the FIDIC Updates Task Group responsible for drafting the second (2017) editions of the Red, Yellow and Silver Books. His book The 2017 FIDIC Contracts (Wiley 2020) is a commentary and comparative analysis of the new editions. His other publications include International Construction Contracts: a Handbook (Wiley 2013) and several articles on arbitration, construction and commercial law. He is a visiting lecturer at City, University of London.
William has been described as ‘an outstanding advocate’ in Chambers UK and by UK Legal 500 as ‘An expert on FIDIC contracts and related arbitration,’ ‘Very bright and experienced, providing detailed analysis of issues’ with ‘very strong analytical skills and attention to detail’ and ‘He has established good credentials in the arbitration communities of China and Asia’.

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