Dispute Boards and the FIDIC 2017 Second Edition

Wednesday 21 March 2018, 6.30pm

Corbett & Co. Director Victoria Tyson will be chairing the forthcoming Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF) meeting on Wednesday 21 March 2018.

The meeting will see the Lindy Patterson QC, Nicholas Gould and Jeremy Glover discuss the main changes from the 1999 FIDIC contracts as they particularly affect adjudication, dispute avoidance and the role of Dispute Boards under the FIDIC form of Contract.

The three talks will focus on:

  • The FIDIC 2017 Rainbow Suite: main changes and risk allocation.
  • The new Clause 20 claims procedure.
  • Clause 21: introducing the DAAB: dispute avoidance and the anticipated DB procedure.

The presentations will be followed by the opportunity for all present to comment, raise questions and generally debate the new books.

Attendance is free, but if you wish to attend please email Beth Williams (beth.williams@39essex.com) by close of business on Monday 19 March 2018.

FIDIC 2017 Red, Yellow and Silver Books launched

FIDIC launched the 2nd Editions of its international conditions at the London Users Conference on 5th December 2017.

Edward Corbett’s first impressions of the new forms can be read and downloaded from our Knowledge Hub or please Click Here.

To read or download Corbett & Co commentaries on the main changes to the Yellow Book clauses please go to our Knowledge Hub or Click Here

Further articles may be found in the Knowledge Hub.

Other News

Chambers UK 2018 lists Corbett & Co as leading firm

Corbett & Co has once again been ranked as a leading firm in the Chambers Partners UK 2018 Guide. One reputable commentator appreciates that “due to their broad experience on international construction projects, they are able to provide their high-quality advice on complex matters in optimal timeframes.”

Two Corbett & Co lawyers were listed as notable practitioners:

Edward Corbett is the firm’s managing director and a highly regarded international arbitration practitioner. He stands out for his expertise in the FIDIC suite of contracts, as well as for his experience acting in Eastern European jurisdictions. One client says: “He is unshakeable and supreme. He is very good at confronting us with the possible arguments of the other party.”

Dominic Helps offers advice to supplier-side clients in contentious matters across the full spectrum of construction law. He has experience of representing domestic and international developers, contractors and high net worth individuals, and regularly advises on matters in the energy and infrastructure spheres.


Corbett & Co Welcomes the Return of George Rosenberg

We are delighted to announce the return of highly experienced construction lawyer George Rosenberg as a consultant with Corbett & Co.  After working with Corbett & Co previously for 4 years as a consultant from 2006 he now returns with even more experience gained in a specialist construction law firm in Greece which he established with a partner in 2010.

George has been involved in international construction law and dispute resolution  for the last 30 years working in offices in Hong Kong, Greece and the UK and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team. He has acted for clients throughout Europe, Africa, Central Asia, the Middle East and Far East.

Well-practiced in all areas of construction law, he has been involved in drafting and negotiating contracts for civil engineering and construction projects. An established advocate in ICC and EDF arbitrations, litigation and dispute resolution he has worked for governments, developers, service providers, contractors and consultants in arbitration and adjudication.

Also an appointed international arbitrator, and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ Business Arbitration Scheme Panel of Arbitrators, George has spoken and written extensively on the subject of construction law issues.   Please see Our Team for further details.


FIDIC Case Law Table

Our team at Corbett & Co has compiled a list of FIDIC-related court judgements and arbitral awards. In addition to our case summaries, which we are adding to with each update, the FIDIC Case Law Table includes links to the judgments and awards, the year, jurisdiction and the list of clauses each case considers. We hope our list is comprehensive but if you are aware of any other judgments or awards that should feature in the table, please let us know by sending an email to info@corbett.co.uk.


FIDIC 1999 Commentaries

Following the publication of the Corbett & Co FIDIC case law table we are now releasing a commentary on the FIDIC 1999 Red Book. Twelve clauses are already uploaded and we are hoping to add a new clause every month. Click here to view available commentaries.


Forthcoming Cornerstone FIDIC Seminars

Corbett & Co is proud to work with Cornerstone Seminars who run highly respected FIDIC Contracts and FIDIC Claims events around the world, featuring leading FIDIC experts.

Full details of forthcoming seminars will be available soon but plans are for the following:

    • 19-20  April 2018:       FIDIC Claims, London
    • 17-18  May 2018 :        FIDIC Contracts, Prague
    • 11-12 June 2018 :        FIDIC Contracts, Amsterdam

To sign up and receive further information click here


Cornerstone FIDIC Group on LinkedIn

The Cornerstone FIDIC Group on LinkedIn has over 3,500 members who use it as a useful forum to share information and raise queries regarding the standard forms of contract. To keep up with discussion on interesting topics within FIDIC please join the Cornerstone FIDIC Group on LinkedIn.  To view the group and join please click here


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