Edward is the managing director of Corbett & Co. He is acknowledged as one of the world’s most experienced international construction lawyers with an unsurpassed reputation as a FIDIC expert. His expertise is recognised with his ranking in Chambers UK 2019 – Construction: International Arbitration UK-wide and he is recommended within Legal 500 UK 2019 Construction (Contentious).
Edward was named 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”.”
After reading law at Oxford University, he qualified as a barrister and practised for a short while before joining Masons in 1984. He was admitted as a solicitor in 1988.
He has an MSc in Construction Law and Arbitration from King’s College and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He has conducted advocacy both in arbitration and DAB proceedings. He also has experience as an arbitrator and adjudicator on both UK and international disputes. He is an accredited mediator. He is on FIDIC’s lists of mediators and adjudicators and is trained as a TeCSA adjudicator. He has experience in all forms of construction contract.
Edward is the author of FIDIC 4th – A Practical Legal Guide and many articles and papers dealing with aspects of international construction contracts. He is also on the Editorial Board of Construction Law International (CLInt). He has lectured extensively on construction law and in particular on FIDIC’s standard forms of contract.
Edward is acknowledged worldwide as one of the leading FIDIC experts and regularly presents master classes in FIDIC Contracts in partnership with Cornerstone Seminars.
Andrew joined Corbett & Co in 2005 as a solicitor. He is one of the foremost arbitration and ADR specialists and his practice focuses on construction dispute resolution both domestically and internationally.
Andrew qualified with an LLB honours degree in law from Reading University before being called to the bar in 1992. He practised as a barrister for a short while in London before joining Corbett & Co in 1995 as a solicitor. In 1999 he moved to Norton Rose before returning to Corbett & Co in 2005.
He has an MSc in Construction and Property Law, receiving a distinction, and was awarded the Titmus, Seiner, Dechert prize for excellence. He has Diplomas in international commercial arbitration and domestic arbitration. He is a Chartered Arbitrator and fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and has conducted advocacy both in arbitration and DAB proceedings. He has experience in FIDIC, ICE, JCT, NEC and bespoke forms of construction contract.
He is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales, International Bar Association (IBA), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Society of Construction Law (SCL), and the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.
Andrew is the author of A Practical Approach to Arbitration Law and Arbitration of Commercial Disputes – International and English Law and Practice. He has lectured on construction law at South Bank University and written numerous articles on arbitration, adjudication and other forms of ADR. Recently Andrew contributed a chapter entitled “Shifting the Burden of Proof: Revisiting Adjudication Decisions” to the CIArb liber amicorum published in celebration of its centenary.
In Legal 500 2016 Andrew was noted for his ‘exceptional written work and advocacy skills’.
Andrew is named within the 2019 edition of The Legal 500 UK
Steve joined Corbett & Co in 2000 as a solicitor. He has particular expertise in the use of FIDIC forms of contract. His practice involves acting for clients in both international construction arbitrations and DAB proceedings. He has also dealt with disputes in the UK including proceedings before the Technology and Construction Court and in adjudication.
Steve graduated with a BA at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. Following a career in public housing, he qualified as a solicitor with Warner Cranston where he then joined its Construction Litigation department. During his six and a half years with Warner Cranston, Steve worked on a variety of large-value construction disputes and professional indemnity claims against construction professionals.
Steve has an MSc (Merit) in Construction Law and Arbitration from King’s College, London, and has conducted advocacy in DAB proceedings, and written on construction law. He has experience in FIDIC, ICE, JCT, MF1 and bespoke forms of construction contract. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and a member of the Law Society of England and Wales, the International Bar Association (IBA), and the Society of Construction Law. Steve was born in New Zealand and has dual New Zealand and Irish nationality. He is a Spanish speaker.
Victoria Tyson is a Director of Corbett & Co International Construction Lawyers Ltd. A contentious construction lawyer with over 20 years’ experience in international construction law disputes. Exposure to many high profile and often politically sensitive international construction and engineering projects. Acts for governments and ministries, international contractors, and consultants. Particular expertise in complex international arbitration and specialist knowledge of the FIDIC forms of construction contract. Formerly with Masons (now Pinsent Masons) and Herbert Smith (now Herbert Smith Freehills). Qualified in both England and Wales and Hong Kong.
In Legal 500 2017/2018 Victoria is recommended as a lawyer ‘…with great experience and very good time management’.
In Legal 500 2018/2019 Victoria is recommended for her ‘…diligent and considered approach’.
Best Woman in Construction Law 2019 – The 2019 European Women in Construction & Engineering Awards.
Victoria is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and is in the Executive Group of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF) UK. She is partnered with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Training and is working closely with the ICE Law and Contracts examination panel to update the ICE’s portfolio of eLearning courses which she first developed in 2016. She is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). Victoria writes Practice Notes for Lexis PSL on the FIDIC Forms of Contract, and contributes to other publications including ‘Light At The End Of The Tunnel? Gibraltar Dispute Reviews Key FIDIC Yellow Book Provisions’ ICLR  506. In May 2019 Victoria discussed trends in standard forms of contracts at the International Construction Contracts Conference in Prague and presented a workshop at the DRBF 19th Annual International Conference in Berlin. In June 2019 she will be presenting at the DRBF CPD Day in London, and in August 2019 she will be speaking at the Adjudication & Arbitration Conference in London. Victoria also presents for Cornerstone Seminars.
Taner is a barrister with some 20 years’ experience specialising in the resolution of international construction and engineering disputes, mostly concerning projects under the FIDIC Books. He represents both international Contractors and Employers involved in projects in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, undertaking advocacy as necessary in both DAB and arbitration proceedings. Taner’s expertise has been recognised with his ranking in Chambers UK 2016 – Construction: International Arbitration UK-wide with clients saying he “has the ability to link the FIDIC to the legal context of different countries.”
He has developed a particular expertise in the enforcement of DAB decisions having acted as sole counsel in arbitration proceedings concerning the same and having written various articles on this complex subject. Recently he contributed a chapter on the enforcement of DAB decisions to “Transnational Construction Arbitration, Key Themes In The Resolution Of Construction Disputes” edited by Professor Renato Nazzini. His article, “Mind the Gap: Analysis of cases and principles concerning the ability of ICC tribunals to enforce binding DAB decisions under the 1999 FIDIC Conditions of contract  Int ALR 145”, was cited favourably by Mr Justice Edwards-Stuart in Peterborough City Council v Enterprise Managed Services Limited  EWHC 3193 (TCC).
After reading law he was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1996 and practised as a barrister for just over 10 years, appearing in numerous cases in the courts and tribunals of England and Wales including the Court of Appeal. He was also appointed to one of the UK Government’s Treasury Counsel Panels. Taner has an MSc (Merit) in Construction Law and Arbitration from King’s College, London (in which he was awarded the Bickerdike Allen prize), and a diploma (Merit) in International Commercial Arbitration from Queen Mary College, London (achieving a distinction in his dissertation).
Taner joined Corbett & Co in 2007 and started lecturing for Cornerstone seminars in 2010. Taner is an accredited FIDIC trainer and has presented many FIDIC seminars in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South America on both FIDIC Contracts and FIDIC Claims. He also lectures on FIDIC for the King’s MSc course. Taner is a published author in International Construction and Arbitration Law and is an accredited TECBAR Adjudicator.
Joanne Clarke is a director at Corbett & Co. She is a solicitor and solicitor advocate with extensive experience of construction and engineering disputes and complex international arbitration.
Joanne has acted as counsel and advocate in numerous international arbitrations. She has acted for and advised employers, developers, lenders, contractors, sub-contractors, construction professionals and insurers in relation to projects in many jurisdictions including Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australasia. She has advised on energy and power station projects, major civil, mechanical and electrical engineering projects, road and rail construction and rehabilitation projects, complex building projects and hotel development projects.
Joanne joined Corbett & Co in 2015. Before that, she spent six years in Paris as counsel in a boutique international arbitration practice (Hafez) and in the international arbitration team of Salans (now Dentons). Before moving to Paris, Joanne was in London with Norton Rose (now Norton Rose Fulbright) and Reed Smith.
Joanne has an LL.B. and LL.M., a Diploma in International Arbitration and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She is a French speaker.
Gabriel joined Corbett & Co in 2013 as a Foreign Qualified Lawyer. He has recently been involved in complex multi-million-pound claims procedures, adjudications, ICC & SIAC arbitrations and litigation proceedings advising, representing and undertaking advocacy as necessary. He has acted for employers, international contractors, development banks and aid agencies on construction projects, including roads, railroads, airports and power plants in Europe, Central America, South Asia, West Africa and the UAE in FIDIC and other forms of contract. His experience includes the reported case of Obrascon Huarte Lain SA v Her Majesty’s Attorney General for Gibraltar in both the Technology and Construction Court and the Court of Appeal of England and Wales.
Gabriel holds a Master of Laws (Merit) from University College London, a Juris Doctor (Cum Laude) from the University of Puerto Rico and two Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Relations (Cum Laude) from Boston University. He is an attorney at law from the US jurisdiction of Puerto Rico with working experience in English, Spanish and French. He has authored Chapter 20 – Employer’s and Contractor’s Claims for Corbett & Co’s upcoming book FIDIC 2017 – A practical legal guide.
Before joining Corbett & Co, Gabriel worked for Linklaters LLP where he was involved in banking and financing projects and from where he was seconded to ABN AMRO Bank (London) to advise on contractual matters. He also worked with a Spanish and British data management company advising on partnership agreements and a start-up merger. Before moving to London, Gabriel developed his own legal practice in Puerto Rico. One of his clients was an agency of the Government of Puerto Rico whom he advised on legislative and governmental issues.
Dominic, a solicitor who joined Corbett & Co as a consultant in February 2010, is listed in Chambers UK 2019 and The Legal 500 UK 2018/19 described as “a brilliant mind” and The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom as a leading individual specialising in construction law, and has been involved in many high profile disputes such as the Heathrow Tunnel collapse and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.
He left Cambridge University with a first class honours degree in History and, having worked as a staff writer on Management Today and Engineering Today, he returned to Cambridge to study law. Having trained and qualified as a solicitor with Linklaters & Paines, he moved to Lovell White & King in Hong Kong and then London. In 1996 he joined specialist construction law practice Shadbolt & Co as a partner in the Construction and Engineering Unit where he remained until February 2010.
He has conducted advocacy both in arbitration and DAB proceedings, and is a TeCSA accredited adjudicator and a CEDR and TeCSA trained mediator. He is Social Secretary of TeCSA (the Technology and Construction Solicitors Association) and Chairman of the Law Courts Branch of the Arbitration Club. He represented TeCSA on the Latham Working Party tasked with advising the Government on the review of the Construction Act and currently represents TeCSA on the Construction Umbrella Bodies Adjudication Task Group on the implementation of the changes to the primary and secondary legislation. He is a regular contributor to Building Magazine and contributes to Construction Law Journal of which he is a co-editor. He is a regular speaker at in-house and external courses and conferences.
George is a consultant at Corbett & Co.
He was born and educated in New Zealand and ran his own practice there as barrister and solicitor until 1984.
He then spent 6 years with the Hong Kong Government initially as a prosecutor and eventually specialized in construction law and arbitration, becoming head of the construction law division in the Department and then being appointed head of the special legal office established to support the new Chek Lap Kok airport project – at that time the largest airport project in the World. This was one of the first major projects outside the US to make use of dispute adjudication – a forerunner to today’s dispute review and advisory boards. He left the Government to become head of the construction department in the Hong Kong office of a leading City law firm.
In 1996 he came to the UK and joined Shadbolt & Co., a leading construction law firm where he remained until 2006. He established the firm’s Athens office and worked in Greece for 2 years.
In 2006 he joined Corbett & Co International Construction Lawyers as a consultant. In 2010 together with leading Greek construction law expert, Alexandros Exarchou, he formed the new firm of Exarchou & Rosenberg International Law Firm Ltd. He returned to Corbett & Co in September 2017.
His experience includes drafting and negotiating contracts for civil engineering and construction projects, acting as advocate in domestic, ICC, UNCITRAL, DIAC and EDF arbitration as well as litigation and ADR including DAB’s. He has acted for governments, developers, service providers, contractors and consultants in arbitration and adjudication. He has experience in PFI in the UK, Hong Kong and in Greece. He has been appointed as arbitrator in international disputes. George has acted for clients throughout Europe, in Africa, Central Asia the Middle East and the Far East.
George is recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2018/19 and noted for his ” extensive experience and considered advice”
George is listed in the Who’s who Legal top 100 International Construction Law Specialists.
Elizabeth is a solicitor who joined Corbett & Co in 2006 as a consultant. She has considerable experience in statutory adjudications arising from contracts under the HGCRA 1996 and was involved in some of the earliest and most significant High Court judgements on the enforcement of adjudications.
After obtaining an LLB (Honours) in Law at Kings College, University of London, Elizabeth completed her training at Beale & Company and continued her career there for several years, becoming a Partner in 1992. While there she acted on behalf of construction professionals and their insurers. She then joined the legal group at Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering Ltd in 1995 and was responsible for the establishment of an in-house dispute resolution service for the company where her work predominantly involved disputes arising under the ICE 5th and 6th contracts and the NEC, as well as assistance to the in-house team drafting and negotiating contracts for the company.
Elizabeth joined construction specialist Shadbolt & Co in 1999, becoming an Associate in 2006. While there she acted on behalf of clients in the UK, Europe and East Africa in domestic High Court litigation and UK and International arbitrations involving the ICE, JCT and FIDIC forms of contract. She is a member of the Society of Construction Law and since 2010 has been a member of the editorial panel of the IBA publication Construction Law International (‘CLInt’) for whom she regularly contributes articles and case updates.
Martin joined Corbett & Co in 2011 as a consultant. Although he is now retired and no longer on the Roll he still provides specialist non-contentious advice to Corbett & Co on an as-required basis.
After reading law at Oriel College, Oxford, he was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1976 and in Hong Kong in 1978. He returned to England in 1980 and joined Nabarro Nathanson, initially in their corporate team, but soon developing a specialist practice in the then new field of non-contentious construction law. He headed Nabarro’s Construction Department for 10 years from its formation until he left in 1997 to spend 7 years as a partner at Norton Rose, followed by a further 7 years as a full-time consultant at Herbert Smith.
Martin’s nearly 30 years’ experience as a non-contentious construction lawyer has included advising sponsors, developers, funders, contractors and suppliers on numerous energy (including oil, gas, nuclear and renewables), infrastructure, PFI and real estate development projects and related major equipment supply contracts. He is familiar with FIDIC and most other international standard forms of contract as well as the UK standard building contract forms.
He has been a CEDR Accredited Mediator and a regular speaker at the International Bar Association, and for over 10 years he was the UK correspondent for the International Construction Law Review.
Richard joined Corbett & Co in 2015 as a consultant.
Richard read Classics and Law at Peterhouse, Cambridge and was called to the Bar in 1976. After some 8 years in commercial/legal positions in shipping and with BP, he then started his career in the process engineering construction sector by working as in house counsel for MW Kellogg Limited and Davy McKee (London) Limited. He then joined Lurgi (UK) Limited in 1991 initially as its commercial manager and going on to become its head of legal and with responsibility also for procurement. Since 2002 he has worked on his own within Adams Legal Limited in the process engineering industry and on a worldwide basis.
He has over 30 years’ experience as a non contentious lawyer, including in-house legal and commercial experience. He has dealt with projects ranging from power generation, gas cleaning, incineration, water treatment, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, metals, sub-sea cables and wind farms to nuclear decommissioning and new build, based on a considerable variety of standard form and bespoke contracts. His expertise also extends to dealing with the collateral agreements and securities typically expected of contractors and key suppliers both within and outside PFI financed projects. He is a German speaker.
For over 40 years Roger has provided legal support for construction and engineering projects, both in the UK and internationally. His work has included the drafting and negotiation of contracts, general advice during the project and the resolution of claims. He has acted for all participants in the construction process, including employers, contractors, subcontractors and consultants.
After studying at Oxford University, Roger qualified as a solicitor in 1971. Following qualification he joined the legal department of a large UK contractor. Thereafter, he worked in two London law firms before joining Jaques & Lewis (subsequently Eversheds) in 1982. He was the Head of Eversheds’ London Construction Group.
In 2001 he joined Shadbolt & Co, a specialist construction practice. In 2010 he became a partner in Mills & Co whilst also acting as a consultant to other law firms, both in the UK and abroad. He joined Corbett & Co as a consultant in 2018.
Roger is a Deputy Chairman of the Contracts Committee of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), which is responsible for the drafting and amendment of all engineering contracts published by the IChemE, including the IChemE Burgundy Book form of target cost contract, which Roger originated. He has also been concerned with the drafting of the IChemE international suite of contracts for use in process projects worldwide.
He is a registered adjudicator, a member of the Society of Construction Law, the Society of Construction Arbitrators and a Registered Arbitrator at the Qatar International Center of Arbitration.
Roger has frequently spoken at conferences on construction law topics, including on the FIDIC forms of contract and contracts for process projects.
Kerry started her training contract at Corbett & Co. in 2018, having joined the firm in 2017 as a paralegal. She has been involved in a number of international construction cases concerning hydroelectric dams, railways, airports and other major infrastructure projects.
She studied Classics at the University of Cambridge before obtaining her Graduate Diploma in Law at BPP University London. Kerry commenced her LPC and MSc in Law, Business and Management at the University of Law in 2018 at the same time as beginning her training contract at Corbett & Co. She will be practising in the fields of international arbitration, litigation, construction and energy.
Kerry is also a member of the Society of Construction Law.