Ben Beaumont
Construction, International Arbitration
Languages:
English (excellent), French (modest)
Phone:
+44 (0)7990 888990
+44 (0)1865 751 950
Email:
bbeaumont@ficacic.com

Overview

Particular technical expertise

  • Substructure works
  • Airports
  • Roads
  • Bridges
  • Port extensions
  • Flood protection works
  • Slope works
  • Building Services

Dispute Resolution Experience

As Arbitrator, more than 168 disputes, of which 88 were construction references under institutional and ad hoc procedures. More than 100 were international. Main contract, sub-contract and professional services disputes up to US$98 Million.

Served as party appointed member, sole arbitrator and chairman, under UNCITRAL, CIETAC and ad Hoc Procedures.

Drafted Rules for Administration of Secular affairs of Ismaili Group of HH the Aga Khan. Considerable experience in drafting arbitration clauses and arbitration agreements.

As Adjudicator more than 14 disputes of which 5 international as member of a Dispute Adjudication Board and the balance under the Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act 1996. Drafted contractual provisions and bespoke procedures for dispute boards.

As Mediator involved in more than 20 international engineering disputes of which all were settled as a result of mediation.

As Party Representative acting as legal counsel in negotiating ad hoc construction joint venture agreements, and amending FIDIC site of contracts and acting as counsel in arbitration hearings on a variety of matters. Acting as negotiator in a variety of construction related disputes and differences.

Standard forms of contract familiarity

  • FIDIC, GC Works, HK Government Works and other standard forms of contract
  • TECBAR, TECSA, JCT, ACE, ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA, HKIAC, CIETAC rules
  • World Bank Harmonised FIDIC and other FIDIC
  • BDF and ICC Dispute Board Rules

Other panel listings

  • FIDIC President’s list of Dispute Adjudicators
  • TECBAR
  • DBF
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • CIETAC
  • Mauritius
  • FICA
  • WIPO
  • City Disputes Panel

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