Construction and engineering

As counsel, Peter has been instructed to advise on and appear principally on construction and arbitration related matters in the Technology and Court Court (TCC) and the County Courts. He has appeared in the Court of Appeal (TWF Printers Ltd v. Interserve Project Services [2006] BLR 299). He has been instructed to draft contractual documentation including amendments to JCT contracts. He also advises and represents parties in arbitration, adjudication and mediation proceedings.

Overseas work has included advising parties in Latvia and in South Africa on contractual (FIDIC) and arbitration matters.

An experienced arbitrator, adjudicator and mediator, Peter receives appointments by party agreement and from bodies such as the ICC (sole arbitrator and president), LCIA (sole, presiding and wing arbitrator), FIDIC, Engineer’s Ireland, the CIArb, RICS and RIBA. Peter was invited by ICDR (American Arbitration Association) to chair a tribunal, but had to decline, for personal reasons.

Projects on which Peter Aeberli has been appointed as tribunal or instructed as counsel have included port facilities in Ghana and in England; roads, sewers, including in Bulgaria; remediation of nuclear contamination; hotels and office complexes, railway rolling stock, housing; the value of projects ranging in value up to about £100 million and disputes up to about £10 million.

Articles 
Peter’s web site, www.aeberli.com, includes a number of papers on construction law, arbitration and adjudication. Published articles, many of which can be found re-printed on the site, include:

  • 2007: What material can an adjudicator consider; Construction Law Journal
  • 2005: Jurisdictional Disputes under the Arbitration Act 1996: A Procedural Route Map; Arbitration International
  • 1993: Wharf Properties and Rolled-Up Claims; Construction Law Journal
  • 1993: Abatements, Set-Offs and Counterclaims in Arbitration Proceedings; ADR Law Journal
  • Recommendations

    “Thank you very much indeed for your assistance yesterday. ... we could not have got there without your skill and persistence.” - London city solicitors - Mediation instruction

    "The adjudicator decided, in what both parties accepted was a thorough and well reasoned decision, …. that the defendant had to pay the claimant the sums for which I have given summary judgment.” Knight v. Urvasco [2008] EWHC 3956.  “I would like to express my appreciation of the proficient approach and treatment by the one member DAB ...” - Eastern European State entity

    “We would also like to convey our thanks to the Arbitrator … We look forward to working again with the Arbitrator soon.” - London city solicitors

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Academic qualifications

  • MA (Edin)
  • BA (Oxon)
  • Dip Arch
  • RIBA
  • ARIAS
  • FCIArb

Professional qualifications & appointments

  • Accredited Adjudicator
  • Accredited Mediation Advocate
  • Accredited CEDR Mediator
  • Chartered Arbitrator
  • Chartered Architect
  • Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration

Professional bodies

  • Arbitrator member of the Society of Construction Arbitrators
  • Major Projects Adjudication Group
  • Swiss Arbitration Association
  • ICC Commission on Arbitration
  • Crossrail Panel of Adjudicators

Direct Access

Peter Aeberli is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.

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