Mediation

Appointment as arbitrator, adjudicator or mediator:
Peter has been appointed by party agreement and from numerous appointing bodies including the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the RIBA, the Law Society, the RICS, FIDIC and the ICC. Peter has been a mediator on in excess of 60 construction and other disputes involving both two and multi parties, some involving public bodies, and claims up to about £5 million.

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

Disputes on which Peter has been appointed as arbitrator or adjudicator have involved:

  • Legal issues and contract interpretation
  • Development agreements
  • PFI Projects
  • Technical and scientific issues, such as paint, roofing, cladding, glazing, corrosion, mechanical and electrical and structural defects, fire resistance and compartmentation.
  • Infrastructure and civil and structural engineering disputes including concrete structures, piles, roads, bridges, power stations, bio-mass facilities, airport runways, sewers, defence establishments,  liquefied gas facilities, water treatment works, process engineering (biodiesel feed stock)
  • Environmental (including nuclear) issues
  • Marine equipment, jetty and harbour work (dredging and blasting); Railways (infrastructure, computer equipment and rolling stock)
  • Professional negligence
  • Delay and programming issues and disruption and delay costs
  • Quantity surveying issues including interim and final account valuation
  • High value/specification (up to £40 million at 2000 prices) residential properties
  • Commercial agency agreements
  • International commercial disputes including as arbitrator under ICC rules, LCIA rules and UNCITRAL Rules and as FIDIC dispute board.
    Peter has mediated numerous construction and professional negligence disputes as well as disputes outside the construction sector, including in regard to wills, landlord and tenant, sale of goods, and passing off and is identified in the Bar Council list of mediators under the most experienced category.

Committee work 
Peter has served on committees concerned with arbitration, mediation and adjudication. He was one of the drafters of the Construction Industry Model Arbitration Rules and was involved in consultations with the Government on the Scheme for Construction Contracts. He is a member of the ICC Commission Task Force on Reducing Time/Costs in complex arbitrations. He speaks on arbitration, international arbitration, and adjudication for organisations such as BPP Professional Education and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is a visiting senior lecturer at Kings College, London and course director for the dispute resolution module of the MSc in Construction Law and arbitration.

  • 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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