3PB has a long history of acting for clients in arbitrations around the world, as well as acting for international clients in arbitrations in London and other arbitration centres. Our barristers are available to carry out international arbitration work in any international venue as well as draw on the services of members resident in Sydney, Lahore, St Petersburg and Beijing.
3PB barristers are renowned for our representation and advisory work in international arbitrations throughout the world, acting in arbitrations for projects in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong and mainland China, Australia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, South Korea, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, France, Holland, Belgium, Spain, Latvia, Estonia, Romania, Georgia, Bulgaria, Greece, Ireland, the USA, Caribbean islands of Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Montserratt, Russia, Mauritius, Seychelles, Sudan, Egypt, Botswana, Mozambique and South Africa.
Our arbitrators are regularly appointed by ICC, DIAC, LCIA as well as party appointments and also routinely take instructions directly from businesses and governments as well as cases referred from law firms. Members have also successfully worked together in teams with counsel from other local law firms or chambers and consequently have developed good working relationships with other counsel across the world.
Three of our arbitrators are on the FIDIC President’s List of Dispute Adjudicators. No other legal or commercial organisation in the world has so many members on this prestigious list.
Our members also act as adjudicators, mediators, conciliators and chairmen or members of dispute boards for international energy and infrastructure projects.
Many of our members have qualifications in arbitration such as LL.M. MSc or Diplomas. Some of our members also teach on international arbitration courses around the world.
Examples of our international work include:
- Channel Tunnel
- Chemical Plants
- Housing Projects
- Hydro Electric Plants
- Off Shore Wind Farms
- Oil and gas platforms
- Ports and Jetties
- Power Stations
- Reverse Osmosis plants
- Roads and Bridges
- Sports Stadiums
- Office and Hotel Development
- International commercial arbitration
- Agency contract disputes
- Investment Treaty
- High-value commercial transactions
- Corporate finance, Joint venture and shareholder disputes
- Financial services disputes
- Investment funds/financing disputes
- Product liability
- Public international law and international treaty regimes
Door Tenants and Pupils are marked by the DT and P symbols.
David Parratt KC (Scot) Call: 1999 | Silk: 2017
Door Tenants and Pupils are marked by the DT and P symbols.
Rowan Planterose Call: 1978
Ian Edge Call: 1981
Peter Aeberli Call: 1990
Anthony Bingham Call: 1992
Peter Collie Call: 1994
James Davison Call: 1996
Patrick Heneghan Call: 1997
Stuart Kennedy Call: 1999
Seb Oram Call: 2007
Nick Kaplan Call: 2013
John Jessup Call: 2014
Dr Zhen Ye Call: 2016
William Charlesworth Call: 2017
Philip Bambagiotti Call: 2018
Rob Dawson Call: 2019
3PB's construction and building defects barrister and arbitrator Philip Bambagiotti (pictured here) has penned an article for the Bar Council's Counsel magazine on the principal features of the Building Safety Act 2022 and whether, in the long term, this is the best way to improve standards. He states there that: "There is no question that, following the terrible example of the Grenfell Tower fire, building regulations need to be examined, analysed, understood, reviewed and, in...Continue reading
3PB's dual UK-Australia qualified barrister Philip Bambagiotti (pictured here), a construction and building defects expert, has tackled the serious issue of mould growth in council and privately-owned buildings, substandard ventilation and poor design. The death in 2020 of a 2-year-old Awaab Ishak in a Rochdale council house from severe breathing problems, caused by the effect of mould to his blood and lungs, was a terrible reminder of its consequences. His report advises that "claims involving...Continue reading
Peter Collie announced as speaker for upcoming FIDIC Official International Contract Users' Conference
3PB's Head of Construction & Engineering Group, Peter Collie - pictured here - will be speaking at the FIDIC Official International Contract Users' Conference in London from 29 – 30 November 2022. Peter Collie is a dual-qualified construction professional and barrister. He has 38 years’ experience in the construction industry and has worked as legal adviser on major projects around the world. According to Legal 500, Peter has acted in several international multimillion-pound disputes and...Continue reading
3PB's international construction and arbitration barrister Philip Bambagiotti (pictured here) has predicted looming ahead, building defects litigation over unsafe cladding in Australia, despite attempts to settle issues in NSW and Victoria. In a wide-ranging article for The Urban Developer, Philip outlines that cladding is far from a settled issue in Australia, with NSW’s Project Remediate expected to run until 2024, and Victoria’s scheme until 2025. Despite funding schemes in place, commentators say the total costs...Continue reading
Distinguished arbitrator and barrister Philip Bambagiotti, pictured here, from 3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings) who practises from chambers in London and Sydney, has been appointed as an arbitrator of the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA) and included on their panel of arbitrators for a three-year term until February 2025. Established in 1983 at the start of China’s reform and opening-up, the SCIA (also known as the “South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission”,...Continue reading
3PB Head of construction and neutrals Peter Collie to speak at the UAE-English Law Day in Dubai on Thursday 25 November
Head of Construction and Neutrals Group Peter Collie will talk at the UAE-English Law Day, part of a panel focusing on Sustainable construction and renewable energy on Thursday 25 November at the Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre, Al Mustaqbal St - Za'abeel - DIFC - Dubai. Click here to view the event’s programme and to book your space. The event is part of the UK Legal Services trade mission to the UAE from 22...Continue reading
3PB’s Peter Collie is one of the panel of experts speaking at tomorrow’s Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ free webinar on Wednesday 25th August @ 9:30 am GMT +1. Click here to register. When it was introduced 25 years ago, adjudication was intended to provide a quick-fire, low-cost mechanism for resolving construction disputes. Since that time, concerns developed that the process was becoming a prohibitively expensive option for dealing with lower value disputes. Some argue that...Continue reading
Philip Bambagiotti appointed by NSW Government to review defective building laws and the current means of customer redress
3PB’s international construction and arbitration barrister, Philip Bambagiotti, has been appointed by the NSW Government to undertake legal analysis critiquing the statute laws governing the construction of residential developments. He will then deliver an independent report including recommendations to address shortcomings in the current legislative scheme. Philip will be critiquing the way that the legislation affects the duties and liabilities of all the key players: developers, builders, subcontractors, suppliers, as well as building sector consultants...Continue reading
3PB international commercial and construction arbitrator Philip Bambagiotti has been appointed to act for the port owner in a claim against a prominent European-based international equipment provider over fire damage to an East African port. Amongst the many practical issues in the case are: the dangers of piracy & civil strife, specialist witnesses located on four continents, preparing a case with multilingual and multicultural elements to manage – as well as within the context of...Continue reading
3PB Head of Chambers David Berkley KC is delighted to announce that barrister and former Advocate David Parratt KC (call: 1999/Silk: 2017) has joined full-time from Arnot Manderson Chambers in Scotland, having previously been a door tenant with the national chambers. David (pictured here) is a leading counsel for international and UK arbitrations and also has experience acting as arbitrator. He is renowned for his work in commercial, construction, engineering and energy disputes. He has...Continue reading
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