International construction

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:


  • Airports
  • Channel Tunnel
  • Chemical Plants
  • Housing Projects
  • Hydro Electric Plants
  • Infrastructure
  • 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

Commercial :

  • International commercial arbitration
  • Agency contract disputes
  • Investment Treaty
  • High-value commercial transactions
  • Corporate finance, Joint venture and shareholder disputes
  • Energy
  • Financial services disputes
  • Investment funds/financing disputes
  • Product liability
  • Public international law and international treaty regimes