Board Members

William Godwin, PhD London, UK

Personal Details based London, travels widely
Education University College London (BA first class)
BPhil, DPhil (PhD) Oxford University
Qualifications and Past Experience Barrister (avocat, rechstanwalt), England and Wales; qualified at English Bar 1986. Benefactors Senior Law Scholar, Hon Society of Middle Temple. Specialist in international construction and engineering. Arbitration panel member of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, the Shanghai International Arbitration Center and the Dubai International Arbitration Center. Visiting lecturer at City University London. Board member of the Great Britain-China Centre. Accredited adjudicator of the English Technology and Construction Bar Association.
Current Occupation Independent practice in London at 3 Hare Court Chambers, Temple.
Expertise international technology, construction and engineering projects, especially FIDIC; accredited FIDIC instructor; shipbuilding; offshore structures; professional consultancy issues/liability; sale and supply contracts; commercial contracts generally
Current Matters current and recent matters include acting for Indian group in hospital project in Saudi; for JV contractors in substantial claims arising under a FIDIC 4th edition form for a hydro project in the Balkans; for major French turnkey contractors on very large DAB claims arising from a sea container port project in North Africa under a FIDIC Silver Book form.
Selected Publications International Construction Contracts: A Handbook (Wiley-Blackwell 2013).
Academic Activities writes and speaks frequently on law topics; visiting lecturer at City University London; regular speaker at FIDIC users’ conferences and IBC Cambridge Construction Law Summer School.
My ICLA-Philosophy to develop greater understanding and co-operation between lawyers and other professionals specialising in international construction and to promote effective alternatives to traditional cross-border dispute resolution methods.