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PETER AEBERLI MA, BA Dip Arch, Dip ICArb, RIBA, ARIAS, ACE, FCIArb, Barrister, Chartered Arbitrator, Adjudicator, Registered CEDR Mediator

PETER AEBERLI is a Canadian citizen, resident in the United Kingdom. He is duly qualified as Architect and Barrister and is an experienced arbitrator, mediator and adjudicator.Apart from his work as a barrister, his focus is dispute resolutionprincipally, but not solely, in the construction industry. He has handled two and multi-party disputes.He is available for and has received appointments as arbitrator, adjudicator and/or mediator by party agreement and from bodiessuch as the CIArb(including NHBC), the CIOB, the Construction Confederation, CEDR, AICA, the RIBA,the RICS, the ICE, the ICC and the Law Society.He is listed as an adjudicator on high value and prestigiousprojects including the London 2012 Adjudication Panel, Crossrail and BAA Terminal 5. He is listed on numerous panels including the FIDIC President’s list of dispute adjudicators, theICC Canadian National Committee Panel of International Commercial Arbitrators,the ICDR (American Arbitration Association) panel of international arbitrators, the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (USA) Rosterof arbitrators and mediators andEngineers’ Ireland panel of arbitrators.

Prior to reading law as a scholar at Hertford College, Oxford, Peter was a project architect with the Building Design Partnership, a large multi-disciplinary consultancy, and gained experience and understanding of the different skills, both professional and contracting, needed to realise complex construction projects, including hospitals, retail development and military installations. He has agood understanding of building technology being, for a number of years, a visiting lecturer in building construction at what is now Oxford Brooks University and starting a degree in Chemistry and Physics before changing to Architecture. He was, for a number of years in the mid 1990s a Joint Secretary of the Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT).

Disputes on which Peter has been appointed, have involved:

  • Legal issues.
  • Development and partnering agreements.
  • Technical issues, such as alleged paint, roofing, cladding, and structural defects.
  • Environmental (including nuclear) issues.
  • Professional negligence.
  • Delay and programming issues and disruption and delay costs.
  • Interim and final account valuation.
  • Commercial agency agreements.
  • International disputes, including UNCITRAL Rules, ICC arbitration (sole and chairman) and FIDIC dispute board

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 on Arbitration and was a member of the 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 Dispute Resolution.

Peter is an arbitrator member of the Society of Construction Arbitrators and a member of the Swiss Arbitration Association. His web site at www.aeberli.com includes a number of papers and articles on arbitration, adjudication and construction law.