FIDIC Adjudicators Search - Mr. Peter Aeberli

First Name
Last Name
Global Regions
Europe & Central Asia
Country Residence
United Kingdom
Educational Qualifications
Qualifications as architect, lawyer and in dispute resolution: MA(Edin), BA Jurisprudence (Oxon), Dip. Arch (Edin), DipICArb, RIBA, RIAS, FCIArb. Commenced science (Physics and Chemistry) degree at St Andrews University before converting to Architecture.
Professional qualifications
UK qualifications: Barrister at Law (Middle Temple), Chartered Architect and Chartered Arbitrator; Accredited CEDR mediator and accredited Adjudicator.
Current employment status
Particular technical expertise
Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Environmental issues, Geotechnics and foundations, Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges, Lawyer, Metro railway and stations, Road and Storm water Defence Works, Waste Treatment and Pumping Plant
Present position
Barrister, Arbitrator, Adjudicator and Mediator in private practice. Availability: principally Europe, including
former Warsaw pact countries
Positions held
Visiting Senior Lecturer, Kings College Centre of Construction Law and Management; course director until 2013 for Module D - Arbitration and dispute resolution.
Joint Secretary of the Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT): 1995 to 1998.
Cases editor on the Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Law Journal: 1994 to 2000
Member of the drafting committee for the Construction Industry Model Arbitration Rules (CIMAR)
Member of the ICC Task Force on Reducing Costs in Complex Arbitrations. Member of Commission on Arbitration.
Worshipful Company of Arbitrators (liveryman).
Bar school and pupillage, including at Atkin Chambers, London (1989-91).
Hertford College, Oxford, Scholar, Gibbs Prize, proxime assessit.
Part-time lecturer, building construction, Oxford Polytechnic, now Oxford Brooks University (1987-89).
Architect, principally with Building Design Partnership; Lecturer, Architecture, Edinburgh University in design and building construction (1978-87).
Dispute resolution experience
Experienced arbitrator, adjudicator and mediator receiving appointments by party agreement and third parties from bodies such as the ICC, LCIA, FIDIC, Engineers Ireland, the CIArb, RICS and RIBA. Has been invited by ICDR (American Arbitration Association) to chair a tribunal, but had to decline, in that instance, for personal reasons.

Arbitrator on in excess of 60 construction disputes in both two party and multi-party matters, a few involving public bodies, conducting hearings from a few days to four weeks or so, disputes of up to about £10 million and projects up to about £100million: “We would also like to convey our thanks to the Arbitrator … We look forward to working again with the Arbitrator soon.” (London city solicitors).

Adjudicator on in the region of 150 construction disputes involving claims up to about £5million and projects up to about £100 million: "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).

Mediator on in excess of 50 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 acted, have involved:

Legal issues and contact interpretation; Development agreements; Technical and scientific issues, such as paint, roofing, cladding, corrosion, mechanical and electrical and structural defects; Civil and structural engineering disputes including concrete structures, piles, roads, bridges, sewers and water treatment works; Environmental (including nuclear) issues; Marine equipment; Railways (infrastructure, computer/electrical equipment and rolling stock); Professional negligence (Architects and Engineers); 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 2010 prices) residential properties; Commercial agency agreements; International commercial disputes including ICC arbitration (sole and chairman) UNCITRAL Rules and FIDIC dispute board.

Peter has also mediated 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.
Latvia, South Africa, Viet Nam
Other panel listings
LCIA, ICC (Canada), CIArb, Engineers Ireland, Law Society, RIBA and CIOB panels of arbitrators.

CIArb, RIBA RICS, CIOB and Bar Council panels of mediators.

FIDIC CIArb, RIBA, ICE, Construction Confederation, Construction Industry Council. Association of Independent Construction Adjudicators and CIOB panels of adjudicators.

ICC Canadian National Committee Panel of International Commercial Arbitrators. ICDR (American Arbitration Association) roster of International arbitrators International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution Construction (USA) roster of arbitrators and mediators.

Named or listed as an adjudicator in respect of a number of high value and prestigious contracts, including a major development by a top premier league football club, a PFI waste management project in Wakefield, the London 2012 Games Adjudication Panel and the Terminal 5, Heathrow Airport and London Crossrail panel of adjudicators.
Various published articles, many of which can be found re-printed at

Speaker at seminars and conferences on various topics concerned with construction law and dispute resolution.