Trainer details

FIDIC Trainer


  Country of residence: United Kingdom

  Citizenship: British;


Countries with experience

Other countries with experience: Croatia, Bulgaria, Poland

Global regions

  • Latin America
  • North America
  • East Europe
  • West Europe
  • Middle East
  • North Africa
  • Sub Sahara Africa

Languages spoken

  • English

Other languages spoken: French and Turkish

Trainer Professional qualifications and discipline

Barrister-at-law, Gray's Inn
Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration
MSc in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution
Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
TECBAR Dispute Resolution Board Member

Construction contract experience

  • Construction Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Red Book)
  • Construction Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Red Book)
  • Construction Contract, MDB Harmonised Ed, June 2010
  • EPC/Turnkey Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Silver Book)
  • EPC/Turnkey Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Silver Book)
  • Plant & Design-Build Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Yellow Book)
  • Plant and Design-Build Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Yellow Book)

Consultancy contract experience

  • Client-Consultant Agreement (White Book), 4th Ed 2006
  • Client-Consultant Agreement (White Book), 5th Ed 2017

Specialist contract experience

  • Not applicable - none of the above

Experience with FIDIC contracts modules

  • Module 1: Practical Use of FIDIC Conditions of Contracts (1999 Edition)
  • Module 1: Practical Use of FIDIC Conditions of Contracts (2017 Edition)
  • Module 1 Advanced: Practical Use of FIDIC Contracts Advanced course (1999 Edition)
  • Module 1 Advanced: Practical Use of FIDIC Contracts Advanced course (2017 Edition)
  • Module 2: Management of Claims and Disputes Resolution under the FIDIC Contracts (1999 Edition)
  • Module 2: Management of Claims and Disputes Resolution under the FIDIC Contracts (2017 Edition)
  • Module 3: Understanding DABs (1999 Edition)
  • Module 3: Understanding DAABs (2017 Edition)

Training experience with FIDIC Business Practice modules

  • None of the above

Services offered

  • Contract Expert/specialist

Technical expertise

  • Airports - terminals and support
  • Building - domestic
  • Building - commercial
  • Civil Engineering - Site Investigation
  • Civil Engineering - Foundations and Subsidence/Settlement
  • Coastal engineering
  • Construction law
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Rail - Hardware and Software, Control and Monitoring Systems, Equipment and Drives
  • Rail - Infrastructure Engineering and Maintenance
  • Rail - Signalling and Communications
  • Rail - other
  • Water - drainage and sewerage
  • Water - Water Treatment
  • Water - Sewerage
  • Water - Sewage Treatment
  • Waste Water - Treatment and Pumping Plant
  • Claims and variations
  • Extension of time

Short summary experiences

Taner Dedezade is a barrister, with over 20 years’ experience, specialising in the resolution of international construction and engineering disputes, mostly concerning projects based on FIDIC contracts. He represents both international contractors (current clients include ACC, H.F.Wiebe, WTE Wassertechnik, EmekInsaat Sti Ltd, and Strukton Immersion Projects BV) and employers (current clients include the Government of Serbia) and has been involved in projects in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, undertaking advocacy as necessary in both DAB and arbitration proceedings.
Taner is an expert in FIDIC contracts whose expertise was recognised:
• with his ranking as an ‘up and coming’ lawyer in Chambers UK 2016 –Construction: International Arbitration UK-wide with clients saying he “has the
ability to link the FIDIC to the legal context of different countries. He is a qualified barrister and advises a range of clients in arbitrations across the
• In Legal 500 2017, which records that “In 2016 the firm secured a number of new employer clients, includingthe Government of Serbia and the Government of Georgia, and Corbett and counsel Taner Dedezade acted for the former in Dispute Adjudication Board proceedings relating to various claims brought by the
contractor in relation to a complex tunnel project.”
• In a nomination as a finalist for best Adjudicator/FIDIC Accredited Trainer in the 2019 FIDIC Awards delivered by Sir Vivian Ramsey Q.C. at the FIDIC Users Conference in London 2019.
He has particular expertise in the enforcement of DAB decisions having acted as sole counsel in arbitration proceedings concerning the same and having written various articles on this complex subject. He contributed a chapter on the enforcement of DAB decisions to “Transnational Construction Arbitration” edited by Professor Renato Nazzini. Taner’s article, “Mind the gap: Analysis of cases and principles concerning the ability of ICC tribunals to enforce binding DAB decisions under the 1999 FIDIC Conditions of contract [2012] Int ALR 145”, was cited favourably by Mr Justice Edwards-Stuart in Peterborough City Council v Enterprise Managed Services Limited [2014] EWHC 3193 (TCC).
After reading law, he was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1996 and practised as a barrister for over 10 years, appearing in numerous cases in the courts and tribunals of England including the Court of Appeal. He was appointed to one of the UK Government’s Treasury Counsel Panels. He speaks basic French and Turkish. Taner has an MSc (Merit) in Construction Law and Arbitration from King's College, London (in which he was awarded the Bickerdike Allen prize), and a diploma (Merit) in International Commercial Arbitration from Queen Mary College, London (achieving a distinction in his dissertation). He now lectures particularly on FIDIC DABs, acts as a tutor and dissertation supervisor on the King’s MSc course.

Position and experience

Employment status: Permanent employee
Present position: Counsel
Previous positions:
Are you a fully FIDIC certified trainer: Yes
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I was trained by Edward Corbett and have been delivering trainings on behalf of Cornerstone Seminars since 2010. I do not have a specific certificate.

Are you a FIDIC interim certified trainer: No
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Panel listings

TECBAR Dispute Resolution Board Member
FIDIC Accredited Trainer
Member The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn
Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
Corporate Panel Member Dispute Board Federation (DBF)
Member King’s College Construction Law Association (KCCLA)
Member Arbitration Club, King’s College Branch
Member Technology and Construction Bar Association (TECBAR)
Member International Bar Association (IBA)
Member Society of Construction Law (SCL)
Member Adjudication Society (AS)
Member Young LCIA International Arbitration Group (LCIA)
Member Turkish British Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TBCCI)
Member Turkish British Legal Society (TBLS)