Trainer details

FIDIC Trainer

William  Godwin QC

  Country of residence: United Kingdom

  Citizenship: UK

  www.matrix-seminars.com

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Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • East Europe
  • West Europe
  • Middle East
  • Central Asia

Languages spoken

  • English

Other languages spoken: German

Trainer Professional qualifications and discipline

Barrister England & Wales (lawyer) since 1986.
Appointed Queen's Counsel 2017.
Specialist in international construction contracts and FIDIC contracts in particular. Legal member of the FIDIC Updates Task Group responsible for writing the 2017 suite of contracts.

Construction contract experience

  • Construction Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Red Book)
  • Construction Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Red Book)
  • Construction Contract, MDB Harmonised Ed, June 2010
  • Design-Build-Operate Contract, 1st Ed 2008
  • 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

  • Not applicable - none of the above

Specialist contract experience

  • Construction Subcontract, 1st. Ed. 2011

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 5: FIDIC Conditions of Contract for EPC/Turnkey Projects (1999 Edition)
  • Module 5: FIDIC Conditions of Contract for EPC/Turnkey Projects (2017 Edition)
  • Module 6: FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Design, Build and Operate projects (2008 Edition)
  • Module 11: Comparison between 1999 and 2017 Editions of the FIDIC Contracts

Training experience with FIDIC Business Practice modules

  • None of the above

Services offered

  • Contract Expert/specialist

Technical expertise

  • Construction law
  • Claims and variations
  • Extension of time

Short summary experiences

Practising Queen’s Counsel (senior lawyer/advocate) with over 25 years’ experience in construction, technology and engineering disputes including EPC/turnkey projects, off-shore structures and shipbuilding cases. Legal member of the official FIDIC Updates Task Group responsible for writing the second (2017) editions of the FIDIC Red, Yellow and Silver Books. Described by UK Legal 500 as ‘An expert on FIDIC contracts and related arbitration,’ and ‘He has established good credentials in the arbitration communities of China and Asia’. Visiting lecturer (dispute resolution) at City, University of London. Publications include The 2017 FIDIC Contracts: the Second Editions of the Red, Yellow and Silver Books (Wiley Blackwell 2020)
International Construction Contracts: a Handbook (Wiley Blackwell 2013) Construction Contracts: a Handbook for Chinese Parties (China Architecture and Building Press Beijing 2008). Has conducted FIDIC accredited training internationally for over ten years.

Position and experience

Employment status: Permanent employee
Present position: Counsel in the London office of Arnold & Porter LLP
Previous positions: Barrister in chambers in London
Are you a fully FIDIC certified trainer: Yes
List the types of certification you have:

International. Modules 1,2,5,11


Are you a FIDIC interim certified trainer: No
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Affiliations/Memberships

Accredited adjudicator and arbitrator of the English Technology and Construction Bar Association.
Visiting lecturer in law, City University of london.
Member of several arbitration panels.

Panel listings

Bar of England & Wales