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Capper, Phillip

Kings College London
United Kingdom


"Phillip Capper MA BA FCIArb and Nash Professor in the Centre of Construction Law & Dispute Resolution at King's College London, is a partner at White & Case. He specialises in international arbitration, and in construction, and has for years been recognised by legal directories as a ‘leading individual’ in both these fields, and in the rail industry.  Formerly Chairman of the Faculty of Law at Oxford University, he is now also Nash Professor of Engineering Law at King’s. He was a Fellow of Keble College, Oxford for over 20 years, and formerly a Lecturer at the University of Durham. He is a member of the ICC Commission on International Arbitration in Paris, an Honorary Member of the Society of Construction Law (in the UK and in Malaysia) and a past member of the European Advisory Committee of the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution, based in New York.  Phillip has chaired ICC and LCIA arbitral tribunals, and has served as sole arbitrator and party-appointed arbitrator in ICC and LCIA arbitrations. He has been involved in countless international disputes (as arbitrator, mediator, legal assessor, advocate, or adviser). He drafted the disputes clauses in the NEC 2nd ed and ICE 7th and was engaged as expert by French Association of International Contractors (SEFI) to evaluate FIDIC’s EPC Silver Book. For CIRIA’s Client's Guide to Risk in Construction he wrote on legal risk management. He was Founding Editor of the Construction Industry Law Letter and former General Editor of Emden’s Construction Law.  His recent publications include Construction Industry Arbitrations in Sweet & Maxwell’s Handbook of Arbitration Practice 3rd edition, and editor of the 3rd edition of the International Arbitration: A Handbook. For the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators he directs its International Diploma Course. For the ICC in Paris he led small working groups drafting model clauses for ICC arbitration and ADR, and for use with the ICC Rules for Expertise. A great deal of Phillip's experience relates to complex engineering and infrastructure projects, and high technology and electrical and mechanical procurements. He has worked on projects for defence, highways, rail, transportation, power, oil and gas, process plant and construction procurement in many countries worldwide. For example, he acted for TML, the Channel Tunnel contract consortium, in three ICC arbitrations and in the many references to that project’s Disputes Panel. Phillip has advised state electricity generator/distributors, national gas distributors, high-speed rail authorities and suppliers, metro and light rail projects, and privately financed infrastructure projects. He is also joint Series Editor (with Philip Britton) of Informa’s construction law library."  

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