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3PB (Chambers of David Berkley QC), Peter Aeberli, London, ENGLAND

Peter Aeberli

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3PB (Chambers of David Berkley QC)

Work Department

Construction; Arbitration; Mediation.


Peter works as counsel, advising on and appearing principally on construction and arbitration related matters in the Technology and Court Court (TCC) and the county courts. He has also appeared in the Court of Appeal (TWF Printers Ltd v Interseive Project Services [2006] BLR 299).

Peter receives instructions to draft contractual documentation including amendments to JCT contracts. He advises and represents parties in arbitration, adjudication and mediation proceedings. His overseas work has included advising parties in Latvia, Vietnam and in South Africa on contractual (FIDIC) and arbitration matters.

He is an experienced arbitrator, adjudicator and mediator receiving appointments by party agreement and third parties from bodies such as the ICC, FIDIC, the CIArb, RICS and RIBA.

Arbitrator on in excess of 50 construction disputes in both two party and multi-party matters. Adjudicator on excess of 100 construction disputes. Mediator on in excess of 50 construction and other disputes involving both two and multi parties.


Called 1990, Middle Temple.

RIBA; RIAS; FCIArb; accredited mediator; chartered arbitrator; accredited mediation advocate; accredited adjudicator; visiting senior lecturer for the Kings College MSc in Construction Law and Dispute Resolutions, and course coordinator for module DL dispute resolution.

Prior to reading law as a scholar at Hertford College, Oxford in the late 1980s, Peter worked with a multi-disciplinary consultancy as a project architect on medium and large developments including hospitals, schools, housing, offices and structures for the Ministry of Defence.

Previously an architect, principally with Building Design Partnership, but for a period as a lecturer in architecture at Edinburgh University in design and building construction 1978-87; Hertford College, Oxford, Scholar, Gibbs Prize, proxime assessit.

Also during this time and for a year or so after, a part-time lecturer in building construction at Oxford Polytechnic, now Oxford Brooks University 1987-89; Bar school and pupillage, including at Atkin Chambers, London 1989-91; since 1991 Peter has been in private practice as a barrister, arbitrator, mediator and adjudicator.

Notable dispute on which involved have included port facilities in Ghana, replacement of sewers; remediation of nuclear contamination; hotels and office complexes, infrastructure in Eastern Europe,


TecBar; Worshipful Company of Arbitrators (liveryman); arbitrator member of the Society of Construction Arbitrators; member of the Swiss Arbitration Association; listed on the ICC Canadian National Committee Panel of International Commercial Arbitrators, the ICDR (American Arbitration Association) roster of international arbitrators and the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) Roster of arbitrators and mediators; member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration; member of the FIDIC President’s list of dispute adjudicators; appointed to the Terminal 5 (Heathrow) London 2012 (Olympic park) and Crossrail panels of adjudicators.


The Glasgow Academy, Colebrook Street, Glasgow; Edinburgh University (1977 MA, 1978 Dip Arch); Oxford University (Hertford College) (1989 BA (Oxon), 2006 DipICArb).


Hurlingham Club.

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