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Chambers of Marcus Taverner QC
Keating Chambers


Marc Rowlands QC’s practice covers the full range of construction, engineering and technology disputes, in the UK and internationally. Praised as “very slick and very good”, he is regularly instructed in the TCC, Commercial Court and Court of Appeal and in arbitrations in the Middle East, Far East and the Caribbean. Marc is a Part II DIFC registered practitioner and is called to the Bahamian Bar. In addition to his work as counsel, Marc has acted as adjudicator, arbitrator (ICC) and mediator.

Marc has particular expertise in the JCT, NEC, FIDIC and LOGIC forms, and PFI contracts, and his offshore experience includes a year off from his studies working onshore and offshore (in the Bay of Benin) for a wireline logging company. He is also highly regarded for rail related work, having acted in numerous high profile cases around the world relating to infrastructure, rolling stock and regulatory work. He is particularly skilled at working with a team and managing large cases to achieve cost savings and the best commercial, practical outcomes for clients.

Recent reported cases: ADS Aerospace Ltd v EMS Global Tracking Ltd [2012] EWHC 2310 (TCC), [2012] EWHC 2904 (TCC); Mears Ltd v Shoreline Housing Partnership Ltd [2013] EWHC 27 (TCC), [2013] EWCA Civ 639, [2015] EWHC 1396 (TCC); Heathrow Airport Ltd v Office of Rail and Road [2017] EWHC 1290 (Admin); RBIL v Ryhurst [2011] BLR 721 TCC; Simon Carves Limited v Ensus UK Limited [2011] EWHC 657 (TCC); [2011] B.L.R. 340; 135 Con. L.R. 96; Bewley Homes plc v CNM Estates (Surbiton) Ltd [2011] EWHC 2619 (TCC), BLR 67; Straw Realisations (No 1) v Shaftesbury House (Development) Ltd [2010] EWHC 2597 (TCC), [2011] BLR 47, 133 Con LR 82.


Called 1990; Gray’s Inn; QC 2012.


French, Spanish.


TECBAR; COMBAR; LCLCBA; Society of Construction Law.


Oxford University (BA Oxon).

Lawyer Rankings

Middle East: The English Bar > Construction

(Leading silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Marc Rowlands QCKeating ChambersTechnically excellent but also very pragmatic and amiable in his working style.

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Marc Rowlands QCKeating ChambersA bright lawyer who combines intellect with a real appetite for understanding the technical aspects of a case – he reads a tribunal well and is able to “control” a witness during cross-examination.

London Bar > Construction

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Marc Rowlands QCKeating ChambersMarc is a bright lawyer who combines intellect with a real appetite for understanding the technical aspects a of case.