Buy Now: FIDIC 2017 – A Practical Legal Guide 

Corbett & Co’s clause by clause guide to the FIDIC 2017 suite of contracts is out!

Now available as e-book as well as hard copy.



Andrew Tweeddale has decided to step down as director of Corbett & Co in order to spend more time with his family. He will remain as a Consultant and will continue acting for all his existing clients and will be available for any new and challenging matter.

Corbett & Co ranked highly in Chambers 2022 

Corbett & Co are delighted to have been recognised in the new edition of Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2022 – Construction: International Arbitration, where Edward Corbett has been ranked as a notable practitioner in Band 1. The coverage says:

Edward Corbett is a distinguished construction disputes lawyer with extensive experience of international arbitration proceedings. He is especially well known for his expertise in matters involving Europe, and is also adept at handling disputes arising out of construction projects in the Middle East and Asia. “He is very knowledgeable concerning arbitrations and international construction contracts.” “Edward was very strong in terms of his contractual knowledge and ability to advise on the interplay of clauses with respect to the claim.”

The Corbett & Co team is known for:

Strong international arbitration practice that has a worldwide presence in the transport, infrastructure and power sectors. Particularly adept at assisting with disputes arising out of FIDIC contracts. Client base includes significant international contractors, consultants and government entities.

An interviewee says: Corbett & Co were very focused, knowledgeable and, most importantly, communicated with the client in a clear manner.”

Corbett & Co ranked highly in Legal 500 2022

Corbett & Co has once again been ranked highly in the Legal 500 2022 for its construction expertise.

The Legal 500 is one of the leading directories ranking law firms based on client feedback.

Edward Corbett and Andrew Tweeddale are recognised for leading the team and advising ‘on high- profile’ and ‘sensitive infrastructure matters’,  whilst  Taner Dedezade ‘is highly regarded for his advocacy work’.

The following quotes were given by our clients:

‘The Corbett and Co team understand construction and get to the heart of the issues very quickly and are great in coming up with and contributing to strategic approaches to dispute avoidance or resolution.’

‘All members of the team have a very good command of the details of the dispute as well as a well- coordinated system between themselves to tackle the problem at hand. Even though we are going through a complicated arbitration procedure in times of pandemic while everyone is working remotely, we have never had a problem.’

‘Edward Corbett is a very good leader who manages and motivates the whole team, including independent experts who in our case are from all over the world. He has a very good understanding of engineering problems.’

 We are very grateful to our clients for their positive comments and proud to receive feedback acknowledging our efforts and commitment.


Contentious Construction 1-5 years’ PQE +

We are seeking a contentious construction solicitor with 1-5 years’ or more post-qualification experience to join us in our Teddington office. Click here to find out more.


Congratulations to Taner Dedezade, Counsel with Corbett & Co, who has recently been awarded “FIDIC Trainer of the Year” by FIDIC as a result of his presentations on FIDIC Contracts and Claims at numerous in-house seminars and for Cornerstone Seminars.


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Corbett & Co are thrilled to have received great feedback within the latest Chambers and Partners UK directory. 

  • “an excellent specialist construction arbitration firm that punches above its weight.”
  • “highly professional, courteous and very hard-working.”
  • “We hold them in the highest regard. Every matter put to them has been dealt with in a timely fashion and with the utmost care.”

We are also delighted with the continuing recognition of Edward Corbett and Dominic Helps.

Corbett & Co maintains ranking within The Legal 500 UK 2021

Within this year’s commentary Corbett & Co’s Lawyers are described as “true professionals” Edward Corbett, “has a keen intellect and a very quick mind”  Andrew Tweeddale handles contentious matters across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, advising contractors, engineers and architects. Dominic Helps is another key member of the team.


The team at Corbett & Co are unique in their focus on FIDIC related international construction work. They are entirely objective in their advice to clients. They strive to achieve the best outcome available. They are true professionals.”

This practice is unique in their knowledge, skills, client care and attention to detail. It is the best legal practice I have come across.”

All personnel at Corbett & Co are personable and approachable. Edward Corbett has a keen intellect and a very quick mind.”

Cornerstone In-house FIDIC Seminars

Corbett & Co are proud to partner with Cornerstone Seminars. Cornerstone Seminars addresses the FIDIC international standard forms of contracts and provides in-house events around the world. For more information contact

Victoria Tyson has been named Best Woman in Construction Law 2019 at The European Women in Construction and Engineering awards held on 21st May, London 

The European Women in Construction and Engineering Awards, now in their 5th year, are held to celebrate the achievements of women within the Construction and Engineering sectors.

Who’s Who Legal 2019 write: “Global Elite Thought Leader Edward Corbett at Corbett & Co International Construction Lawyers is a heavyweight in the international construction field and the top name in Europe according to our research this year. Sources say he is “the star player in the UK market”, with “knowledge that is next to none”.”

FIDIC Case Law Table

Our team at Corbett & Co has compiled a list of FIDIC-related court judgements and arbitral awards. In addition to our case summaries, which we are adding to with each update, the FIDIC Case Law Table includes links to the judgments and awards, the year, jurisdiction and the list of clauses each case considers. We hope our list is comprehensive but if you are aware of any other judgments or awards that should feature in the table, please let us know by sending an email to

FIDIC 1999 Commentaries

Following the publication of the Corbett & Co FIDIC case law table we are now releasing a commentary on the FIDIC 1999 Red Book. Eighteen clauses are already uploaded and we are hoping to add the last two clauses over the next few months. Click here to view available commentaries.

Cornerstone FIDIC Group on LinkedIn

The Cornerstone FIDIC Group on LinkedIn has over 4,500 members who use it as a useful forum to share information and raise queries regarding the standard forms of contract. To keep up with discussion on interesting topics within FIDIC please join the Cornerstone FIDIC Group on LinkedIn.  To view the group and join please click here

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