Taner Dedezade – (Counsel)

Taner is a barrister with some 20 years’ experience specialising in the resolution of international construction and engineering disputes, mostly concerning projects under the FIDIC Books. He represents both international Contractors and Employers involved in projects in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, undertaking advocacy as necessary in both DAB and arbitration proceedings. Taner’s expertise has been recognised with his ranking in Chambers UK 2016 – Construction: International Arbitration UK-wide with clients saying he “has the ability to link the FIDIC to the legal context of different countries.”

He has developed a particular expertise in the enforcement of DAB decisions having acted as sole counsel in arbitration proceedings concerning the same and having written various articles on this complex subject. Recently he contributed a chapter on the enforcement of DAB decisions to “Transnational Construction Arbitration, Key Themes In The Resolution Of Construction Disputes” edited by Professor Renato Nazzini. His article, “Mind the Gap: Analysis of cases and principles concerning the ability of ICC tribunals to enforce binding DAB decisions under the 1999 FIDIC Conditions of contract [2012] Int ALR 145”, was cited favourably by Mr Justice Edwards-Stuart in Peterborough City Council v Enterprise Managed Services Limited [2014] EWHC 3193 (TCC).

After reading law he was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1996 and practised as a barrister for just over 10 years, appearing in numerous cases in the courts and tribunals of England and Wales including the Court of Appeal. He was also appointed to one of the UK Government’s Treasury Counsel Panels. Taner has an MSc (Merit) in Construction Law and Arbitration from King’s College, London (in which he was awarded the Bickerdike Allen prize), and a diploma (Merit) in International Commercial Arbitration from Queen Mary College, London (achieving a distinction in his dissertation).

Taner joined Corbett & Co in 2007 and started lecturing for Cornerstone seminars in 2010. Taner is an accredited FIDIC trainer and has presented many FIDIC seminars in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South America on both FIDIC Contracts and FIDIC Claims. He also lectures on FIDIC for the King’s MSc course.
Taner was nominated as a finalist for best Adjudicator/FIDIC Accredited Trainer in the 2019 FIDIC Awards delivered by Sir Vivian Ramsey Q.C. at the FIDIC Users Conference in London 2019.
Taner is a published author in International Construction and Arbitration Law and is an accredited TECBAR Adjudicator.