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Rupert Coldwell
Rupert Coldwell
Senior Associate — International Construction Disputes
Senior Associate — International Construction Disputes

Rupert Coldwell

Rupert Coldwell

20 Fenchurch Street
24th Floor
London EC3M 3BY
United Kingdom

Rupert Coldwell

Experience Highlights

  • Acting on a number of ICC arbitrations in connection with the design and construction of a major maritime project in Central America

  • Conduct of ICC arbitral proceedings on behalf of an EPCM contractor arising out of a Middle Eastern world-class petrochemical complex, including issues relating to non-payment of invoices, delays, and the quality of engineering, procurement, and construction management services

  • Advising a U.S. engineering consultancy firm about disputes arising out of the design and construction of new rail infrastructure in the Middle East 

  • Representing an international contractor in LCIA  arbitration against a residential developer relating to disputes arising from a major multi-purpose development in St Petersburg, Russia

  • Acting for a major civil, structural and M&E designer in defending various claims in respect of its design services regarding the development of a power generation facility at the Mount Pleasant military complex located on the Falkland Islands (including defending injunction proceedings for access to a licensed project management software program)

  • Acting for large commodities trader in defending adjudication proceedings in respect of claims regarding dismantling and transportation services at a power station in Wales

  • Representing an energy developer in defending claims for scope change and extensions of time made by its main contractor in respect of an anaerobic digestion facility located in the United Kingdom

  • Advising a US-based M&E designer in relation to the termination of its appointment to produce designs for a major hotel development in Mecca in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  • Represented a global engineering firm in adjudication proceedings commenced by its employer in respect of myriad disputed variation claims during its provision of M&E design services at the Olympic Stadium Transformation Project in London

  • Representing an international contractor in High Court proceedings against a bond issuer in Botswana in respect of a major bridge construction project in Botswana

  • Advising a financier in relation to the drafting of numerous arbitration agreements contained in a suite of construction contracts for the design and build of a hospital project in The Gambia

  • Acting for a major UK contractor in defending TCC Pre-Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes claims concerning allegations of latent defects in the design of an electrical system in a data centre

  • Acting for a contractor in serial adjudications in respect of disputes arising in connection with the design and build of special purpose vehicles to be used in the mining industry in Australia


  • Murdoch University, Western Australia, Bachelor of Law, Minor Modern History, 2010
  • The College of Law, Western Australia, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, 2012
  • Member: Society of Construction Law, International Bar Association
  • Solicitor & Barrister of the Supreme Court of Western Australia