Dr. Nael Bunni
Nael G. Bunni is a Chartered Engineer, Registered Chartered Arbitrator and Conciliator. He is currently Visiting Professor at Trinity College, Dublin University. He is Past President of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland, Past Chairman of the Irish Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration and Past President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of the London Court of International Arbitration and a member of various groups of the Commission on International Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, Paris, including the Forum on ADR; the Construction Arbitration Section of the Forum on 'Arbitration and New Fields'; and the Working Party on Turnkey Transactions of the Commission on International Commercial Practice.
In 1999, Dr. Bunni was elected a Fellow of the Irish Academy of Engineering and in March 2000 he was elected a member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration, 'ICCA'. Dr Bunni has been involved in many civil and structural engineering projects in Ireland and abroad. He has won a number of professional awards for his work in engineering design and in dispute resolution. He is past Chairman of FIDIC's Standing Committee on Professional Liability and FIDIC's Task Committee on Construction, Insurance and Law. At present he is member or chairman of a number of technical committees in Ireland and internationally.
He has acted as arbitrator, conciliator/mediator or DAB in forty seven jurisdictions, having been appointed arbitrator in over ninety-five cases of dispute with values up to £450 million, either as sole arbitrator or as a member of a tribunal or as a chairman of an arbitral tribunal. Many of these appointments were under the ICC Rules of Arbitration; the UNCITRAL Arbitration rules; the LCIA Arbitration Rules; or the Rules of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration. Over fifty-five of these cases have led to written and published awards.
Dr. Bunni is the author of a large number of technical papers and three books: 'Construction Insurance and the Irish Conditions of Contract'; Construction Insurance', now in its second edition under the title, 'Risk & Insurance in Construction'; and 'The FIDIC Form of Contract', now in its second edition. He has lectured extensively and has been invited to speak in many countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America.