Victoria has 25 years of experience in complex international construction disputes and arbitration.

Victoria Tyson is a award-winning contentious construction partner at law firm Howard Kennedy with over 25 years’ of experience in large, complex international construction and engineering disputes and arbitration. She has particular expertise in the FIDIC forms of construction contract.

She has had exposure to many high-profile and often politically sensitive international construction and engineering projects and has acted for governments and ministries, international contractors, and consultants. Victoria has particular expertise in complex international arbitration and specialist knowledge of the FIDIC forms of construction contract. Formerly with Masons (now Pinsent Masons), Herbert Smith (now Herbert Smith Freehills) and Corbett & Co., a leading practice specialising in international construction law. Qualified in both England and Wales and Hong Kong.

In Legal 500 2017/2018 Victoria is recommended as a lawyer ‘…with great experience and very good time management’. In Legal 500 2018/2019 Victoria is recommended for her ‘…diligent and considered approach’.

Best Woman in Construction Law 2019 – The 2019 European Women in Construction & Engineering Awards.

Victoria is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and is in the Executive Group of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF) UK. She is partnered with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Training and is working closely with the ICE Law and Contracts examination panel to update the ICE’s portfolio of eLearning courses which she first developed in 2016. She is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Victoria writes Practice Notes for Lexis PSL on the FIDIC Forms of Contract, and contributes to other publications including ‘Light At The End Of The Tunnel? Gibraltar Dispute Reviews Key FIDIC Yellow Book Provisions’ ICLR [2014] 506. In March 2019 Victoria spoke on FIDIC at the DRBF Central and Eastern European Conference in Bucharest. In May 2019 Victoria discussed trends in standard forms of contracts at the International Construction Contracts Conference in Prague and presented a workshop at the DRBF 19th Annual International Conference in Berlin. An acknowledged FIDIC expert, Victoria presents leading FIDIC training for Cornerstone Seminars.

Victoria Tyson

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