Taner Dedezade is an international construction barrister, dispute resolver, published author and world-renowned speaker.

  • FIDIC President's List of Approved Dispute Adjudicators
  • ICC Arbitrator
  • FIDIC Certified Trainer.

In his work as an international construction barrister, Taner specialises in the resolution and avoidance of disputes arising out of international construction and engineering projects, particularly under the FIDIC forms. Taner represents both international contractors and employers and is particularly skilled as an advocate before FIDIC dispute boards and ICC arbitral tribunals.

As a dispute resolver, Taner passionately believes in dispute prevention and is skilled in facilitating the resolution of disputes. He is currently acting as an ICC arbitrator in relation to an international construction project based in Georgia. Taner has been appointed by CIArb as Arbitrator in relation to three commercial disputes and is on the FIDIC President's List of Approved Adjudicators.

Taner is a world-renowned speaker, a FIDIC-certified trainer, FIDIC trainer of the Year 2020, and has delivered numerous lectures and two-day workshops around the world. He delivers FIDIC lectures annually on the King’s MSc in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution. He was invited by FIDIC to deliver “Top-Up Training” to Members of the FIDIC President’s List and also to FIDIC Accredited Trainers. He formulated and delivers a Comparison course between FIDIC 1999 and 2017 on the FIDIC Academy platform.

Recent work

Taner cut his teeth in Eastern Europe acting for an Employer in the roads sector in numerous DABs and ICC arbitrations and then went on to represent clients in the road, railway, airport, buildings, dredging and sewerage, energy and dams sectors. Recent highlights, all involving FIDIC Contracts, include:

  • Advising in relation to  a US$ 1 billion commercial railway project in the Middle East
  • Advising a sub-contractor in relation to an airport dispute in Saudi Arabia with a value of US$ 0.5 billion
  • Acting as advocate for a joint venture contractor in DAB, and then ICC arbitration proceedings in relation to a dispute arising out of a sewerage network in Cyprus
  • Acting as advocate in relation to a railway project in North Macedonia before a DAB and then engaging personally in complex negotiations with the Deputy Prime Minister to facilitate a favourable settlement
  • Acting as advocate for the Employer in relation to a road dispute in Serbia involving the complex valuation of variations
  • Preparing DAB referrals:
    • in relation to a water network in Georgia
    • in relation to a WWTP in Georgia

Feedback for Taner's work as an international construction lawyer:

  • "Barrister Taner Dedezade is highly regarded for his advocacy work…a great tutor and a dispute resolution expert." Legal 500, 2023
  • "in 2016 the firm secured a number of new employer clients including the Government of Serbia and the Government of Georgia, and Corbett and counsel Taner Dedezade acted for the former in Dispute Adjudication proceedings relating to various claims brought by the contractor in relation to a complex tunnel project" Legal 500, 2017
  • Ranked as 'up and coming' lawyer with clients saying "Taner has the ability to link the FIDIC to the legal context of different countries. He is a qualified barrister and advises a range of clients in arbitrations across the world" Chambers UK, 2016
  • "I had the pleasure and privilege of working with Taner for almost 10 years now. We have worked together on high-level projects and I have seen Taner in action conducting high-level (Deputy Prime Minister level) negotiations. I have also seen Taner in action at a DAB hearing wher he deployed all sorts of novel arguments on behalf our mutual client successfully" Plamen Tanev, Director at SPC Engineering Ltd, 2021
  • "I have had the pleasure of attending Taner’s FIDIC seminar and a chance to collaborate with him. Taner is a true expert in his field, dedicated and hardworking lawyer. I highly recommend attending his training or to having him onboard in ‘complicated’ projects." Irakli Khergiani, Acting Country Director / Representative at DOHWA Engineering Company Ltd and President of ACEG (FIDIC Members Association in Georgia), 2021
  • "Construction Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution Theory and Practice around the World" edited by Professor Renato Nazzini, – Co-author (the chapter on enforcement of DAB decisions) – Informa Law from Routledge, (2021)
  • "Transnational Construction Arbitration, Key themes in the resolution of construction disputes" edited by Professor Renato Nazzini, – Co-author (the chapter on enforcement of DAB decisions) – Informa Law from Routledge, (2018)
  • "Service Charges and Management: Law and Practice", – Co-author (the chapter on ADR) – Sweet & Maxwell (2006)

Contributions to:

  • International Arbitration Law Review
  • Construction Law International

Taner Dedezade website

Find out about Taner's experience, seminars and more at dedezade.co.uk.

Did you know

Taner walked on burning hot coals, enjoyed an ice bath, jumped out of a plane, cycled 100 miles for charity, meditates and enjoys yoga.

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