4 New Square’s International Construction team boosted by latest recruit Dr Cyril Chern, FCIArb

We are delighted to announce Dr Cyril Chern has joined 4 New Square from Crown Office Chambers.

A structural engineer and Chartered Architect, Chartered Arbitrator, as well as a barrister, Dr Chern specialises in complex engineering and construction projects. With over 40 years’ experience in construction at all levels including designer, project manager, Barrister, and adjudicator/arbitrator he has been involved in some of the world’s largest construction projects which include public buildings, hospitals, port facilities, hydroelectric and nuclear power plants, road and rail projects, bridges, dams, airports, and tunnels.

In addition, he is the author of some of the construction industry’s leading publications dealing with both the law, claims and delay, dispute resolution and major project construction.

He has been ranked as a leading International Arbitration and Construction practitioner in the directories for a number of years. Quotes include:

“He is in his element in complex international construction arbitrations.” – Chambers & Partners

“Absolutely superb in complex international high-value matters…. His superb depth of knowledge and cross-examination skills put him in the upper echelon of barristers.” – Legal 500

“Highly regarded in adjudication boards.” – Chambers & Partners


Head of Chambers, Mark Cannon QC said: “We are very pleased that Cyril has joined 4 New Square.  He is a welcome addition to our existing strength in the areas of construction disputes and the various means of resolving them.”

Dr Cyril Chern said: “It is a distinct pleasure to join 4 New Square and bolster its already distinguished construction and international groups and I look forward to the future.”

For more information, please contact the clerking team: general@4newsquare.com