International arbitrator, adjudicator and dispute board member primarily in the construction, infrastructure and energy sectors.
I have over three decades of experience of structuring projects and resolving disputes.
My project advisory experience assisting governments, owners, contractors and lenders on some of the world’s largest construction, infrastructure and energy projects means I understand:
My extensive experience dealing with people of many nationalities gives me an understanding of the different cultural approaches in international projects and to disputes. I have significant experience of civil law, particularly in conjunction with international English standard forms of contract (such as those issued by FIDIC).
I have acted as counsel, or been appointed as an arbitrator in international arbitrations under (inter alia) the ICC, LCIA, SCC, UNCITRAL and ICDR Rules of arbitration.
I was a partner in two international law firms (see below) for over 30 years in London and Hong Kong, advising clients on a range of major projects, before setting up my own practice in 2010 at chambers in Gray’s Inn, London.
I have advised in relation to some of the world’s largest infrastructure projects, from both a project advisory and a dispute resolution perspective. I have advised clients from the outset to the conclusion of projects, including project appraisal, tendering, bespoke contract drafting and negotiation and post-contract administration. I am qualified to practise English and Hong Kong law.
Independent adviser, 2010 – Present.
Consultant, White & Case LLP, London 1 January 2010 – September 2010.
Partner White & Case LLP, London 1994 – 2009.
Prior to retiring from White & Case I have been described in the legal directories as:
“John Bellhouse is an experienced counsel in energy disputes … [and] is highly recommended for his work on contentious matters” – Chambers UK 2010
“an extremely bright and experienced lawyer who thinks quickly in tricky situations” – Chambers Europe 2008.
“John Bellhouse is … well-regarded for arbitration” – Who’s Who Construction Lawyers 2008
“John Bellhouse has a reputation as ‘one of the good guys – top notch’ combining a leading international arbitration practice with a focus on construction” Who’s Who Construction Lawyers 2007.
Appointments as arbitrator, adjudicator and to Dispute Boards (“DB”)
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