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Adrian Hughes QC
Barrister at 39 Essex Chambers


Adrian Hughes QC acts as counsel and arbitrator with a broad international and UK construction and commercial practice; he works from 39 Essex Chambers in London, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. Recent international construction work as advocate has involved arbitrations arising from energy and infrastructure projects in North Africa, the Middle East and all parts of Asia. Domestic work has focused on PFI, PPP and NEC contracts in the road, rail, education, health and defence sectors. He sits regularly as international arbitrator and is currently appointed in cases across Europe and Asia. Adrian has a leading practice relating to China, acts as expert adviser to the UK Foreign Office on UK China dispute resolution and is on the Advisory Board of the Oxford University Belt and Road Institute. He is a recent Chairman of the UK Society of Construction Law and is a regular chairman at the Cambridge Construction Law Summer School. .      

Agenda Sessions

  • Chair's Closing Remarks and End of Day Three

  • Chair's Opening Remarks

  • International Construction Law and Practice