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Construction Law Summer School
Monday 11 - Friday 15 September 2023
Downing CollegeCambridge, UK

Simon Worley
Director at EIA Ltd & Task Group Leader at FIDIC UPDATES TASK GROUP


Simon has extensive experience in construction and construction supervision spanning his entire career, including having been the FIDIC Engineer on some 30 international contracts, and is viewed as an expert on the role of the Engineer under the FIDIC Conditions. He is particularly familiar with and has substantial experience in all aspects of claims and disputes (including avoidance, negotiation and settlement) under the FIDIC ‘Construction’ and ‘Plant & Design-Build’ 1999 editions of the Conditions of Contract. He advises both Contractors and Employers on claim, dispute, adjudication and arbitration matters, and regularly represents Employers at both adjudication and arbitration proceedings. He also advises Consulting Engineers on Contract Administration best practice. He is retained by CDB as an advisor on CDB-financed projects and by UNOPS as a contract management advisor. It has been commented that “he brings a refreshing touch of realism and practicality” and “is skilled at resolving disputes efficiently”.

Simon is also an adjudicator, UK Chartered Engineer and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Institution of Civil Engineers. As well as a practicing professional ‘at the sharp end’, he is a FIDIC-accredited and certified trainer, accredited to present FIDIC Modules 1, 1A, 2, 2A, 3, 4, 8 & 9.

He was the Task Group Leader of the FIDIC Updates Task Group (TG6B) that prepared the 2nd Edition of the FIDIC ‘Conditions of Contract for Construction’ (‘Red’ Book) and ‘Conditions of Contract for EPC/Turnkey Projects’ (‘Silver’ Book) published in December 2017. He was also a member of the FIDIC Task Group TG9 that prepared the ‘Conditions of Sub-Contract for Design and Build’.

Simon has over 35 years of professional experience, of which the last 30+ years have been entirely in the international arena, working for Consultant, Client and Contractor organizations as well as directly for International Financing Institutions such as EU, EBRD, IDB, CDB, KfW, AfDB, ADB and JICA. In the past he held the positions of Vice President, Regional Director, Project Director, and Project Manager on projects for water supply, sewerage and wastewater treatment, marine, highway and structural work in the UK and internationally. He is currently Managing Director of EIA Ltd, a UK company founded in 2000.

He has worked in various capacities in 40 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe and the ‘Near’ and Middle East, and predominantly on projects funded by the EU, EBRD, KfW, CDB, IDB, AfDB, JICA, World Bank and ADB.

Agenda Sessions

  • Introduction to Contract Form Options

  • The Role of the Engineer


Speakers at this event