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Siobhan Fahey


Siobhan Fahey is a dually qualified professional: a chartered civil/structural engineer and a lawyer who specialises in construction law. Her particular expertise is in the avoidance and resolution of construction disputes. An independent consultant since 2004, Siobhan spends her working life as an Arbitrator, Dispute Board member, Conciliator, Adjudicator and Mediator of construction and commercial disputes. She also provides advice to clients on contracts, dispute avoidance and dispute resolution and is very experienced in holding international training courses (both in-house and open/public courses) on the same subjects. She has worked in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East and the Far East, for consulting engineering firms, government agencies, contractors and consultancy firms advising contractors and developers. Siobhan is on the FIDIC President’s List of Approved Dispute Adjudicators, and is an accredited mediator and an accredited adjudicator with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She is also a member of the panels of Arbitrators and Conciliators held by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and by Engineers Ireland. She is Chair of the Dispute Resolution Board of Engineers Ireland, and Member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR. She is a very frequent speaker at FIDIC contract users’ conferences around the world, at FIDIC/ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) conferences, and at training workshops and seminars run by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Engineers Ireland.

In FIDIC, Siobhan is:

- Member of the FIDIC Contracts Committee (CC)

- FIDIC CC’s ‘Principal Drafter’ for the FIDIC 2017 contracts (construction ‘Red Book’; plant & design-build ‘Yellow Book’ and EPC/turnkey ‘Silver Book’), and formerly Chair of the FIDIC task group for updating FIDIC DAB Rules,

- Chair of the FIDIC task group for drafting Subcontracts for the FIDIC Yellow Book 1999.

- She was also a member of ICC’s ‘expert panel’ for revision of the ICC Dispute Board Rules in 2015.

Agenda Sessions

  • Introduction to the 2017 FIDIC Suite of Contracts

  • Looking Back on the Most Important Changes in the 2017 FIDIC Contracts

  • Introducing the New Yellow Sub-Contract


Speakers at this event