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Ben Mellors
Partner at HFW


Ben is a specialist construction lawyer with over 18 years' experience in the industry. He advises clients on all aspects of international construction and engineering projects, with a particular focus on Europe, the Middle East and East Africa.

He has advised on a wide range of on-shore and off-shore projects, with particular knowledge and experience in international infrastructure, oil & gas, process plants and power projects. His off-shore experience includes procurement and implementation the projects for design, construction, supply, installation and commissioning of major off-shore facilities, floating production vessels, windfarms, sub-sea pipelines and cables and wellheads. He is familiar with bespoke and standard forms of contract, including LOGIC and FIDIC and is co-author of "FIDIC Contracts: Law and Practice" (Informa), one of the leading textbooks on the major FIDIC forms of contract.

Ben is recommended for Construction by Legal 500 UK. He is a Solicitor-Advocate qualified in England and Wales. Before the law, Ben practised as a civil engineer at a leading international consulting engineering company.

Agenda Sessions

  • Enhanced Contract Variation Provisions Under the FIDIC Suites of Contract