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Sir Vivian Ramsey
Arbitrator, Mediator, International Judge at KEATING CHAMBERS


Sir Vivian Ramsey was educated in the UK and the USA. He studied engineering science and economics at Oxford before working for Ove Arup and Partners for eight years, qualifying as a chartered civil engineer. He is now a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and chairs the Advisory Board of the Association of Consultancy and Engineering.  He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2013.

He studied law at the City University and qualified as a barrister, commencing practice in 1981. He became a QC in 1992 and was head of Keating Chambers in London. He had an international practice appearing in courts and arbitrations around the world as well as acting as arbitrator and mediator. He became a Bencher of Middle Temple in 2002.

He was appointed a High Court judge in 2005 and became judge in charge of the Technology and Construction Court from 2007 to 2010. He was then involved in implementing the Jackson reforms from 2012 until he retired in 2014.

Following his retirement, he became an International Judge in the Singapore International Commercial Court when it was founded in 2015 where he hears cases.  He also acts as an arbitrator, mediator, expert and dispute board member around the world. He lectures and is a Visiting Professor at King's College, London and he edits Keating on Construction Contracts, now in its 10th edition. In 2018 he was awarded the Society of Construction Law inaugural International Medal in Chicago. He will (subject to formal election) become Master of the Worshipful Company of Constructors from October 2019.  

Agenda Sessions

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