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International Construction Law

This course is fully booked (no waiting list)

International construction law is an area of law which is gaining increasing popularity. Competition is more international than ever and knowledge in this specialized field of law is required throughout all stages of the construction supply chain. Participants in large construction projects comprise employers, contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers, architects, engineers, project managers, financial institutions, etc. These participants frequently come from different jurisdictions. In such cases, the use of domestic construction agreements is often inappropriate, and therefore parties often resort to the use of international standard form construction agreements, such as the FIDIC Conditions of Contract and NEC. Such a choice requires a new approach towards the understanding of construction law which is generally confined to the knowledge of local legislation and standard form domestic contracts applicable in the country where the subject is taught. This course in International Construction Law deals with the legal aspects arising out of the implementation of construction projects which have an international element. By completing this course the participants will have an excellent opportunity to gain a thorough understanding of this specialised area of law and its interaction with commerce in a time of globalization.

Exam info and full course description

Exam info and full course description can be found in the course catalogue.    

Admission Requirements

Course specific:

A relevant bachelor's degree within Science and Techonology or Law

Prior knowledge of construction law is not required.


Exchange Students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Language proficiency

You can read more about the admission here.


Primary lecturer

Dimitar Kondev



Dr. Dimitar Kondev is an Associate working in the International Arbitration Group at White & Case LLP in Paris. 
Dimitar has significant experience in advising and representing clients in DAB and arbitration proceedings in relation to construction projects in Europe, Central Asia, Central America, South America, and East Africa.  Dimitar is the author of the monograph “Multi-Party and Multi-Contract Arbitration in the Construction Industry” published by Wiley-Blackwell in 2017.  Dimitar has acted as legal reviewer of the 2017 FIDIC suite of contracts, the FIDIC Emerald Book (2019), the FIDIC Green Book (2021), and the FIDIC Bronze Book (forthcoming publication).  He is also the current Principal Drafter for the remaining work on the FIDIC Bronze Book and a member of FIDIC Task Group 22 for the development of an EPCM Form of Contract .”


Guest lecturers

Jakob B Sørensen

Jakob B Sørensen is a partner in the Danish law firm Holst, Advokater. Jakob has been involved in international construction projects for almost 40 years and in more than 50 countries worldwide.

Jakob has acted as friendly reviewer for FIDIC both for the three major books (Red, Yellow, and Silver) in 2015-2017 and for the Short Form in 2020-2021.

Jakob is a certified mediator and today Jakob’s main areas of work are advisory work in relation to complex contracts (international construction and high-tech and ICT projects) and dispute prevention and resolution.


Alex Veopaseuth

Alex Veopaseuth is a Managing Director in Ankura’s Construction, Disputes and Advisory Practice based in Paris. He specialises in the delay analysis of complex construction projects, and regularly acts as independent expert in the context of claims preparation/defence, adjudications and arbitrations.

Alex’s session on Delay Analysis Techniques aims at raising awareness around delay analysis methods and applications. It covers planning and programming basics, delay analysis methodologies and practical challenges faced by delay experts.


Jacob Henriquez

Jacob Henriquez, FCIArb is a partner in the Dutch law firm Ploum. He is an experienced lawyer that handles complex matters in the Construction, Engineering, Infrastructure, and Offshore sectors, offering robust and knowledgeable representation across a broad range of topics. He has been involved in numerous FIDIC projects in the Netherlands, based on the FIDIC Red Book, Yellow Book, White Book and Silver Book. He is also one of the global editors of Construction Law International (since 2017). He is a visiting lecturer on International Construction Law and Dispute Resolution at the University of East Anglia (United Kingdom) and a visiting lecturer on Contracting Engineering Projects at TIAS School for Business and Society (NL).