Rebecca Shorter is a partner in the London Construction and Engineering group. She specializes in the resolution of disputes arising out of complex construction, engineering and infrastructure projects, advising both contractors and owners. Rebecca is experienced in international arbitration, litigation and alternative methods of dispute resolution such as dispute boards, adjudication and mediation.
Rebecca is an elected member of council for the Society of Construction Law (UK) and holds the position of Secretary; she also sits on the committees for the London Programme of lectures and SCL Astra.
Acting for a contractor in an appeal to the UK Supreme Court in connection with the design and construction of a hydro-electric project in the UK.
Acting for a Middle East government employer in ICC arbitration proceedings relating to the construction of a new international airport passenger terminal building
Representing a global cabling supplier and contractor in an ICC arbitration against an energy entity concerning a sub-sea electrical interconnector connecting two European countries.
Advising a Joint Venture Employer in relation to multiple disputes arising out of the construction of an acid production facility in the Middle East.
Acting for a contractor a Dispute Adjudication Board relating to the construction of a 1.35 million m2 residential and commercial development in the Middle East including major infrastructure works.
Acting for a Middle East government employer in ICC arbitration proceedings relating to the construction of infrastructure and facilities supporting a new international airport.
Acting for a specialist tunnelling subcontractor in a LCIA arbitration relating to the construction of a new city drainage system in the Middle East.
Acting for a southern African government employer in ICC arbitration proceedings relating to the construction of a new passenger terminal building in the country's international airport.
Acting for a specialist M&E subcontractor in Technology and Construction Court and Court of Appeal proceedings relating to the development and fit out of a court building.
Representing a specialist subcontractor in a complex delay and disruption dispute relating to high profile London residential development in Technology and Construction Court proceedings.
"Astra - An Introduction to Delay Claims: Part 2” The Society of Construction Law, 15 June 2021
"To Dispute or Not To Dispute”, FIDIC Covid-19 Webinar, 30 March 2021
"Transparency in International Arbitration" GAR Live Women in Arbitration, 5 December 2019
"Trends in Dispute Resolution in the Region" IBA Europe-Caucasus-Asia 2019 Forum Tbilisi, 2 November 2019
"Multi-tiered dispute resolution clauses and their suitability for big infrastructure projects" Chartered Institute of Arbitrators conference, Infrastructure Disputes: what the future holds for us, London, 12 September 2019
"New Approaches to Disclosure: Saving Costs vs. Reducing Transparency?" Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and TECBAR, London, 14 February 2019
"Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution" Annual FIDIC Users Conference, London, 5 December 2018
"Using dispute boards in international projects,” Building, 4 January 2021
"Standard forms of contract: FIDIC vs NEC" Construction Law, 4th May 2020
"How should the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak be managed on projects under FIDIC and NEC?”, White & Case client alert, 31 March 2020 (co-authored with Charles Nairac, Dr. Markus Burianski, Dr. Dimitar Kondev and Yasmine El Achkar)
"Disputes boards' use likely to grow", Construction Law, 1 November 2019
"Getting your digital documents in order: The challenges for dispute resolution", Construction News, 16 July 2019
"Prevention principle will not override agreed contract terms on concurrent delay”, White & Case client alert, 8 August 2018 (co-authored with Ralph Goodchild)"Trends in international arbitration", Construction Law Review, 1 August 2018
"Computers take over the Courtroom", Building, 11 July 2018
"The Second Edition of the SCL Delay and Disruption Protocol”, White & Case client alert, 2 March 2017 (co-authored with Julian Bailey and Michael Turrini)"Dispute boards – modern approaches to dispute resolution in international projects", Global Arbitration Review, 16 July 2013
"Insolvency: When Is It Official?", Building, 26 August 2011
"Case Clarifies Contract Liabilities", Construction News, 14 April 2011
"Pure Economic Loss Re-Examined", Property Law Journal 267, 2011
Amendments Assessed", Property Law Journal 245, 2010
Construction: International Arbitration – Up and Coming (Chambers UK 2021)
'Rebecca Shorter is very impressive; excellent, hugely organised and hard working.'
(Legal 500 UK – Construction: Contentious, 2020)