Rebecca Shorter | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
 Rebecca Shorter
 Rebecca Shorter

Rebecca Shorter

Associate, London

T +44 20 7532 1634

E rshorter@whitecase.com

Overview

Rebecca Shorter is a senior associate in the London Construction and Engineering group. She advises contractors and owners on dispute resolution and is experienced in arbitration, litigation and alternative methods of dispute resolution such as dispute boards, adjudication and mediation. Rebecca joined White & Case in 2013 from a leading construction law firm.

Rebecca is an elected member of council for the Society of Construction Law (UK); in this capacity she sits on the committees for the London Programme of events and also SCL Astra.

Bars and Courts

  • Solicitor, England and Wales

Education

  • LPC, Bloomsbury College of Law
  • LLB Law with French Law, University of Reading
  • Diploma in French Legal Studies, Université X de Paris Nanterre

Languages

  • English
  • French

Experience

Acting for a contractor in a complex delay and disruption claim before 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 specialist tunnelling subcontractor in a LCIA arbitration relating to the construction of a new city drainage system in the Middle East.

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.

Acting for a Middle East government on ICC arbitrations relating to the construction of a new international airport in the country.

Advising an Employer in relation to multiple disputes arising out of the construction of an acid production facility in the Middle East.

Acting for a southern African government in an ICC arbitration relating to the construction of a new passenger terminal building in the country's international airport.

Acting for a contractor in adjudication and Scottish Court of Session proceedings arising out of the construction of a hydro-electric power station in the UK.

Representing a specialist subcontractor in a complex delay and disruption dispute relating to high profile London residential development in Technology and Construction Court proceedings.

Representing a specialist sub-contractor in a final account dispute in a CIMAR arbitration for works in the refurbishment of a landmark London hotel.

Acting for a UK government tenant in Part 8 proceedings in the Technology and Construction Court and advising in a tripartite mediation with the developer and the owner.

Publications

  • 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